February 25th, 2020

Middle School Resource: Reading Online Informational Text by St. Lawrence-Lewis BOCES

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Middle School Resource

Reading Online Informational Text

This is part of a unit addressing the skill of reading non-fiction and informational texts both in print and online. I have started with a focus on reading textbooks in social studies and science. Mid-way through the unit, I make a transition to “everyday, real world” reading. The sections of an article have been taught. By the end of the unit, the students will be able to identify the sections, explain the importance of each and demonstrate how they would use them.

Related NY State Academic Standards: RI.6.1, RI.6.2, RI.6.3 and more!

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February 24th, 2020

Elementary School Resource: Prepare to read a text by reading the titles and subtitles by LearnZillion

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Elementary School Resource

Prepare to read a text by reading the titles and subtitles by LearnZillion

In this lesson you will understand how to prepare to read a section of text by reading the titles and subtitles.

Related NY State Academic Standards: RI.3.5

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February 19th, 2020

High School Resource: The Bill of Rights: Debating the Amendments by Library of Congress

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High School Resource

The Bill of Rights: Debating the Amendments by Library of Congress

In this lesson, students will examine a copy of twelve possible amendments to the United States Constitution as originally sent to the states for their ratification in September of 1789. Students will debate and vote on which of these amendments they would ratify and compare their resulting “Bill of Rights” to the ten amendments ratified by ten states that have since been known by this name.

Related NY State Academic Standards: SS.5.6.b.1, SS.7.4, SS.7.5.b and more!

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February 19th, 2020

Elementary School Resource: Learning To Respect Each Other by Discovery Education

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Elementary School Resource

Learning To Respect Each Other by Discovery Education

Students will learn about civil rights in America and how to respect one another in today’s world.

Related NY State Academic Standards: SS.3.CIV.8.b, SS.3.CIV.8.b.1, SS.4.3.b.3 and more!

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February 18th, 2020

Middle School Resource: Envisioning Equality by Discovery Education

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Middle School Resource

Envisioning Equality by Discovery Education

Students will identify important civil rights leaders and describe the life and legacy of a particular civil rights leader.

Related NY State Academic Standards: SS.5.6.c, SS.5.6.c.1, SS.7.7 and more!

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February 12th, 2020

High School Resource: Presidential Speeches by Discovery Education

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High School Resource

Presidential Speeches by Discovery Education

Students will listen to and analyze a presidential speech in order to understand the principles held by the president and the historical context in which the speech was made; prepare and hold a campaign and reelection simulation involving the featured presidents to compare leadership qualities; research and collect historical information surrounding each featured president and play a trivia game based on this information.

Related NY State Academic Standards: SS.8.9.c, SS.8.9.d.1, SS.SSP.5.1.2 and more!

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February 11th, 2020

Middle School Resource: President George Washington’s First Inaugural Speech (1789) by NARA

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Middle School Resource

President George Washington’s First Inaugural Speech (1789) by NARA

Students can read George Washington’s First Inaugural Speech as an online interactive document.

Related NY State Academic Standards: SS.5.6.a.1, SS.7.5.b.1, SS.7.5.c.2 and more!

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February 10th, 2020

Elementary School Resource: Election of the President and Vice President: Primary Election

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Elementary School Resource

Election of the President and Vice President: Primary Election

This site provides a description of the primary election process. It includes information about the Electoral College. Links to more information about election day, election of senators, and voting are available. There are also links on the side of the page that lead to more detailed readings about government that are better suited for older students.

Related NY State Academic Standards: SS.1.CIV.4.b, SS.2.CIV.3.c, SS.2.CIV.3.c.1 and more!

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February 5th, 2020

High School Resource: Blacks in the Military by History.com

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High School Resource

Blacks in the Military by History.com

This video, from History.com’s archives, focuses on how African American’s served in WWII and how it helped the Civil Rights movement.

Related NY State Academic Standards: SS.8.6, SS.8.6.b.1, SS.8.6.b.2 and more!

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February 4th, 2020

Middle School Resource: Personal Stories and Primary Sources – Conversations with Elders by Library of Congress

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Middle School Resource

Personal Stories and Primary Sources – Conversations with Elders 

Learning history from real people involved in real events brings life to history. This project provides a means to learn about the twentieth century from real people and primary sources.

Related NY State Academic Standards: SS.SSP.5.1.2, SS.SSP.6.1.2, SS.SSP.7.1.2 and more!

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