June 4th, 2019

Middle School Resource: Technology and Its Impact on Our Environment

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Middle School Resource

Technology and Its Impact on Our Environment

Students will gain an understanding of the impact technology has had on our environment.

Related NY State Academic Standards: RI.5.1, RI.5.2, RI.5.7 and more!

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June 3rd, 2019

Elementary School Resource: Protecting Our Planet by Discovery Education

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Elementary School Resource

Protecting Our Planet by Discovery Education

Students will describe the environmental impact of humans, understand that pollution is harmful to all living things and give examples of ways we can reduce, reuse, and recycle waste.

Related NY State Academic Standards: S.2.ESS.1.1, S.3.LS.4.4, S.4.ESS.3.1 and more!

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May 30th, 2019

High School Resource: Connecting Theater to Community by Joy2Learn

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High School Resource

Connecting Theater to Community by Joy2Learn

In this lesson, students write a scene from a play dealing with modern conflicts and compare them to conflicts of the past.

Related NY State Academic Standards: W.9-10.1.c, W.9-10.2, W.9-10.2.a and more!

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May 29th, 2019

Middle School Resource: The Magic of Musical Theater – The Phantom of the Opera (A SMART Board Lesson) by ECSDM

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Middle School Resource

The Magic of Musical Theater – The Phantom of the Opera

Students will:
-identify at least five important components of the art form of musical theater.
-describe the plot and conflict points as well as some interesting facts behind the story of The Phantom of The Opera.
-identify at least five primary characters from The Phantom of The Opera.
-listen to and identify music from Andrew Lloyd Webber’s The Phantom of The Opera.

Related NY State Academic Standards: SL.5.2, SL.6.2, SL.7.2 and more!

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May 28th, 2019

Elementary School Resource: Theatre Websites for Teachers

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Elementary School Resource

Theatre Websites for Teachers

This is a list of websites/resources that was compiled by the New York State Theatre Education Association (NYSTEA) Curriculum Committee.

Related NY State Academic Standards: NAS.TH.Pr5.1.II.b, NAS.TH.Pr6.1.5.a, NAS.TH.Pr6.1.6.a and more!

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May 22nd, 2019

High School Resource: U.S. Constitution – Checks and Balances by ECSDM

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High School Resource

U.S. Constitution – Checks and Balances by ECSDM

At the end of this lesson students will be able to identify and describe the system of checks and balances as well as create and provide examples of checks placed on the various branches of government.

Related NY State Academic Standards: SS.11.2.c.3, SS.11.2.d, SS.C.1.1B and more!

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May 21st, 2019

Middle School Resource: Separation Of Powers by Discovery Education

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Middle School Resource

Separation Of Powers

Students will be able to define the concept of federalism, describe how federalism works at government and school levels. They will then create a written proposal outlining the powers a school-wide government should hold and the powers individual classrooms should hold.

Related NY State Academic Standards: SS.7.4.b.2, SS.7.4.c.1, SS.7.4.c.2 and more!

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May 20th, 2019

Elementary School Resource: Branches of Government – Student Activity

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Elementary School Resource

Branches of Government – Student Activity

This site offers a description of how to make a mobile, which contains the duties of the president, congress and the Supreme Court using different colors of paper to distinguish each branch and help students remember each. This would be used as a review after teaching about the three branches of government.

Related NY State Academic Standards: SS.4.4.b.2, SS.E.5.2E

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May 15th, 2019

High School Resource: Geography Golf from P.E. Central

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High School Resource

Geography Golf

In this lesson students practice their knowledge of states and capitals while at the same time working on motor skills. This activity also promotes working together in small groups.

Related NY State Academic Standards: HPF.PE.I.1, HPF.PE.I.1.1, HPF.PE.I.1.1.A and more!

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May 14th, 2019

Middle School Resource: Sports Numbers by Illuminations

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Middle School Resource

Sports Numbers

Students are familiar with sports and sporting events. Whole numbers and fractions are used to represent the size of groups or collections and measurements involving lengths, weights, and times in many sporting and game situations. This knowledge can be used to give the students another picture of numbers.

Related NY State Academic Standards: 3.NF.1, 3.MD.2, 4.NBT.2 and more!

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