December 17th, 2019

Middle School Resource: Why December 25th by History.com

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Middle School Resource

Why December 25th by History.com

This three minute video, from History.com’s archives, focuses on why Christmas is celebrated on December 25th since it is not Christ’s actual birthday. It also describes how the Christmas traditions we know today came to be.

Related NY State Academic Standards: SS.SSP.6.2.6, SS.SSP.7.2.6, SS.SSP.8.2.6 and more!

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December 16th, 2019

Elementary School Resource: European Christmas Customs by History.com

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Elementary School Resource

European Christmas Customs

This video, from History.com’s archives, focuses on the older Christmas customs.

Related NY State Academic Standards: SS.6.4, SS.6.4.a, SS.6.4.b and more!

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December 11th, 2019

High School Resource: Ask a Rabbi – Hanukkah by History.com

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High School Resource

Ask a Rabbi: Hanukkah 

This video, from History.com’s archives, focuses on the different customs celebrated for Hanukkah.

Related NY State Academic Standards: SS.6.4, SS.6.4.a, SS.6.4.b and more!

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December 10th, 2019

Middle School Resource: Origins of Hanukkah by History.com

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Middle School Resource

Origins of Hanukkah by History.com

This video, from History.com’s archives, focuses on the history of the Jewish holiday, Hanukkah.

Related NY State Academic Standards: SS.5.5.a.1, SS.6.4, SS.6.4.a and more!

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December 9th, 2019

Elementary School Resource: Gingerbread House by History.com

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Elementary School Resource

Gingerbread House

This four minute video from History.com’s archives focuses on the Christmas tradition of creating gingerbread houses. It can be used in the classroom to teach tradition or could be turned into a STEM activity as students create their own houses.

Related NY State Academic Standards: SS.3.TCC.4, SS.3.MOV.5.b, SS.E.1 and more!

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December 4th, 2019

High School Resource: Culture and History of Health Care

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High School Resource

Culture and History of Health Care

Students learn about the effects of culture and history on health care.

Related NY State Academic Standards: CDOS.C.3a.BS.1.A, CDOS.C.3a.TS.2.A, CDOS.C.3a.PQ.3.A and more!

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December 3rd, 2019

Middle School Resource: What is Health? by ECSDM

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Middle School Resource

What is Health?

Students will define health/wellness and they will list various events that affects all three aspects of their health. Students will also analyze how each aspect of health affects the other.

Related NY State Academic Standards: HPF.HE.I.1.1.C, HPF.PE.I.1, HPF.FC.I.1.1.C

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December 2nd, 2019

Elementary School Resource: Health Awareness by St. Lawrence-Lewis BOCES

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Elementary School Resource

Health Awareness

Students will create a graphic organizer using Kidspiration, participate in group discussion, and illustrate the four elements of a Healthy Lifestyle by creating a poster.

Related NY State Academic Standards: HPF.HE, HPF.HE.E.1.1.B, HPF.HE.E.1.1.C and more!

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November 27th, 2019

High School Resource: Karpeles Document: George Washington’s Thanksgiving Proclamation

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High School Resource

George Washington’s Thanksgiving Proclamation

Signed by President George Washington on October 3, 1789, this was the first national Thanksgiving Day proclamation under the Constitution. William Jackson authored the original draft.

Related NY State Academic Standards: RI.11-12.8, RI.11-12.9, RH.5-8.2 and more!

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November 26th, 2019

Middle School Resource: History of Thanksgiving by History.com

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Middle School Resource

History of Thanksgiving

This video, from History.com’s archives, focuses on the the history of Thanksgiving and how it became a holiday.

Related NY State Academic Standards: SS.5.3, SS.5.3.b, SS.5.3.b.1 and more!

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