March 11th, 2020

High School Resource: The Space Race by History.com

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High School Resource

The Space Race by History.com

This video, from History.com’s archives, focuses on the U.S.S.R. and America’s race to the moon and space.

Related NY State Academic Standards: SS.8.7, SS.8.7.a, SS.8.7.a.2 and more!

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March 10th, 2020

Middle School Resource: Life In Space: International Space Station by Discovery Education

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Middle School Resource

Life In Space: International Space Station by Discovery Education

Students will learn about what life on the International Space Station is like.

Related NY State Academic Standards: MST5.E.HT5, MST5.E.IT6, MST5.I.HT5.1

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March 9th, 2020

Elementary School Resource: Planetary Scientists in 1st Grade?!

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Elementary School Resource

Planetary Scientists in 1st Grade?!

Students will gather data, create a model of the solar system using the data and share their findings verbally with their classmates.

Related NY State Academic Standards: 1.1.1, RI.1.1, RI.1.2 and more! 

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March 4th, 2020

High School Resource: eHealth Insurance by Consumer Jungle

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High School Resource

eHealth Insurance by Consumer Jungle

Students comparison shop health insurance for themselves to understand how much the monthly premiums, deductibles, and co-insurance amounts vary from plan to plan.

Related NY State Academic Standards: S-MD.5.b, CDOS.C.3b.BI.4.A.SW, CDOS.C.3b.HS.3.A.SW and more!

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March 3rd, 2020

Middle School Resource: Wellness Inventory by ECSDM

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Middle School Resource

Wellness Inventory by ECSDM

Students will assess their health/wellness status and identify areas of weakness that they can create goals to improve.

Related NY State Academic Standards: HPF.HE.I.1.1.B, HPF.HE.I.1.1.D, HPF.PE.I.1.1.C

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March 2nd, 2020

Elementary School Resource: Germs and the Importance of Washing Your Hands

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Elementary School Resource

Germs and the Importance of Washing Your Hands

Students will observe what happens when bread is handled by dirty hands. They will also observe the results of bread touched by hands cleaned using different methods.

Related NY State Academic Standards: W.K.2, W.K.7, W.CCR.2 and more!

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February 26th, 2020

High School Resource: Reading Like a Historian: Corroboration by Teaching Channel

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High School Resource

Reading Like a Historian: Corroboration by Teaching Channel

In this lesson idea video, students collaborate information from multiple sources.

Related NY State Academic Standards: RH.11-12.8, RH.11-12.9

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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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