June 20th, 2016

Changing Seasons, Summer Daze, & Summer of Love

Changing Seasons, Summer Daze, & Summer of Love

Explore the changing seasons, help your students avoid a summer daze, and recount a summer of love in “Hashbury.” All of NYLearns’ Educational Resources are FREE and aligned to NY State Academic Standards.

Changing Seasons: Why Do We Have Seasons? Changing Seasons: Summer Daze Changing Seasons: Summer of Love


Elementary School

Why Do We Have Seasons?

In this lesson, students will learn that the tilt of the Earth’s axis as it revolves around the sun is responsible for the changing seasons.

Related NY State Academic Standards: L.1.1, RI.1.1, SL.1.1.c, and more!

Middle School

Summer Daze

In this lesson plan, begin by breaking down a typical summer day into a variety of activities and the amount of time they spend on each. They then translate their activity times into a simplified fraction, a decimal, and a percent. Students create a pie chart for this information that is unique to them. Students who struggle with the calculations will have the opportunity to practice these conversions by playing a game that can easily be differentiated for various levels of learners.

Related NY State Academic Standards: .NS.3 & 7.EE.3

High School

History Rocks: Summer of Love from ThoughtAudio.com

This video, from History.com’s archives, focuses on Hippies and Diggers in “Hashbury.”

Related NY State Academic Standards: SS.11.4.c, SS.11.4.d, SS.11.5.b, and more!

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