May 18th, 2022

Middle School Resource: Twins! by Discovery Education

Middle School Resource Twins! by Discovery Education In this lesson, students will understand the following: Identical twins are genetically identical. For this reason, twins separated at birth and later reunited have been subjects for scientific researchers investigating the influence of heredity and environment on human personality. Related NY State Academic Standards: S.MS.LS.2.4, S.MS.LS.1.5, S.MS.LS.3.1, and […]

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May 11th, 2022

Middle School Resource: Pen Pals Around the World

Middle School Resource Pen Pals Around the World In this activity, students write letters and exchange information with a pen pal from a school in a country that speaks the language they are studying. Activity: Teacher secures information on schools in other countries and obtains the names and addresses of students in that school interested […]

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May 4th, 2022

Middle School Resource: What’s Fun About Surface Area? by Teaching Channel

Middle School Resource What’s Fun About Surface Area? by Teaching Channel In this lesson idea video, students construct an understanding of surface area. Related NY State Academic Standards: 6.G.4! Be sure to check out our Educational Resources, featuring thousands of activities, lesson plans, constructed-response questions, rubrics, teacher resources, multimedia, and more!

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April 27th, 2022

Middle School Resource: 19th-Century America in Art & Literature by NGA

Middle School Resource 19th-Century America in Art & Literature by NGA In the United States, the nineteenth century was a time of tremendous growth and change. The new nation experienced a shift from a farming economy to an industrial one, major westward expansion, displacement of native peoples, rapid advances in technology and transportation, and a […]

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April 20th, 2022

Middle School Resource: The Food Chain from planetpals

Middle School Resource The Food Chain from planetpals This page describes how organisms get food from their environment, either by consuming other organisms or making their own food. A nice graphic illustrates these relationships. Ideal for all children as well as teachers and parents. Related NY State Academic Standards: S.2.LS.2.2, S.3.LS.2.1,S.4.LS.1.1, and more! Be sure […]

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April 13th, 2022

Middle School Resource: Project Earth Game by Teaching Channel

Middle School Resource Project Earth Game by Teaching Channel The objective of the lesson in this video is for students to work as a mock community to see how choices impact the environment. Related NY State Academic Standards: SL.5.1.c and SL.5.1.d! Be sure to check out our Educational Resources, featuring thousands of activities, lesson plans, […]

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April 6th, 2022

Middle School Resource: Paper Airplane Contest by ESL-KIDS

Middle School Resource Paper Airplane Contest by ESL-KIDS In this activity, give students a couple of minutes to make an airplane and one minute to test them. Divide the students into two teams and have the teams stand at the back of the room. Ask a student a question and if the answer is correct […]

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March 30th, 2022

Middle School Resource: How to Tell the Birds from the Flowers by Books Should Be Free

Middle School Resource How to Tell the Birds from the Flowers by Books Should Be Free This resource allows users to freely download Robert Williams Wood’s How to Tell the Birds from the Flowers as an audiobook in mp3, iPod, or iTunes format. Related NY State Academic Standards: SL.4.2, SL.4.5, SL.5.2, and more! Be sure […]

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March 16th, 2022

Middle School Resource: History of St. Patrick’s Day by History.com

Middle School Resource History of St. Patrick’s Day by History.com This resource, from History.com’s archives, focuses on the history behind St. Patrick’s Day. Related NY State Academic Standards: SS.6.4, SS.6.4.b.1, SS.6.4.c.2, and more! Be sure to check out our Educational Resources, featuring thousands of activities, lesson plans, constructed-response questions, rubrics, teacher resources, multimedia, and more!

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March 9th, 2022

Middle School Resource: Alternate Exterior Angles by Math Open Reference

Middle School Resource Alternate Exterior Angles by Math Open Reference This interactive web-based resource demonstrates the alternate exterior angles that are formed where a transversal crosses two lines. The interactive application shows the two possible pairs of angles alternating when in animation mode. By dragging the three lines, it can be seen that the angles […]

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