October 5th, 2022

Middle School Resource: Rolling on the River by NGA

Middle School Resource Rolling on the River by NGA In this activity, students will explore how westward expansion increased the number of jobs available in the nineteenth century, including being a flatboatman through a painting by George Caleb Bingham. Working in pairs, students will write a letter to their partner from the standpoint of a […]

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September 28th, 2022

Middle School Resource: Leaf by Leaf: Autumn Poems by ReadWorks

Middle School Resource Leaf by Leaf: Autumn Poems by ReadWorks In a series of lessons, this unit explores a variety of literary concepts related to poetry using the texts “Leaf by Leaf: Autumn Poems” and “A Light in the Attic.” Related NY State Academic Standards: RL.5.2, RL.5.4, RL.5.10, and more! Be sure to check out […]

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September 21st, 2022

Middle School Resource: Web Weather for Kids

Middle School Resource Web Weather for Kids On this site, students can learn about the “ingredients” that make weather. Students can learn how to make fog, clouds, tornadoes, lightning, and rain through hands-on science activities. They can play weather games as a review of weather concepts, read about weather-related stories, and learn about safety tips […]

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September 14th, 2022

Middle School Resource: Classroom Idea: Newspapers in Math Education

Middle School Resource Classroom Idea: Newspapers in Math Education Activity: A leading newspaper stated that the majority of the information it contains is in the form of advertisements. To investigate this, distribute copies of the local newspaper to student groups. Have the students reach a consensus on their definition of “news” and on general headings […]

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September 7th, 2022

Middle School Resource: History of Labor Day by History.com

Middle School Resource History of Labor Day by History.com This resource, from History.com’s archives, focuses on how Labor Day first became a holiday. Related NY State Academic Standards: SS.8.2.d.1, SS.8.2.d.2, SS.8.2.e.5, 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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June 8th, 2022

Middle School Resource: World Travels

Middle School Resource World Travels In this activity: Students will learn about the major world biomes. Students will develop travel brochures to countries within the biomes. Students will gain an awareness of careers associated with travel. Related NY State Academic Standards: W.3.11, W.4.11, W.5.11, and more! Be sure to check out our Educational Resources, featuring […]

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June 1st, 2022

Middle School Resource: Faces of America by History.com

Middle School Resource Faces of America by History.com This video, from History.com’s archives, focuses on what citizens believe it means to be an American. Related NY State Academic Standards: SS.8.2.a.1, SS.SSP.5.3.2, SS.SSP.6.3.2, and more! Be sure to check out our Educational Resources, featuring thousands of activities, lesson plans, constructed-response questions, rubrics, teacher resources, multimedia, and […]

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May 25th, 2022

Middle School Resource: A Picture Is Worth A Thousand Words

Middle School Resource A Picture Is Worth A Thousand Words In this exercise, search through favorite magazines, newspapers, or the Internet for a photograph that is appealing. The photo should be of two or three people. Choose a photo based not only on the number of people, but also on the photo’s appeal and the […]

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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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