January 21st, 2020

Middle School Resource: Habitats Of The World by Discovery Education

Middle School Resource Habitats Of The World by Discovery Education Students will understand that earth supports many different animal habitats, each of which has distinct features and distinct plant and animal populations.  They will also learn that animals and plants are adapted to the conditions of the habitats in which they live. Related NY State […]

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May 21st, 2019

Middle School Resource: Separation Of Powers by Discovery Education

Middle School Resource Separation Of Powers Students will be able to define the concept of federalism, describe how federalism works at government and school levels. They will then create a written proposal outlining the powers a school-wide government should hold and the powers individual classrooms should hold. Related NY State Academic Standards: SS.7.4.b.2, SS.7.4.c.1, SS.7.4.c.2 […]

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January 9th, 2018

Middle School Resource: The Snow is Falling! The Snow is Falling!

The Snow is Falling! The Snow is Falling! Using problem simulations, students will explore the pattern of snow accumulation and possible variations to develop an understanding of functional relationships. As the activities proceed through the grade levels, various methods of describing, representing, and extending patterns are introduced. Related NY State Academic Standards: 5.OA.3, 6.SP.5.b, 6.SP.5.d, […]

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December 19th, 2017

Middle School Resource: Origins of Hanukkah

Origins of Hanukkah Looking for a video to help explain the history or Hanukkah to your students? This video, from History.com’s archives, focuses on the origins of the Jewish holiday, Hanukkah. Related NY State Academic Standards: SS.5.5.a.1, SS.6.4, SS.6.4.a, and more! Be sure to check out our Educational Resources, featuring thousands of activities, lesson plans, constructed-response […]

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November 14th, 2017

Middle School Resource: Geography General Space

Using Jump Ropes to Create the Shapes of States Geography, teamwork, creativity and movement align in this middle school resource. In this lesson students move around while working together to learn more about states and/or countries. They will use jump ropes against time to create the outline of different geographic regions. This lesson is best […]

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October 31st, 2017

Middle School Resource: Day, Night, and Cyclic Change

Day and Night: Interdisciplinary Study Of Cyclic Change Students are required to carry out a coordinated investigation in math and science of the changing patterns of the length of day from a global perspective. This learning experience is especially geared toward 8th grade math or 8th/9th grade earth science students. The goal is for students […]

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