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Fourth graders explore the geographical features of the cities and areas in New York State. They research one of the cities and do a PowerPoint presentation. Neat lesson idea.
Young scholars choose one region of New York state, and create a travel brochure that includes information such as geographical features, tourist attractions, accesibility, economic features, and historical events that occured in that region.
Fourth graders study European explorers who made an impact of New York State. They conduct research and create a timeline and a Powerpoint presentation about one of the explorers.
Fourth graders create a New York State travel brochure which features noteworthy geographical features, historical and current places of interest, and economic highlights.
Students study two of the main Native American tribes and their cultural influence on New York State. They investigate how the Native Americans used the environment to meet basic needs and wants in this cross curricular unit.
Middle schoolers examine a variety of information for New York State including insolation data, and economic or political data, thus incorporating both science and social studies. Encouraging learners to become concerned citizens as they enter the adult world, they get to consider whether or not increasing the amount of surface area devoted to photovoltaic system is a wise investment.
Fourth graders investigate the tourist regions of New York state and plan a trip to one of them using a map. They plan the financial and travel plans, and keep a photo album of their trip.
What type of reptiles live in New York State? This lesson gets the class thinking about what factors determine where particular animals live. They analyze the Hudson Valley environment, identify specific reptile and amphibian characteristics, and then complete a worksheet that maps the areas in which particular reptiles and amphibians dwell. The answer keys are included but worksheet masters are not. Since a link to the web site is available worksheets may be downloadable.
Seventh graders study the Erie Canal and New York state. They design a three-day vacation itinerary using tourism sites, which highlight historical facts and include the modern remains of the New York Canal system.
Fourth graders identify key democratic values and explain the function of the three branches of New York State Government. They describe the history and purpose of the New York State Constitution.
For this mid-unit assessment, fourth graders should be able to read, take notes and write a well-constructed paragraph. This plan is a halfway point for a larger unit that utilizes close reading skills and visible thinking strategies to teach learners more efficient ways to read and write. They have 30 minutes to use skills learned in previous lessons with familiar informational text. The informational text, The Iroquois: A Six Nation Confederacy, is not included in the lesson, but the instructions, skills, and strategies used are exemplary and can be generalized to any text. Note: This unit also supplements 4th grade social studies lessons for New York state teachers.
Young authors participate in distance learning to view the Road Runner at the Buffalo zoo. They create a plan for an animal habitat and a brochure about an animal in a zoo.They using Noodle Tools and Noodle Bibs to take notes and write about their animal.
Second graders explore a bag of mixed pattern blocks. As a class they discuss different attributes of these shapes. In this math lesson plan, 2nd graders search to find shapes that are similar by placing shapes on top of one another to compare size and shape. Additionally, students read the word problem provided and create ways to tile the floor with shapes that are congruent. This lesson plan contains two assessments.
This activity will help your class understand the path of the sun across the sky at different times of the year.  The fifteen questions ask them to examine the movement of the sun and appearance of the sky around their personal location.
Students outline the major events in the history of Onondaga Lake. They identify the parties involved in the events of Onondaga Lake. Students determine the sources of pollution that impacted Onondaga lake. They outline the major land uses of the area around Onondaga Lake. Students identify the impacts, both positive and negative, each form of land use had on the Onondaga Lake area.
Pupils will display the first five rows of Pascal's Triangle and discuss in their groups what patterns they see in the rows of numbers. They will give responses and discuss that these numbers form what is called Pascal's Triangle.
Fourth graders read the provided documents about the Erie Canal to discover the impact that this transportation systems had on the New York community. In this history lesson, 4th graders first analyze the documents and answer the corresponding questions about the Canal. Students lastly author a composition explaining how the Erie Canal affected the development of New York state.
Students explore number patterns. In this number patterns and probability math lesson, students work in groups to describe the patterns present in the first five rows of Pascal's Triangle, then write numbers to continue this pattern. Students flip coins and record the possible outcomes, then examine Pascal's Triangle to determine the possible probability relationships.
In this American Indians worksheet, students read a 2 page article on American Indians, answer 6 statements as true or false and fill in 8 blanks in 8 facts referring back to American Indians.
Learners examine the impact of modernization on China and India. While watching a video about a Chinese worker and the peasant class and how modernization affects both groups. They investigate the issue of migration in both countries and debate modernization prior to writing an essay on the subject.

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