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Mapping Where Animals Live
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.
Pre-K - 5th Science 6 Views 28 Downloads
Welcome to New York State
Students 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.
4th - 5th Social Studies & History 5 Views 47 Downloads
Situation of America, 1848
Students explore 19th century American artwork. In this cross curriculum New York history and art appreciation instructional activity, students view a reproduction of the painting "Situation of America, 1848," and identify visual symbols and details that depict information about the time period.
4th - 5th Visual & Performing Arts 3 Views 14 Downloads
The Mystery of Exploration
Learners comprehend the history of European exploration of North America. They are introduced to basic reasearch techniques. Students focus on four explorers who visited New York State: Verrazano, Cartier, Champlian, and Hudson. They use the Webquest to put themselves in the role of one explorer.
4th - 5th Social Studies & History 7 Views 61 Downloads
Low Bridge, Everybody Down
Fourth graders study the history of the Erie Canal, and its effect on the development of New York State. Students incorporate literature, ELA components, technology, cooperative skills, Social Studies, Art and Music when learning and presenting what was learned.
4th Language Arts 5 Views 15 Downloads
Document Based Question: Erie Canal
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 plan, 4th graders first analyze the documents and answer the corresponding questions about the Canal.
4th Social Studies & History 3 Views 0 Downloads
Native Americans of Rockland County
Learners comprehend Native American cultures through the use of both secondary and primary sources. They explore and investigate Native Americans in New York State. Students are shown some old Indian arrowheads and they are challenged to find out about them.
4th - 5th Social Studies & History 3 Views 5 Downloads
Solar Energy in New York
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.
6th - 8th Science 5 Views 15 Downloads
Farming In New York State - Module 2
Students study the agricultural trends in their region to identify the cultural groups that have settled there throughout history. Agriculture and cuisine are fundamental cultural expressions. They study the relationship between people and the land.
4th - 6th Science 3 Views 5 Downloads
Farming In New York State - Module 3
Students build upon their knowledge of regional agricultural trends to explore the impact that changes in technology had on everyday life, ranging from the use of simple hand tools to the introduction and use of gasoline-powered agricultural tools.
4th - 11th Science 3 Views 3 Downloads
Investigation - Can You Guess My Favorite Color?
Second graders explore a bag of mixed pattern blocks. As a class they discuss different attributes of these shapes. In this math lesson, 2nd graders search to find shapes that are similar by placing shapes on top of one another to compare size and shape.
2nd Math 3 Views 5 Downloads