Secondary Level Lessons

Grades 6-8: Technology

Puff Car: The Design Process

This application-based lesson requires students to generate their own ideas for the design of the Puff Car that will be propelled by only one puff of air.  The lesson incorporates the application of age-appropriate math and science skills.

Grade 8: Math

How Do You Get There From Here?

Grade 8: Living Environment

Whose Air is it Anyway?

This is an interactive Smartboard lesson for students to enhance class discussion of both science topics and vocabulary. The lesson reviews concepts and vocabulary for the Intermediate Level Science Test (ILST). In addition, students will increase their knowledge of non-science specific vocabulary. The concepts of map skills and anthropogenic influences on the environment, at both the local and global level are addressed.

Grade 7-8: Languages other than English (LOTE)

Family & Celebrations: Weddings

Students will identify similarities and differences in the customs associated with weddings and marriage in the target culture and in the United States by drawing upon their own knowledge and the knowledge of their peers and by accessing authentic materials such as videos, invitations, programs, first person reports, and newspaper/blog articles. The lesson may be adapted for grades 9-12.

Grade 8 and 11: Social Studies - U.S. History and Government

Upton Sinclair's 'The Jungle' and America's Progressive Era

Use Upton Sinclair's novel The Jungle as a centerpiece for study of reformers and "muckrakers" during America's Progressive Era. Adapted for middle level and high school. Presented by Jennifer Allard, New Lebanon Teachers Association.

Grade 11-12

Industrialization And Urbanization (1850s TO 1920s)

Explain the impact of industrialism, immigration and urbanization on American society and analyze the actions taken by citizens to bring about political and social change during the Progressive Era.