• Enrichment Activities

    Posted by Jennifer Debler on 3/17/2020

    Click here to practice your geography. 

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  • Fishy

    Posted by Jennifer Debler on 3/16/2020

    I took Fishy home to the tank at my house. Here it is: still hungry and swimming right to the top looking for food whenever I walk by!

    Fishy's new home away from home.

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  • Student Reflections

    Posted by Jennifer Debler on 2/26/2020

    Thank you to Team Hofstra students for your thoughtful reflections!

    Reflections display

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  • US Constitution Unit

    Posted by Jennifer Debler on 2/12/2020

    Want to learn more?! Check out these links...

    Click here for SchoolHouse Rock video.

    Click here to watch a whiteboard video of the US Constitution. 

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  • FREE Black History Month Flocabulary & More

    Posted by Jennifer Debler on 2/3/2020

    Check out the videos on Flocabulary to celebrate Black History Month. They are usually behind a pay wall but free in February.

    To learn about important African Americans in our time period of study Pre-1492-1865, we started Afr-Am History Month by playing  bingo. We will learn about individuals who made a difference and the historical evidence in today's world.  


    Check out the original text and a 1909 edition of Phillis Wheatley's book of poems at NMAAHC. 

    This item was donated to the museum by the Dennis family who preserve the history of Freed African Americans in Pennsylvania.


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  • Statues Debate

    Posted by Jennifer Debler on 12/12/2019

    We discussed the national debate on statues during the Columbus unit and how Americans are re-examining the symbols on public display. Many historians advocate for ADDING rather than removing all statues from earlier eras. Here is an example of a statue that has been added. It depicted a young man wearing Nikes and a hoodie. Check out the article to find the meaning behind it. The statue was done by the same artist who painted President Obama's official portrait. 

    New Statue   Artist Kehinde Wiley

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  • New York Times 1619 Curriculum

    Posted by Jennifer Debler on 12/12/2019

    Students are using the curriculum materials from the Pulitzer Center to study slavery. These materials are aligned with the 1619 project published in the New York Times in Aug. 2019. The New York Times magazine memorialized the 400th anniversary of the first Africans to arrive in Virginia as part of the forced migration of enslavement. Click here to meet the author, Nikole Hannah Jones, and learn more about her ideas for reframing perspectives on slavery. Click here to see the student timeline. 


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  • Geography Games

    Posted by Jennifer Debler on 12/9/2019

    Click for Quizziz. Enter the join code in the upper right. If you finish, play some geography games.

    Click here to play a find the states. Click here to practice the state capitals.


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  • Great new series on Netflix

    Posted by Jennifer Debler on 11/20/2019

    Click here to watch the trailer for the "Who was..." series on Netflix. Episode 12: Queen Elizabeth I and Galileo relates to our settlement unit. 

    Who Was Show

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  • New Netherland: Dutch Colony [in today's NY! ]

    Posted by Jennifer Debler on 11/15/2019

    CLICK HERE to HEAR the Dutch pronunciations of Brooklyn, the Bronx, Nassau, Staten Island, Harlem, etc...

    Click here for Mr Bett's video, New Amsterdam to New York. 

    CLICK HERE to learn more about the movement to divide NYS into the New Amsterdam region and the Empire region. Should NY split up into 2 or 3 states??!!

    Click here to learn of the efforts to divide California into six states in 2014 and three in 2018.

    3 Plates of NY

    New Amsterdam map


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