Lesson Plans

Lesson Plans

 

How to Contribute Lesson Plans
 

If you would like us to add your lesson plans to our website, please follow these steps:

  1. Download the "Lesson Plan Template" PDF file.
  2. Fill out the template with your lesson plan content.
  3. Save the PDF and email it as an attachment to: CulturalEd@northeastcompcenter.org
  4. The lesson plans will then be peer-reviewed using the EQuIP Review Process (link is external) before being uploaded onto our website.

Thank you in advance for your contribution!


Arts
Arts in Education programs have long been valued learning experiences in New York State schools. The State's magnificent arts and cultural institutions (museums, libraries, historical sites, performing arts companies, and teaching artists) support and enrich school curriculum across the New York State learning standard areas. Current research demonstrates that integrating the Arts into general education throughout the learning process, in addition to sequential teaching in dance, music, theatre, and visual arts, significantly enhances students' cognitive, personal, and social abilities.

For more information, please visit the NYSED (link is external) website.


English Languages Arts
Success in school and in life is determined in large part by competence in language. As a significant means for developing students' abilities to use their minds well, language is a central factor in learning for all students and in all disciplines. The NYSED English Language Arts Office of Curriculum & Instruction webpage includes resources and information to support PreK-12 standards-based English Language Arts curriculum and instruction. On this page, you will find links to the P-12 Common Core Learning Standards for English Language Arts & Literacy, an ELA news page, Frequently Asked Questions, an ELA Toolkit, and links to other English Language Arts resources. In January 2011, the Board of Regents approved the P-12 Common Core Learning Standards for English Language Arts & Literacy.

For more information, please visit the NYSED (link is external) website.


Languages Other Than English
The Board of Regents recognizes the diversity of students in New York State, including students with disabilities, students with limited English profociency, gifted students, and educationally disadvantaged students, and has made a strong commitment to integrating the education of all students into the total school program.  A classroom typically includes students with a wide range of abilities who may pursue multiple pathways to learn effectively, participate meaningfully, and work toward attaining the curriucular standards.  Students with diverse learning neeeds may need accommodations or adaptationsof instructional strategies and materials to enhance their learning and/or adjust for their learning capabilities.

For more information, please visit the NYSED (link is external) website.


Math
The New York State Mathematics Initiative is designed to improve student achievement in mathematics by building statewide leadership capacity focused on improved teaching and learning. In order to prepare for the 21st century by implementing the changes mandated by No Child Left Behind, the continuous advancement of technology, and the implementation of the 2005 Core Curriculum, NYS teachers need leadership and guidance in sustained quality professional development. By increasing the content knowledge and pedagogy of teachers, the level of student achievement in mathematics will improve. To reach this goal the math initiative will build statewide leadership capacity.

For more information, please visit the NYSED (link is external) website.


Science
New York requires students to earn at least three units of credit in science to graduate from high school. The New York State Board of Regents adopted the New York State Learning Standards for Mathematics, Science, and Technology in 1996 which were comprised of seven standards: four process standards which were common across the three content areas, and three content standards, one for each subject, mathematics, science, and technology. The mathematics content area standards have since been replaced by the Common Core State Standards in Mathematics. The science standard is comprised of key ideas and performance indicators divided between the Physical Setting (Earth and Space Science, and Physical Sciences) and the Living Environment (Life Sciences) which were further developed into core curriculum resource guides, one for elementary (K–4), intermediate (5–8), and one in each content area (Living Environment, Physical Setting/Chemistry, Physical Setting/Earth Science, and Physical Setting/Physics) at the high school level.

For more information, please visit the Next Generation Science  (link is external)website.


Social Studies
The New York State K-12 Social Studies Framework is designed to prepare students for college, career and civic life with courses that are rigorous and aligned to New York State Learning Standards, both Common Core and Social Studies. This framework integrates existing New York State Learning Standards and the New York State Core Curriculum for Social Studies into a single 3-part document. It is intended to serve as a guide for local districts to develop their Social Studies curriculum. It incorporates the New York State Common Core Learning Standards and recommends the use of the C3 Inquiry Arc as instructional methodology. Social studies practices are identified, as well as the key ideas, conceptual understandings and content specifications.

For more information, please visit the EngageNY (link is external) website.