|Teaching & Learning
Advanced Placement [AP]
courses provide BPS students with rigorous, college level
and the opportunity to gain college credits while still in high school.
Seven AP Social Studies courses are currently offered in BPS. More . . .
Common Core Standards define
the knowledge and skills students should have within their K-12
education careers so that they will graduate high school able to
succeed in entry-level, credit-bearing academic college courses and in
workforce training programs. More
Castle Learning Online supports classroom
content-related review assignments, practice sessions and benchmark
testing. Includes field-tested questions supported by
defined vocabulary, reference tables, hints and reasons for correct
answers in math, science, social studies, English and foreign
||Classzone Book Finder
McDougal Littell site. Select your state. Choose your textbook and access the text at home, online.
The site offers high quality, kid friendly material that can be used help students do better on the Regents exams.
Covering all core curriculum
areas, including history, literature, science, social studies, and
more, this portal provides a premium selection of reference material
including thousands of full-text periodicals and newspapers, primary
sources, creative works, e-books, video and audio clips as well as
Keep up to date with the NYS Senate by visiting this this multi-media website.
||Pearson Online Content
The site offers access to student interactive texts, historical documents, DK World Desk Reference and much more.
Lifelong Learning includes a television channel and an online service
that supports and enhances the educational experiences of teachers,
students, families, and adult learners throughout New York State .
||Additional Links for Parents
This collection of recommended websites
offers a variety of teaching and learning links as well as educational
games, parenting sites and links to important information and agencies
at both the state and national level.
Social Studies Help
On the Web, students can explore faraway
countries, discover the
history of the world, learn about the U.S. government and even find
ways to become more familiar with their own city or state. This
collection of elementary social studies help resources includes some of
the best sites for social studies students.
||Scott Foresman Social Studies
Geared to the elementary student, the website, available in both English and Spanish, offers a social studies library, an online atlas, current events, as well as activites aligned to the classroom curriculum.
Social Studies Resources at Home
Parents can play an active role in the social studies education of
their children with just a little help from the Web. Get inspiration
for finding social studies resources at home that can enhance your
child's life outside of the classroom. Ask your child’s teacher what
the class is studying and supplement those subjects at home.
School Social Studies
The site offers Social Studies resources for parents, teachers and
|Middle School Resources
||Student Resources for Middle School Social Studies
This website offers a collection of middle school social studies help resources, including some of
the best grade level appropriate sites for students.
||Parent Resources for Middle School Social Studies
In the middle grades, important social studies concepts include what it
means to be a good citizen, what it means to be a member of your nation
and culture, and how personal beliefs relate to the beliefs of others.
This website can help parents play an active role in the social studies education of their children.
||Community Links in Middle School Social Studies
History, geography and culture resources of all kinds can be found
online. Whether you are a student looking for a way to help you
remember the countries of the world, a teacher interested in engaging
new lessons that can inspire your class, or a parent wanting to help
your child understand important historical eras, you’ll find everything
you need in the Middle School Social Studies Web guide.
|High School Resources
Resources for High School Government
Investigate your local and national government, find original documents
written by historical figures and discover presidential biographies.
Resources for High School Government
In high school, students broaden their ideas about citizenship as they
learn the workings of their national and local governments. The parent
resources for high school government
can help you understand what your teens should be learning, and help
you stay engaged in their education as they mature into productive
members of society.
||Community Links in High School U.S. Government
America’s federal, state and local governments affect nearly every
aspect of our lives, and understanding how they work is important. Use
this website to find engaging government resources for students,
teachers and parents.