Historical skills : dating documents
Explains the different dating conventions employed in historical documents. For example, the system of dating by reference to a religious feast day and the year of the reigning monarch has little in common with the modern calendar. Even where a recognisable date is provided, it may not be what it at first appears.... The resource includes a glossary, bibliography and translation of relevant Latin numbers/phrases. Illustrative images of items from our collections appear throughout.
Historical skills : using archives
This resource provides a general introduction to what archives are, where they are kept, how to find relevant material, and what to expect on a visit to an archives office. A glossary and bibliography are also provided along with numerous links to relevant external resources. The scope of this unit principally reflects the archival holdings of the University of Nottingham and illustrative images of items from our collections appear throughout.
Historical skills : weights and measurements
Aims to identify and explain some common difficulties in deciphering units of weights, measurements, and money in historical documents. Explores English and Welsh measuring systems, predominantly those used from the late sixteenth and early 17th centuries onwards, and those in force after the Weights and Measures Act of 1824. The resource includes a glossary and bibliography. Illustrative images of items from our collections appear throughout.
Postgraduate study skills in science, technology or mathematics
Are you about to undertake a PhD in science, technology or mathematics? If so, this unit will help you to examine your work processes. You will consider and develop the nature of postgraduate work and look at the planning of work needed at doctoral level.
Developing modelling skills
This unit is the third in the MSXR209 series of five units on mathematical modellng. It provides an overview of the processes involved in developing models, starting by explaining how to specify the purpose of the model. It then moves on to look at aspects involved in creating models, such as simplifying problems, choosing variables and parameters, formulating relationships and finding solutions. You will also look at interpreting results and evaluating models. This unit assumes that you have pr
Dance communicates ideas through movement and is an expressive art form. Students need to learn how to use their body in a safe and healthy way, whilst developing a wide-ranging movement vocabulary. The use of different dance techniques can be an effective way of building vocabulary and developing different kinds of skills and abilities. Technical dance skills can form the foundation on which to develop and enhance each individual's performance. As dance teachers, we may have a range of skills,
Essay Writing Skills
Essay Writing Skills
Heritage Lesson Plan
Heritage Lesson Plan
Looking at light and shade Teacher Training Videos: Making Mind Maps A Personal Reflection Paper on the Importance of Self-Analysis of Communication and Listening Skills What Do Maps Show? Census and redistricting plan Daily Lesson Plan : redefining Addiction The New York Times Daily Lesson Plan: Growing Pains Earth Exploration Toolbook Chapter: Analyzing Populations with Maps Using the U.S. - Mexico Demograp Energy transfer lesson plan Plan Your Future Park! Teaching Reading Skills: Disciminating Vowel Sounds Modeling Research Skills
This resource looks at how light behaves on different surfaces and objects. It suggests using active learning to help pupils understand how light
This video shows you how to use bubbl.us as a mind mapping tool for presentations. This video was created for teachers to help them to incorporate technology into their teaching.
In Summer 2007, a Virginia Tech Doctoral cohort completed EDAE 6924, School Community Partnerships. Here is a personal reflection authored by Stanley Jones.
This online teacher packet for upper elementary and junior high school students has four lessons on reading and using maps. The packet includes a teacher's guide, four printable activity sheets, and three maps in PDF format that can be downloaded and printed on 8.5" x 11" paper.
David Boeri reports that the state of Massachusetts has lost a seat in the US House of Representatives because of a decline in the population according to the 1990 census. Boeri notes that Ray Flynn (Mayor of Boston ) and others are calling for a recount because they believe that the census undercounts urban residents. Boeri's report is accompanied by footage of census workers going from door to door. Boeri reports on speculation that Joe Early (US Congressman) may retire and on speculation that
The New York Times Learning Network offers a lesson plan to complement a recent article on the biology of drug addiction. The lesson plan, designed for grades 6-12, helps students learn about how addiction can have both physiological and behavioral effects. Students then apply what they learn in developing a training session for counselors working with drug-addicted teenagers. Discussion questions, vocabulary, Web links, and extension activity ideas are all included.
The New York Times Learning Network offers a recent Daily Lesson Plan titled Growing Pains: Assessing the Complexities of Plant Growth and Reproduction. The lesson plan is designed for grades 6-12 and contains three activities: 1) learning about plant anatomy using familiar food items, 2) reading and discussing a New York Times article about plant growth and reproduction, and 3) growing plants in the classroom to explore the factors affecting plant growth and reproduction. The Web site also incl
In this activity, users are guided through a series of simple steps as they learn how to use a very powerful tool, the US-Mexico Demographic Data Viewer. Users find regions on a map, states within each region, and counties within each state. They describe and compare the geographical and socioeconomic characteristics of selected regions within the United States and Mexico. They analyze the data for variables that describe population characteristics to produce color-coded maps that demonstrate th
This lesson introduces students to the concept of energy transfer. The students will explore that energy can be transferred to one type of energy to another with varying degrees of efficiency. The materials needed are Tesla coil, plasma ball, laser, radiometer, light source, thionen solution, incandescent bulb, and fluorescent bulb. This would be a suitable activity for small groups. Copyright 2005 International Technology Education Association
Our interactive game lets you plan your own park, making choices that communities all over New York city have been facing.
Teaching vowel sound discrimination skills using the Early
Interventions in Reading program from SRA/McGraw-Hill. Early
Interventions in Reading uses scaffolded and explicit direct instruction
to provide young students with the reading skills needed for academic
The fifth lesson in the Family, History and Memory module centers on developing students' research skills. Using the book The Diary of Anne Frank as a starting point, it guides students through the necessary steps for conducting good-quality research and developing a subsequent presentation. Students work as a group to develop their presentation. The lessons can be delivered as a module or as individual units.
Teacher Training Videos: Making Mind Maps
A Personal Reflection Paper on the Importance of Self-Analysis of Communication and Listening Skills
What Do Maps Show?
Census and redistricting plan
Daily Lesson Plan : redefining Addiction
The New York Times Daily Lesson Plan: Growing Pains
Earth Exploration Toolbook Chapter: Analyzing Populations with Maps Using the U.S. - Mexico Demograp
Energy transfer lesson plan
Plan Your Future Park!
Teaching Reading Skills: Disciminating Vowel Sounds
Modeling Research Skills