Revolution and the New Nation (1754-1820s)
This lesson plan includes documents and images for learning about the American Revolution, the Constitution, the creation of the U.S. Navy, Eli Whitney's patent for the cotton gin, Thomas Cooper's violation of the Sedition Act, and the Electoral College.
Visit to An Ocean Planet: Salinity and Deep Ocean Currents
This resource uses text, images, maps and a laboratory exercise to explain how differences in the temperature and salinity of ocean water cause the formation of deep-ocean currents. It is part of the Jet Propulsion Laboratory's "Ocean Surface Topography from Space" website. This material is also available on the "Visit to An Ocean Planet" CD-ROM.
Visible Earth: City Lights of Europe
Growth in "mega-cities" is altering the landscape and the atmosphere in such a way as to curtail normal photosynthesis. By using data from The Defense Meteorological Satellite Program's Operational Linescan System, researchers have been able to look at urban sprawl by monitoring the emission of light from cities at night. By overlaying these "light maps" onto other data such as soil and vegetation maps, the research shows that urbanization can have a variable but measurable impact on photosynthe
Mars and Earth: Science Learning Activities for After School
In this unit, participants are engaged in learning content while also developing skills that are key to conducting scientific investigations. These activities were adapted for use in after school programs for children ages 5-12. It consists of nine sequential activities; most activities can be completed in about one hour.
Kepler Mission Star Field Lithograph
This two-sided 8in. X 10in. print document depicts the Kepler Mission Field of View imposed upon a star field that includes the constellations Cygnus and Delphinus on the front. A description of the mission, the star selection constraints, the location of the field in the night sky, distances to the stars, and the CCD layout is included on the back. An image on the back also illustrates the distance the field is from the galactic center and the size of the field of view. NASA-s Kepler mission is
Knowledge in Action, Write Better
Materials emphasizing ways to improve writing skills.
Introducing News Time Spanish
So, you’ve been learning Spanish with Coffee Break Spanish, and perhaps you’ve been extending your knowledge with Show Time Spanish. Today we’re delighted to introduce a new show to help you build your vocabulary and develop your listening skills even further. News Time Spanish is a new weekly show from the Radio Ling
Klartext handlar i dag om att de röd-gröna partierna har berättat om sin plan, för hur de skulle vilja styra Sverige. Vår reporter har träffat Socialdemokraternas ledare Mona Sahlin, som förklarar hur de röd-gröna vill göra om reglerna för sjukförsäkringen. Vi berättar fler nyheter i programmet.
Klartext handlar i dag om att polisen i Örebro har tagit fast en man som är misstänkt för flera våldtäkter. I dag har politikerna i regeringen berättat om sin plan för hur de vill använda statens pengar. Vi berättar fler nyheter i programmet.
Weather Around the World
For primary and elementary students. There are five short videos filmed in five different climatic regions. Each clip contains details of the local climate and its significance in that region. There are also supporting materials. These sponge videos need a great deal of follow-up to be effective such as maps, temperature graphs, photos of animals with what they have the enables them to survive and the like.
How to Shoot a Soccer Ball with Power
How to Shoot a Soccer Ball with Power. Part of the series: How to Kick a Soccer Ball. Strike with your laces to maximize power when kicking a soccer ball; learn more and get soccer ball shooting tips in this free beginner soccer (football or futbol) skills short video lesson.
What it Means to be Canadian
This is a clip of a school geography project. In the video a student gives his perspective on what it means to be Canadian and discusses Canadian population, political geography, Canadian health care, sports, and other useful information and images of maps of Canada and Canadian geography. He talks about the history of Canada as a story with drawn illustrations.
Different Kinds of Smart: Multiple Intelligences
This program delves into Harvard University professor Howard Gardner’s theory of multiple intelligences, describing how people have learning skills that differ in significant ways. Featured are teachers who share a class of five- through eight-year-olds, including several mainstreamed special needs students, and a ninth- and 10th-grade social studies teacher, with commentary from Howard Gardner.
Nature Scenes of Nocturnal Bats
Bats are incredibly agile at navigating but some birds have learned how to overcome their sonar skills. From the BBC. This blurry video shows a hawk trying to get a meal.
El Chavo del 8 - Examen con los padres - Test with the parents
Watch one of the longest running and most popular family shows in Mexico, el chavo del ocho. This fun comedy will help hone your Spanish conversational skills as you follow along the dialogue about these people taking a test in school. Run time 08:24.
How to Choose a Musical Instrument to Play
How to Choose a Musical Instrument to Play. Choose a musical instrument to play by assessing your skills and talents in relation to that instrument is recommended in this rather simplistic approach, but it might help motivate students. 01:19 run time
The American Revolution
This is an 11-minute video that explains both the geographical and political causes of the Revolution. This would be a good video to start a study of the war and includes primary document quotes. Best used with a map of the colonies so students could follow the evidence better.
Map Lesson for Primary Grades
This is a great slide show for students to learn about maps and the different kinds of maps (political, relief). The words are large and can easily be seen if using a projector in a classroom. (Only pictures, no narration or music)
Relative Size of Objects on Maps
Students are taught how to scale and draw simple maps. Maps include bedroom, house, and neighborhood. Teacher shows students how to find their neighborhood in GoogleMaps. Teacher does not have students label the maps.