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Explains the different dating conventions employed in historical documents.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Aims to identify and explain some common difficulties in deciphering units of weights, measurements, and money in historical documents.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
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? Earth Exploration Toolbook Chapter: Analyzing Populations with Maps Using the U.S. - Mexico Demograp Human Rights Lesson Plans for Southeast Asian Schools Evolution and the Nature of Science Institutes: Lesson Plans Teaching Reading Skills: Disciminating Vowel Sounds Modeling Research Skills Exam Skills Civil War Maps Technical Resource Document: Extraction and Beneficiation of Ores and Minerals Volume 2: Gold Grouping skills for mastery
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.
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 publication is an initial attempt at developing human rights teaching guides for Southeast Asian schools. It is based on the experience of educators in the sub-region in teaching human rights. It is the result of a continuing partnership among educators and institutions in Southeast Asia.
This website provides access to lesson plans published by the Evolution and the Nature of Science Institutes (ENSI). Based on 32 key ideas of scientific thought, the ENSI program emphasizes the importance of teaching the nature of modern science before introducing the elements of evolution as an example of modern scientific thinking. This website features lessons in three categories - the nature of science, the origins of life, and evolution. Lesson plans are organized into eight sections includ
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.
The aim of this lesson is to help students acquire skills that help them prepare for examinations in a focused and organized way. Students devise strategies for reviewing material and developing a revision timeline, and learn to identify the areas of study on which they should concentrate to prepare for tests. They review helpful tips and learn to use past examinations as a guide for future ones. It is the seventh lesson in the study skills series and is intended to support adult learners who ar
This site features detailed battle maps made by Major Jedediah Hotchkiss for General Lee and General Sherman, and maps taken from diaries, scrapbooks, and manuscripts -- all available for the first time in one place. An essay, History of Mapping the Civil War, looks at Union maps, Confederate maps, battlefield maps, commercial maps, and others.
This EPA document provides detailed information about the gold mining industry in terms of the wastes associated with gold mining and processing. The report briefly characterizes the geology of gold ores and the economics of the industry. Following this discussion is a review of gold extraction and beneficiation methods; this section provides the context for descriptions of wastes and materials managed by the industry, as well as a discussion of the potential environmental effects that may resul
Thematic planning helps relate mathematics to students' lives.
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?
Earth Exploration Toolbook Chapter: Analyzing Populations with Maps Using the U.S. - Mexico Demograp
Human Rights Lesson Plans for Southeast Asian Schools
Evolution and the Nature of Science Institutes: Lesson Plans
Teaching Reading Skills: Disciminating Vowel Sounds
Modeling Research Skills
Civil War Maps
Technical Resource Document: Extraction and Beneficiation of Ores and Minerals Volume 2: Gold
Grouping skills for mastery