Teaching with Historic Places
uses properties listed in the National Park Service's National Register of Historic Places to enliven history, social studies, geography, civics, and other subjects. TwHP has created products and activities that help teachers bring historic places into the classroom. Lesson plans turn students into ...
Wright Brothers National Memorial: Site of the First Controlled Powered Flight
tells how bicycle makers in Dayton, Ohio, launched the aviation age. After reading about the glider accident that killed Otto Lilienthal, Wilbur and Orville Wright spent four years designing flying machines in Dayton and testing them near Kitty Hawk. Maps and photos show their flying machines and living ...
The Battle of Honey Springs: The Civil War Comes to the Indian Territory
illustrates how the war, when it moved to the rolling prairie of now eastern Oklahoma, divided Native Americans. It includes maps, soldiers' accounts of the battle, and illustrations.
When Rice Was King
concentrates on Georgetown County, South Carolina, where rice, rather than cotton, was the principal commercial product. The site contains maps, readings, photos, drawings, as well as a guide for doing a student project.
Beginner - You look confused We all get confused sometimes, but it's a shame to miss the chance to clear the confusion by not asking for an explanation. Today we teach you some important vocabulary that is often used between a student and a teacher.
We all get confused sometimes, but it's a shame to miss the chance to clear the confusion by not asking for an explanation. Today we teach you some important vocabulary that is often used between a student and a teacher.
Area of Parallelograms and Triangles
This eModule uses geoboards and pattern blocks to help students develop an understanding of the area formulas for parallelograms and triangles. Students are given the opportunity to develop skills by calculating the area of parallelograms, triangles, and irregular polygons.
Centuries of Citizenship: A Constitutional Timeline
Centuries of Citizenship: A Constitutional Timeline is an interactive timeline of events marking more than 200 years of our constitutional history. These events tell the evolving story of our Constitution and the role it continues to play in our lives. See headlines, hear debates, explore maps and graphs.
History in the Raw
This page discusses the importance of primary documents and uses them to illustrate historical concepts such as the subjective nature of written history, the intimate view of historical people's lives that primary documents can provide, and the importance of developing analytical skills when reconstructing history.
U.S. Constitution Workshop
This is a self-service online workshop for teachers that uses primary documents to help students see the impact and ongoing relevance of the Constitution. It requires little advance preparation and provides everything needed, including a vocabulary list, document analysis worksheets, and historical documents -- John Marshall's Supreme Court nomination (1801), proclamation to New Orleans (1803), Lincoln's telegram to Grant (1864), Johnson oath photo (1963), and more.
Space Mathematics Website
This Website contains over 200 authentic math problems that cover solar physics, space physics, radiation dosimetry, and the human impacts of space weather. The problems range from pre-algebra to calculus and span the math skills appropriate for grade 8-12 students. The problems are taken from authentic ...
"Gender, Race, and the Complexities of Science and Technology: A Problem-Based Learning Experiment,
"What can we learn about science and technology–and what can we do with that knowledge? Who are "we" in these questions?–whose knowledge and expertise gets made into public policy, new medicines, topics of cultural and political discourse, science education, and so on? How can expertise and lay knowledge about science and technology be reconciled in a democratic society? How can we make sense of the interactions of living and non-living, humans and non-humans, individual and collectivities i
When Work is Done
This is a lesson plan that uses photographs as primary sources and that can help students develop historical analysis skills. After completing the introductory lesson using photographs as primary sources, students compile their own albums based on a thesis statement about life in the 20th century.
Lewis and Clark
This site offers maps, manuscripts, timelines, and photos related to the famed expedition. It includes resources for learning about Meriwether Lewis, Sacagawea, Congress's role in the Louisiana Purchase, and Thomas Jefferson's life-long commitment to western exploration.
Prosperity and Thrift: The Coolidge Era and the Consumer Economy, 1921-1929
Prosperity and Thrift: The Coolidge Era and the Consumer Economy, 1921-1929 assembles a wide array of Library of Congress source materials from the 1920s that document the widespread prosperity of the Coolidge years, the nation's transition to a mass consumer economy, and the role of government in this ...
Sustainable Tourism Certification
A lecture on sustainable tourism
Interdisciplinary Integrated Unit on DNA/Genetics Part C: Language Arts
This lesson is part of an interdisciplinary integrated unit on DNA and genetics. The idea is that students will complete a week's worth of activities in science, math, and language arts related to this topic. This lesson is Part C: Language Arts. Students will apply information retrieval skills as they ...
The Art of Improvisation: 3 For All
SPARK is there as Rafe Chase, Tim Orr and Stephen Kearin hit the stage without a script and turn audience suggestions into narrative stories that amaze and amuse. This Educator Guide addresses improvisation as a technique for developing thinking and language skills.
Staff profiles: JoDee Fortino
JoDee Fortino, lab manager in Usability/Accessibility Research and Consulting, talks about her role in organizing the largest World Usability Day gathering in Michigan. To read more, go to http://news.msu.edu/story/9982
The Impact of mobile learning
Phase one of MoLeNET (2007/08) involved 75 colleges and 18 schools, approximately 10,000 learners and 2,000 staff, in 32mobile learning projects. The Learning and Skills Council provided funding for h...
Lesson 227: News – Besouro
In this lesson you will practice your listening skills while listening to some interesting news about a brand new Brazilian capoeira movie.
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