Alternatives to the animal report
This "Rethinking Reports" series of articles offers alternative research-based assignments on folktales, animal adaptations, and biodiversity.
Language arts: esoteric vocabulary games
These games are based on my personal vocabulary that I come across in white papers for teaching and academia. The level is suitable for late secondary school upwards. Words are tested using mystery word games. The current database of words and definitions has a size of 40.
Draw Your Own Visualization
The purpose of this activity is to learn about visualizations by designing and drawing one. Students draw a visualization based either on their interests and ideas about the world or based on actual GLOBE data. They are asked to justify the design choices they make and to interpret the visualizations of their peers. Intended outcomes are that students learn to identify and communicate important patterns in a dataset by drawing a visualization, and begin to interpret those patterns. Students sele
Seasonal Change on Land and Water
The purpose of this resource is to further students' understanding of the causes of seasonal change using visualizations to compare the effects of incoming solar energy in the two hemispheres. The class reviews global visualizations of incoming sunlight and surface temperature and discusses seasonal change. Students use the visualizations to support inquiry on the differences in seasonal change in the Northern and Southern Hemispheres, culminating in an evidence-based argument about why one hemi
A History of the County of Shropshire: Volume 10 Munslow Hundred (part), The Liberty and Borough of
Covering the central part of southern Shropshire, including Wenlock, Upper Corve Dale and the Stretton Hills.
A History of the County of Leicestershire: Volume 5 Gartree Hundred
Covers the thirty-eight parishes of Gartree hundred and also the town of Market Harborough.
How mentors can serve as role models, helpers, and colleagues.
The Hindu epic The Ramayana is retold through the mural, painting, and dance of Southeast Asia.
Introduction to Texas Hurricanes
In this activity students are asked to graph data about some 20th century hurricanes that hit the Texas coastline. The students are then asked to form conclusions and answer questions based on those graphs. This activity is appropriate for an introductory climatology or meteorology class. The site includes downloadable teaching activities.
GEOLogic: Museums and their Dinosaur Displays
GEOLogic questions are puzzles that were developed to support students understanding of geoscience concepts while challenging them to develop better logic and problem solving skills. In this exercise, students are asked to match five top museums with two fossils that they have on display based on clues presented from various points of view. This activity is appropriate for a high school science class or an introductory level undergraduate geoscience course, and can be given as an in-class assign
GEOLogic: Continental Drift and Plate Tectonics
GEOLogic questions are puzzles that were developed to support students understanding of geoscience concepts while challenging them to develop better logic and problem solving skills. In this exercise, students are asked to match up lecturers with what day and time they teach, and how many students they have in each class based on clues given from several different perspectives. In the second part of the activity, students are asked to learn more about the historic figures mentioned by doing read
Modeling Physics with Easy Java Simulations: TPT Package
This Java archive contains a collection of simple Easy Java Simulations (EJS) programs for the teaching of computer-based modeling. The materials and text of this resource appeared in an article of the same name in The Physics Teacher [Phys. Teach. 76, No. 45, pp. 474-480 (2007)].
Powers of Persuasion -- Poster Art of World War II
This site provides a standards-based lesson on how the use of posters during WWII helped win over the hearts and minds of the American people.
We'd Like to Thank You, Herbert Hoover
Since the advent of book musicals such as "Show Boat" and "Oklahoma!", many Broadway shows have touched upon relevant social and historical issues. In this lesson, students will investigate how Broadway musicals can reflect the times in which they were created. Students will examine video clips and Web sites related to relevant productions, study song lyrics, and compare and contrast actual history with Broadway history. By becoming "historical detectives," they will determine how accurately Bro
To Freeze or Not to Freeze - Staging Frozen Tableaux Inspired by Shakespeare
In this lesson, students learn how theatrical elements can transcend the language of a play. They then collaborate in groups to stage frozen tableaux based on lines from Shakespeare's works.
Here Comes the . . . Bill. Preparing a Budget for a Milestone Event
In this lesson, students share opinions about the importance of milestone events they might host or attend. They then prepare estimated budgets for parties based on established budget totals, and compare their estimates against the real costs.
Do You Know Your Health IQ? Preparing Quizzes to Assess Health Literacy in the Community
In this lesson, students offer definitions for common medical terms and determine those that are most accurate. They then prepare quizzes on health-related topics to administer to both peers and adults, and write analysis papers based on their findings.
Le Jeu entre la naissance et 7 ans: un manuel pour les ludothécaires
This learning manual proposes exercise-based games for children aged 0-2 years and symbolic, rules-based, language and socialisation games for children aged 2-7 years.
This interactive L-system simulation produces visualizations of tree forms based on data from specimens in the field or laboratory.
AirData: Access to Air Pollution Data
The AirData Web site gives you access to air pollution data for the entire United States. Want to know the highest ozone level measured in your state last year? Ever wonder where air pollution monitoring sites are located? Are there sources of air pollution in your town? You can find out here! AirData produces reports and maps of air pollution data based on criteria that you specify.