This section promotes students to actively respond to works of art. Students have the opportunity to assess what they have discovered and define what they still want to know. The pre-visit activity, Art Analysis and Creative Writing, asks students to write a fictional narrative based on a work of art. This exercise reveals how works of art elicit multiple interpretations. The on-site activity, Sharing Stories, Looking at Books and Paintings, asks students to share their personal perspectives, vi
George Washington: First in War, First in Peace, and First in the Hearts of His Countrymen
This site consists of three lessons examining George Washington's leadership in the French and Indian War, at the Federal Convention, and as chief executive. They are based on primary source documents from the George Washington Papers, 1741-1799. The lessons are intended for secondary students, grades 8-12. The documents from Washington's Letterbooks include focus questions that may be used in Socratic seminars and in cooperative learning groups.
The Experience of MADD’s Protecting You/Protecting Me: Using Evaluation to Enhance Program Develop
Protecting You/Protecting Me (PY/PM) is a classroom-based alcohol-use prevention program developed by Mothers Against Drunk Driving (MADD) for students in grades 1–5. The goal of the intervention is to prevent injury and death of children and youth due to underage consumption of alcoholic beverages and vehicle crashes when riding with impaired drivers. Development of PY/PM began in the summer of 1998. In spring 2002, PY/PM was named a Model Program by the Substance Abuse and Mental Health Serv
Child Labor in America
This is a teaching unit that leads middle and high school students through the process of critically examining photographs (by Lewis Hine) as historical evidence.
Elam Bartholomew: An Ordinary and Extraordinary Kansan
In many ways, Elam Bartholomew was a typical Kansas settler as he encountered most of the challenges facing those settling on the Great Plains. He is an extraordinary Kansan because he recorded his life's events for 60 years in his daily diaries. He settled in Kansas in 1874. He returned to Illinois to marry and returned to Rooks County, Kansas, with his new wife Rachel in 1876. This podcast is based on excerpts from the diary for 1877 and 1878. It details his farming activities and those
Alternatives to the President Report
This "Rethinking Reports" series of articles offers alternative research-based assignments such as a re-election editorial and a resume for an ex-president.
All about life
A primary curriculum based around life and environmental science draws on children's natural curiosity to teach reading, math, and more. For students to be successful in the science curriculum, they must study science through "hands-on" experiences. I use their past experiences as well as present experiences that I help to create to teach the curriculum. Many children today have never climbed a tree, walked in the woods, or waded in a stream, and I think that is sad. When they have the opportun
A perspective on inquiry
In this interview, Norman Budnitz, cofounder of the Center for Inquiry Based Learning, talks about inquiry and how to teach with it in a K-12 classroom.
Language Arts: Exotic Job Titles
29 -ologists for the vocabulary connoisseur. Multiple choice quiz based on the exotic job titles of collectors and other professionals. Suitable for secondary school or grown-ups.
English Reading and Writing Exercises
Based on the Washington State ESL Reading and Writing Basic Competencies (September 29, 2000) The module contains the following levels: English Reading and Writing Exercises - BEGINNER English Reading and Writing Exercises - INTERMEDIATE English Reading and Writing Exercises - ALL THE QUESTIONS Pair Matching Exercises Only. Describing Photos: Cartoons and Animations
Division Races I
Practice your mental and mathematical agility with arithmetic races. A sequence of levels with timed questions. Each level gets progressively faster. The questions themselves are based on division and involve positive integers in the range 0 - 9999. There are a total of 11 levels, combing both multiple-task and single-task questions. Points available increase as the time decreases. Tracking of numerous performance measures is available for self-analysis and parental analysis.
Arithmetic Races II
Practice your mental and mathematical agility with arithmetic races. A sequence of levels with timed questions. Each level gets progressively faster. The questions themselves are based on the four main arithmetical operations (addition, subtraction, multiplication and division) and involve positive integers in the range 0 - 1000. There are a total of 11 levels, combing both multiple-task and single-task questions. Points available increase as the time decreases. Tracking of numerous performance
The module contains the following levels: Severity-Based Fungal Treatments Vulvovaginal vs Oropharyngeal Treatments Imidazole vs Triazole Imidazole vs Triazole Mechanisms of Action Half-Life Toxicity Complete Assessment of Antifungal Agents
Learning through Technology
Open University Educational Technology researcher, Eileen Scanlon looks at the benefits of 'inquiry learning' for young students, and how she is using the experiences to help design a customized tool kit to support evidence-based 'enquiry learning'.
Open University cognitive psychologist Graham Pike describes how his interest in facial compositing has led to a collaboration resulting in a computer based tool, called Efit V. This tool might transform the process of identifying police suspects. It is being developed to allow law enforcement agencies to produce images of criminal suspects at very short notice at crime scenes revolutionising the process of identification.
Jung Chang Jon Halliday - Mao: The Unknown Story
In their new book "Mao: The Unknown Story" Jung Chang and Jon Halliday make an impassioned case for a reevaluation of Mao - as a tyrant worse than Stalin or Hitler. Based on a decade of research into previously untapped sources worldwide and on unprecedented interviews with Mao's inner circle and with virtually everyone outside China who had significant dealings with him, this book raises new questions about Mao's role in the rise and success of the Chinese Communist movement. Jung Chang is the
Tree of Life
Teachers, learners and science enthusiasts are invited to explore Life on Earth and share their learning by building ToL treehouses and publishing them on the Tree of Life. Broadening our contributor base and audience is part of our efforts to create an open access digital library about biodiversity. The ToL provides four different ways of interacting with ToL learning resources, from the least interactive (browsing) to the most interactive (becoming a treehouse builder and creating ToL treehous
Examining the Burdens of Gendered Racism: Implications for Pregnancy Outcomes Among College-Educated
Objectives: As investigators increasingly identify racism as a risk factor for poor health outcomes (with implications for adverse birth outcomes), research efforts must explore individual experiences with and responses to racism. In this study, our aim was to determine how African American college-educated women experience racism that is linked to their identities and roles as African American women (gendered racism). Methods: Four hundred seventy-four (474) African American women collaborate
The Olympic Region Harmful Algal Blooms
This is the website of the Olympic Region Harmful Algal Bloom (ORHAB) partnership, which was organized to develop collaboration and cooperation among federal, state and local management agencies, coastal Indian tribes, marine resource-based businesses, public interest groups, and academic institutions. The ORHAB partnership investigates the origins of blooms of toxic algae, monitors where and when the blooms occur, assesses the environmental conditions conducive to blooms and toxification of int
Red Tide Activities
Welcome to Making Waves, a multimedia approach to learning that offers teachers and students an insider's view of current, relevant ocean science research efforts. This University of South Florida web site contains links to the article "Tiny Toxic Terrors: Harmful Algal Blooms" and four computer-based activities that teach students about various aspects of red tide. Activities include: "Where could they be?," "Is it a plant or animal cell?," "What is bioluminescence?," and "How does plankton sha