Little and big houses
Using the book "Little House on the Prairie" and international keypals, students will learn about similarities and differences among children at different times and in different places.
"How Do Pumpkins Grow?" book
This is an integrated science and language arts lesson plan. Students will create individual books that illustrate how pumpkins grow.
Novel study: "Lucky Charms and Birthday Wishes"
Although this is a unit developed for instruction in language arts, it has a curriculum focus for healthful living. The unit usually takes about 4-5 weeks to complete. A major piece of this unit focuses on identifying and listing characteristics of people.
Build an Island
This interactive resource from NOVA Online shows how an atoll is formed from a volcanic island and describes the role coral reefs play in this process.
Excerpts from the March on Washington, Part 3
Recorded live at the 1963 March on Washington, this audio segment captures the voice of SNCC leader John Lewis.
Little Rock Nine
This collection of photos shows scenes from the controversial desegregation of Central High School in Little Rock, Arkansas in 1957.
Desegregation Mandate: Jefferson County, AL
A 1967 federal court order resulted in this document, which mandated school desegregation in Birmingham.
Rev. Fred Shuttlesworth
This oral history transcript from the Birmingham Civil Rights Institute documents the tumultuous life and leadership of the Reverend Fred Shuttlesworth, who survived a bomb attack that destroyed his home.
In this oral history from the Birmingham Civil Rights Institute, Lola Hendricks describes her work behind the scenes to advance the Civil Rights movement.
Understanding the concept of supply.
Findet jemanden, der ...............!
A class activity/game based on students asking each other questions requiring yes/no answers.
Worksheet requiring students to correctly complete a list of geography-related abbreviations.
The Leaping Match - Crossword
Online crossword puzzle based on the story The Leaping Match.
Drama and the Irish class
A list of the ways in which drama can be effectively used in the classroom to teach Irish.
Song in the Curriculum
This teaching resource is aimed at higher level. It includes two methodologies which enable students to engage a number of syllabus requirements simultaneously: one on the general theme of teaching by topic; the second a specific lesson plan for one particular song.
"I Stumbled on the Place by Sheer Accident": Oscar Ameringer Discovers the Cincinnati Public Library
Libraries in the late 19th century were seen by their founders as instruments of social and cultural uplift, meant to raise the working class out their ignorance and teach them how to be middle class. But men like Oscar Ameringer, who immigrated to the United States from Germany when he was 15 and later became a socialist organizer, humorist, and editor, took away different lessons. In this selection from his 1940 autobiography, Ameringer described his discovery of American history books, transl
Scientist Uses Tombstones to Track Environmental Changes
This National Geographic News article discusses how a scientist uses tombstones to track environmental changes. Geomorphologist Tom Meierding visited more than 700 cemeteries and measured 15,000 tombstones to see what kind of environmental changes they might reveal.
Runaway Greenhouse Effect Exercise
This activity, Runaway Greenhouse Effect Exercise, discusses "Why is Venus so much hotter than the Earth?" This is a collaborative problem-solving exercise about the greenhouse effect on Venus. Students role-play biologists, coal geologists, space warfare experts, astronomers, pollution-control scientists, and hydrophysicists. Each student gets a copy of the appropriate briefing sheet (there are 6) containing some information important to solving the problem, much of it quantitative. On this Sta
Sir Charles Lyell
The Sir Charles Lyell collection at Bartleby.com contains scientific papers authored by Lyell such as The Progress of Geology and The Uniformity of Change. Users may follow links to other Harvard Classics as well as a variety of literary material.
Chronos: a network for Earth system history
CHRONOS (Greek: time) aims to create a dynamic, interactive and time-calibrated framework for Earth history. CHRONOS's main objective is to develop a network of databases and visualization and analytical methodologies that broadly deal with chronostratigraphy - that is, with developing a better tool (the time scale) for understanding fundamental Earth processes through time. The CHRONOS platform will provide a new investigative environment for interdisciplinary Earth history research that includ