Papers of George Washington
In this section of our site, we have endeavored to provide teachers and students with useful primary and secondary materials to help foster understanding of early America through the life of George Washington. These resources can work on several levels. First, the twelve slides themselves provide a general chronology of the life of George Washington as well as secondary information on the larger historical context. Ideally, this background material reiterates your own class text readings and dis
This interactive article looks at research findings over the past few decades that concludes birds are, in fact, a kind of theropod dinosaur. The article includes the following: An overview explaining how scientists identify and classify new specimens; An introduction to the finding that theropod dinosaurs, like Velociraptor, are more closely related to modern birds than they are to almost any other kind of dinosaur; A detailed answer to the question, What is a theropod? An interactive that allo
The History of American Literature-Naturalism
This program that explores the work of of famous American Authors in
history. The clip explains naturalism and the authors in this realistic trend such as London and Frank Norris.
Piecing It All Together
In this OLogy activity, kids learn why pottery is such a common and useful find during archaeological digs and then create their own pottery ruins. The activity begins with an overview that discusses the types of objects that are typically found during excavations, why pottery is a common discovery, and its various uses throughout history. Students are then given step-by-step illustrated directions for decorating a flowerpot, turning it into ruins, and then piecing it back together. The activity
Black Smokers: Life Forms
This educational web site features life forms of deep sea hydrothermal systems. Hosted by the American Museum of Natural History, this site offers a brief introduction of the community and then focuses on Vestimentiferan tube worms, Vescomyid clams, and Bathymodiolid mussels. The site includes interactive games, teacher resources, a glossary, and more.
Ecological Footprint Teacher's Manual: Thinking Critically about Environmental Impacts throughout Hi
"Thinking Critically about Environmental Impacts throughout History" is a workshop developed for history and social studies teachers who want to incorporate the scientific and social aspects of using renewable resources into classroom teaching. Through the Ecological Footprint framework, educators learn how to help students understand cumulative environmental impacts. Redefining Progress developed the Ecological Footprint Teacher's Manual to make this curriculum available for self-paced training
Court House, Decatur, Alabama
This image is a black and white photograph of a court house, possibly in Decatur, Ala. Handwritten address (on back): Miss Kate Lane, Auburn, Ala., postmarked December 18, 1905.
Shakespeare: The Globe Theatre
Shakespeare's theatre as seen throughout it's history including a discussion of what it would have been like to be in attendance. (2:21)
Carlsbad Caverns National Park
This is the website of this park in the Guadalupe Mountains (New Mexico) that contains 86 known caves, including Carlsbad Cavern, home of one of the world's largest underground chambers. The website offers a cultural history of the area and a teacher's guide About Bats, Caves, and Deserts.
What Would They Say?
This lesson allows students to utilize their previous knowledge to give a “voice” to the African-Americans in the news reels. This lesson is based on the understanding that students have already been exposed to news reel as primary source documents in the Social Studies classroom (this can be done in succession with Lesson #1 and #2 or as a stand alone lesson during African-American History Month or during another teacher-chosen unit). In addition, this lesson provides the teacher with two o
Mr Magoo-Noah's Ark-Part 2 of 3
In part 2 of this video, Noah, played by Mr. Magoo, continues to do as God commands--to build an ark, collect food, and gather 2 of every kind of animal. The family and animals become restless and begin bickering. This is a wonderful teaching resource for the Christian classroom, for a church function, and/or for home to share this special Bible story. It would also be beneficial for a study on ancient history (10:00)
Digital Media - New Learners Of The 21st Century
Program: Digital Media - New Learners Of The 21st Century
Episode: Full Show
Featuring the foremost thought leaders,
innovators and practitioners in the field, Digital Media is a startling
preview of a 21st Century education revolution.
Band Arts from the Civil War Era
provides examples of brass band music that flourished in the U.S. during the 1850s and remained popular through the 19th century. It includes 700 musical compositions, 8 full-score modern editions, and 19 recorded examples.
Comics in the classroom
Graphic novels aren't just "literature lite": they're a genre you can use to explore philosophy, history, human interactions, visual literacy, and more with soon-to-be adults in a high school English class.
Bring history to life with a Living History Day!
A Living History Day turns students into teachers and challenges them to think historically.
A short quiz on Indian history, created to prepare for Indian Common Entrance exams.
History of Art: World Arts II
A short quiz on the history of art.
Lessons from Hurricane Katrina: Can We Save California's Delta?
Lessons from Hurricane Katrina: Can we save California's Delta? Raymond B. Seed, Professor of GeoEngineering, Department of Civil & Environmental Engineering The catastrophic flooding of New Orleans during hurricane Katrina was the single most costly failure of an engineered system in history. It was also a social and cultural tragedy of unprecedented peacetime proportions for the United States. After the disaster, a team of leading experts from across the country examined the engineering and
STS Activity - Science and Lifestyle
A structured worksheet on the history and science of sound recording.
The Amazing Red Planet
The purpose of this lesson is to introduce students to the planet Mars. This lesson will begin by discussing the location and size of Mars relative to Earth, as well as introduce many interesting facts about this red planet. Next, the history of Martian exploration is reviewed and students discover why scientists are so interested in studying this mysterious planet. The lesson concludes with students learning about future plans to visit Mars.