Historical Thinking Matters
For too many Americans, the history class in Ferris Bueller’s Day Off (remember the teacher’s plaintive question, “anyone, anyone?”) is all too familiar. Our approach is meant to challenge this false and familiar image of history: understanding and reconstructing the past requires ways of thinking, reading, and questioning much more engaging and challenging than mere memorization. Teaching in a way that differs from your own schooling experience is not necessarily easy to imagine, let a
Beginner's Guide to Rugby
Rugby is a popular sport in the United Kingdom, descending from soccer and resembling American football. Learn how to play rugby, including rules and skills. (2:53)
Essential Science for Teachers: Life Science: Session 2. Classifying Living Things
How can we make sense of the living world? During this session, a systematic approach to biological classification is introduced as a starting point for understanding the nature of the remarkable diversity of life on Earth.,This clip shows an overview of the diversity of life through photography.
Rwanda: You Go, Girls!
The PBS WIDE ANGLE documentary series analyzes a number of significant and current global issues. In 'Ladies First' (2004), WIDE ANGLE delivers a riveting report on the political and socio-economic success of the Rwandan women after the genocide of 1994 that divided the country's major ethnic groups, the Tutsi and the Hutu. The purpose of this lesson is to use 'Ladies First' to show not only that women working together can and did create a dialogue and a basis for trust among ethnic groups, but
Some Brilliant Lesson Ideas From NASA I was recently emailed these great lesson ideas for those looking at space from none other but the good folk at NASA's education themselves. Let your students Author(s):
I was recently emailed these great lesson ideas for those looking at space from none other but the good folk at NASA's education themselves.
Let your students Author(s):
A Friend of Their Minds: Capitalizing on the Oral Tradition of My African American Students
Yvonne Divans Hutchinson is a National Board certified teacher who has focused for many years on developing strategies to engage all her students in substantive discussions of literary texts and the issues those texts raise for their own lives. In this approach, she builds on the oral traditions of her students African-American and Latino cultures and seeks to support the development of their literacy skills through high standards, explicit expectations, and rigorous literature experiences. Her
5.3 The use of songs
Sunset Song was written in the early 1930s and is still one of the best-known and most-debated Scottish novels. In this unit, we discuss whether Sunset Song succeeds as critique of capitalism and whether it has value as a work of literature separate from its propagandistic ambitions.
Lesson 9 - Useful Phrases
Here are some stock phrases to help you introduce yourself, work within your langauges skills, and get along in Chinese.
Domuztepe is a large (20 hectares) site, dating to the Halaf period of the 6th millennium BC. It has extensive prehistoric architectural, burial, and occupational remains. The site also has evidence of Roman and Medieval occupation, including a cemetery dating to the 9th-10th centuries AD and an Early Medieval building with thick plaster mortar walls. Joint excavations led by Elizabeth Carter of the University of California, Los Angeles and Stuart Campbell of the University of Manchester have be
What Can Printed Material Teach Us?
This lessons allows students the opportunity to analyze a document, make assessment and obtain historical content through primary source documents.
21H.126 America in Depression and War (MIT)
The Great Depression and World War II permanently changed American politics and society. Topics include: the Great Crash, the New Deal, Roosevelt, the home front, the Normandy Invasion, and the atomic bomb. Explores those events through film, novels, newspapers, and other historical documents.
ICT and adult literacy, numeracy and ESOL
This project set out to obtain a picture of present teaching practice in the use of ICT in adult literacy, numeracy and ESOL within formal provision.,Research report for NRDC
Representing Domain Knowledge by Concept Maps: How to Validate Them?
For one and the same domain several alternative concept maps may exist, originating from different world views or purposes. Some of these concept maps may be valid, however not all of them. Thus, strategies for empirically and objectively validating concept maps in the respective context are necessary. We outline two methodological approaches for empirically validating concept maps, one for giving evidence of content validity and one for application validity. One procedure is to validate a given
Handwriting Lesson: Teaching Letter Formation
Description: Students learn to form "A" "D" and "G" playing
the Magic C game on the Blackboard with Double lines. This is a fun way
to practice letter formation skills.
History and Politics Out Loud
HPOL is a collection of invaluable audio materials some available for the first time on this website capturing significant political and historical events and personalities of the twentieth century. The materials range from formal addresses delivered in public settings to private telephone conversations conducted from the innermost recesses of the White House. Our aim is to provide an accessible source of audio information to enliven instruction and scholarship in history and politics and to ena
Hoover Dam Learning Packet
This packet contains learning activities on the impact of Hoover Dam on the environment and its technical and historical significance. Learn about the history, wildlife, water resources, and hydroelectricity of Hoover Dam.
Flood Frequency and Risk Assessment
Students calculate recurrence intervals for various degrees of flooding on a portion of the Des Moines River in Iowa, based on historical data. Then they plot these calculations on a flood frequency curve. Combining flood frequency data with a topographic map of the region, students do a risk assessment for the surrounding community. This webpage includes teaching notes and tips and downloadable teaching materials.
Module Three: Communication
Communication is not a single act but a process involving various elements. The process involves the sending and receiving of messages. Successful living requires effective communication skills. Learners communicate using various elements within the process of communication. In examining communication in life skills it is important that you as the learner focus on the process, methods, barriers, listening skills, conflict resolution and anger management in your day to day interactions with other
The Story of India- Beginnings (pt. 6)
This documentary is about the history of India. It traces the roots of
the social, religious, and historical roots of the civilization there.
The series contains many interviews with Indian citizens of all sorts.
eXe User Manual
The eLearning XHTML editor (eXe) is an authoring environment to assist teachers and academics in the design, development and publishing of web-based learning and teaching materials without the need to become proficient in HTML or complicated web-publishing applications. eXe Authoring window showing a "Reading Activity" iDevice for the Wikipedia article on e-learningThe Web is a revolutionary educational tool because it presents teachers and learners with a technology that simultaneously provides