This site is designed for parents and teachers who are helping Spanish-speaking children learn to read in English. Find activities to help children learn about sounds, letters, and words. Use tips and materials to help children develop skills in reading. (Available in English and Spanish.) This site is filled with useful information, strategies, activities, and resources for all teachers of ELLs, whether you are an ESL teacher or a content area teacher with one or two English learners in your cl
It's Alive! Bringing History to Life by Creating Hands-On Museum Exhibits
In this lesson, students will create proposals for hands-on, interactive and/or multimedia museum exhibits that bring different historical figures, eras, events, groups, or movements to life.
Texas A&M Viz Lab Student Reel
http://www.tamu.edu The advent of high technology information, imaging, and media systems has fostered a modern renaissance in visualization. During the European Renaissance, many of the period's great painters were not only artists, but also scientists, architects, and engineers. Today's visualizers need skills spanning these older disciplines as well as several new ones, such as computer science, video technology, and psychology. Enjoy this reel of student work from Texas A&M University. http:
Print Media Program, Studio Arts Department, Concordia University, Montreal
This video profile illustrates the diverse practices of the Print Media Program through faculty and student interviews, studio techniques, student work and the variety of skills, methods and approaches used within the discipline. Students are encouraged to mix, match, combine, innovate and experiment with techniques to uncover their individual artistic development. http://studio-arts.concordia.ca/
Extreme Global Makeover
Modernization is an important issue in the New York State Global History and Geography curriculum. Students are expected to understand how modernization may impact such areas as society, politics, the economy, and the environment. In the Global History and Geography curriculum, a study of historical examples of modernization includes examples of attempts to transform society, such as the Meiji Restoration or Kemal Ataturk. In this lesson, two PBS WIDE ANGLE documentaries -- "To Have and Have Not
WE Gladstone - The grand old man in Nottinghamshire Part 1 - M.P. for Newark, 1832-46
In this, the first of two programmes, Dr Richard Gaunt, curator of an exhibition held at the University of Nottingham to commemorate the centenary of Gladstone's birth (2009), discusses Gladstone's experience as M.P. for Newark (1832-46). Dr Gaunt places the manuscript and artefact exhibits into their historical context, relating them to early-19th Century electoral practices and issues of representation and citizenship.
Introduction to the Old Testament
This course examines the Old Testament (Hebrew Bible) as an expression of the religious life and thought of ancient Israel, and a foundational document of Western civilization. A wide range of methodologies, including source criticism and the historical-critical school, tradition criticism, redaction criticism, and literary and canonical approaches are applied to the study and interpretation of the Bible. Special emphasis is placed on the Bible against the backdrop of its historical and cultural
Cotton Mills Seen through Differing Perspectives: Critical Analysis of Primary Documents
In this lesson, students will read two primary source documents from Documenting the American South, a digital library collection sponsored by the University Library at UNC. One document is Child Labor in the Carolinas, a pamphlet published in 1909 by the National Child Labor Committee exposing the use of child labor in the cotton mills of North Carolina. The other document is Mill News, a weekly newsletter about the Southern cotton industry which was paid for and published by the mill companies
As today's tech-savvy teens become increasingly involved with technology and the Internet for learning, work, civic engagement, and entertainment, it is vital to ensure that they understand their legal rights and responsibilities under copyright law and also how the law affects creativity and innovation. This curriculum is designed to give teachers a comprehensive set of tools to educate students about copyright while incorporating activities that exercise a variety of learning skills. Lesson t
Pop & Rock Vocals - New Online Course
Instructor Didi Stewart talks about her new online course, Pop & Rock Vocals. Learn the vocal skills necessary to master the styles of pop/rock greats, such as Lennon/McCartney, Janis Joplin, Mariah Carey, Jeff Buckley, Radiohead, and many others. Learn more: http://bit.ly/9AcGr7
The Proton in Chemistry Acids are often thought to be harmful, but acids have many important uses in industry. Both strong and weak acids and bases are shown to be found in the natural world and used in our daily lives. Demonstrations explain pH and how it is measured. Five of the top 10 chemicals used in industry are acids and bases.
Acids are often thought to be harmful, but acids have many important uses in industry. Both strong and weak acids and bases are shown to be found in the natural world and used in our daily lives. Demonstrations explain pH and how it is measured. Five of the top 10 chemicals used in industry are acids and bases.
Texas Tech Professor Incorporates Folk Music Into Teachings
Texas Tech Department of English Professor Ken Baake uses folk music to convey historical lessons and cultural values to students today. He said he feels the folk music is a creative way to keep the students engaged in the lesson.
Salem Witchcraft Papers: Transcription and Archival Project
Salem Witchcraft Papers: Transcription and Archival Project introduces the infamous Salem Witch Trials of 1692 and presents information on other aspects of the history of Danvers (formerly Salem Village), Massachusetts. The website features rare documents including the complete 1692 Salem Witchcraft Papers, narratives of witchcraft cases, historical maps, and answers to frequently asked questions.
The Role of Staff Rides in Public Education, Stan Malm
Stan Malm, instructor in the Division of Public Safety Leadership at the Johns Hopkins School of Education, discusses how a unique program feature called "staff rides" help develop leadership skills.
Your time starts now... Three Minute Thesis
Students pitch their research to a general audience, perfecting language, timing and performance skills. It's all part of the UNSW Interfaculty Three Minute Thesis Competition (3MT), a lively and competitive event featuring brightest minds of a generation.
A Brief History of Infinity
Where did the idea of infinity come from? Who were the people who defined and refined this paradoxical quantity? Why is infinity, a concept we can never experience or truly grasp, at the heart of science? How can some infinities be bigger than others? An exploration of one of the most mind-boggling features of maths and physics, this talk uncovers the amazing paradoxes of infinity and introduces the people who devised and refined the concept.Author(s):
National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST) Virtual Museum
Visit the online exhibits to learn about the standardization of women's clothing, weights and measures (crucial to industrialization), technology development during World War II, the first government computer with an internal program, the fall of parity, OCR machines, weathering of stone, Jacob Rabinow, and more.
The Great Magnet, the Earth
This site provides a non-mathematical introduction to the magnetism of the Earth, the Sun, the planets and their environments, following a historical thread. In 1600, four hundred years ago William Gilbert, later physician to Queen Elizabeth I of England, published his great study of magnetism, "De Magnete"--"On the Magnet". It gave the first rational explanation to the mysterious ability of the compass needle to point north-south: the Earth itself was magnetic. "De Magnete" opened the era of mo
New SMU legal center for victims of crimes against women
Ray L. and Nancy Ann Hunter Hunt have committed $5 million to provide a new resource for legal assistance to the North Texas community and opportunities for SMU law students to gain practical experience. The gift will create the JUDGE ELMO B. HUNTER LEGAL CENTER for Victims of Crimes Against Women, named in honor of Mrs. Hunt's father. The new legal center at SMU's Dedman School of Law will provide services for the victims of domestic violence, sex trafficking and other crimes against women. Re