4 of 5_COSMOS-Encyclopedia Galactica
Are there alien intelligences? How could we communicate with them? What about UFOs? The answers to these questions take us to Egypt to decode ancient hieroglyphics, to the largest radio telescope on Earth and, in the Spaceship of the Imagination, to visit other civilizations in space. Dr. Sagan answers questions such as: "What is the life span of a planetary civilization?" and "Will we one day hook up with a network of civilizations in the Milky Way galaxy?" For middle school and high school stu
Oak Tree and Wasp Eggs - Life in the Undergrowth
Attenborough is the narrator for this BBC documentary video, which is suitable for older elementary, middle school, and high school students. Attenborough focuses on the life cycle of the wasp as it lays its egg inside the protective layers of an oak tree. 5:05
If You Give A Mouse A Cookie- In ASL
Student-Created Video- Watch as the story of, If You Give A Mouse A Cookie, comes to life with props used. The story is interpret but the book is not used during the storytelling.
Click, Clack, Moo, Cows That Type- In American Sign Language
Animated Video- Follow the adventures of Farmer Brown's cows that have learned to type! The cows leave messages for Farmer Brown that are typed with demands from the cows. The original illustrations come to life during this interpreted video.
French Conversation - Life at Home
French Conversation concerning life at home. This is for intermediate learners. There is just the instructor speaking the French language--there are no moving images. This video would be better served if the words in English or French appeared on the screen, however, a teacher of the French language could pause the video for clarification and comprension.
Crohns Disease Module 7: Living with Crohns Disease
Speaking with a social worker can greatly improve your quality of life. Learn who to work with to ask ongoing questions and what changes you can make to help make life easier. This module will also help explain what you can do if you feel embarrassed.
Field Trips for Home School Geography
Learn how to go beyond the classroom for home school geography. A teacher and home school authority talks about how to weave geometry into family life.
America the Story of Us: Life in Jamestown
Find out what life was like in the Jamestown settlement. As for all YouTube videos block the comments before showing. A three minute recreation with insights into why the colony was established. Very good introduction.
How to Introduce Math to a Preschooler
A math instructor explains that math can be introduced to a preschooler by counting objects, creating simple patterns and demonstrating how different objects have different sizes in this video. Another tip is to let a toddler watch educational television to help with math skills and other ideas suggested in this video.
The Arts in Every Classroom: Bringing Artists to Your Community
Successful collaborations between classroom teachers and artists who come for a residency enrich the curriculum of this rural school in Idalia, Colorado. A visiting actor brings story–telling and vocabulary to life for kindergarten and fourth–grade students and their teachers, while a musician engages first– and third–grade students in writing songs that relate to subjects they are studying.
Mapping and Initial Encounters-Unit 2
Columbus’s arrival launched an era of initial encounters between
Europeans, Native Americans, and Africans that continued for nearly 300 years. This unit examines how these contacts began the phenomenon now known as the Columbian Exchange, profoundly altering the way of life of peoples around the globe. (This unit includes a facilitator guide, video, and online text chapter.)
Egalitarian America Unit 20
Brown v. The Board of Education was one of the significant results of
Americans demanding political, social, and economic equality. This call for parity in all walks of life was symptomatic of a growing social and political liberalism, which was fueled by the growing presence of mass media.
Thinking Like a Mathematician
What does a mathematician do? What does it mean to "think like a
mathematician"? This program parallels what a mathematician does in
real-life with the creative thinking of students.
Possibilities of Real-Life Problems
Students come up with a surprising array of strategies and
representations to build their understanding of a real-life calculus
problem — before they have ever taken calculus.
Cubes and Containers
Kindergarteners sort Unifix cubes in various ways, focusing on the
properties of the objects’ similarities and differences. By creating
patterns, children develop an early understanding of geometry. NCTM
standards: concepts of whole number operations, number sense and
numeration, communication, reasoning.
What’s the Price?
Third-graders use problem-solving approaches--such as role playing or drawing pictures—to investigate and understand division. They make connections to everyday life and use calculators as they determine unit costs for two different boxes of cereal. NCTM Standards: concepts of whole number operation, fractions and decimals, problem solving, communication.
Creating quilt squares from construction paper, first graders develop
spatial sense as they discuss and handle different shapes. They connect geometric ideas to number ideas as they cut squares into congruent triangles. NCTM standards: geometry and spacial sense, patterns and relationships, communication, connections.
Engaging Students in Active Learning Worshop 6
How do we engage students in active learning? In this session, the
teachers examine the elements of authentic instruction and cooperative learning to identify ways of engaging students in social studies content. They review the importance of questioning in relation to higher-order thinking and explore classroom strategies to stimulate
thinking and bring social studies concepts to life for their students.
Making Connections Workshop 8
How do we connect social studies to life beyond the classroom? In this
culminating session, the teachers demonstrate the major concepts they’ve learned throughout the workshop in social studies unit presentations.
Classroom video segments further illustrate effective ways of bridging
social studies concepts and the world beyond the classroom, and show creative examples of teaching and learning.
Student Diversity Workshop 5
The varied viewpoints necessary for valuable class discussions are
celebrated in this program. The group talks about the diversity of their students and how their interactions with literature are shaped in part by their life experiences, unique thoughts, and previous reading
experiences. They examine the worth of using the lens of multiple
perspectives to examine a work of literature, and offer suggestions for ways to encourage each student to contribute to the ongoing class