Virginia Schools in the Great Depression
This project provides teachers and students with free, online historical sources and instructional materials for teaching the history of the Great Depression in Virginia, using public schools as a case-study of how decision makers, the public, and educators responded to the crisis of the Depression. The five educational modules available on this website address the following themes: 1. The Impact of the Depression on Virginia Public Schools 2. Who Should Bear the Burden? Public Opinion and Sc
Historic Pittsburgh, an extensive digital resource created at the University of Pittsburgh, offers both an entry point and substantive classroom resources for teachers of American History at various grade and university levels. This Web site enables access to historic material held by the University of Pittsburgh's University Library System, the Library & Archives at the Heinz History Center, Carnegie Museum of Art, Chatham College Archives, Pittsburgh History & Landmarks Foundation, and Point
Digital Roman Forum
The purpose of the modeling project was to spatialize information and theories about how the Forum looked on June 21, 400 A.D., which was more or less the height of its development as Rome as a civic and cultural center. The digital model includes over twenty features (buildings and major monuments) filling up the western zone of the Roman Forum from the Temple of Vesta and Temple of Antoninus and Faustina on the east to the Tabularium facing the western slope of the Capitoline Hill.
Creating the Past: Understanding Artifacts
After studying the historic events of Catlin's life, this project allows students to imagine the material culture of the time. They will become archaeologists and anthropologists, looking back on previous cultures for clues as to the motives and inspirations for the choices that shaped their lives. Each student will bring in a fabricated artifact from Catlin's life, resulting in a museum exhibit in the class.
Vision and Challenges
This video presents the history of Grid development, an overview of the European Union Akogrimo research project, its visions and challenges in the development of a Next Generation Grid.
wisskomm wochenschau 9/08
German vodcast about science communications. Diese Woche: Die TED-Konferenz 2008, die neuesten TEDtalks, das World Wide Teleskope, Wissenschaft für Kinder hautnah: Das Jason-Project und Immersion Presents, die klassischen Medien verlieren an Einfluss, dazu mehr bei medienkonvergenz.com, "Impatiens acadmeiae-moguntiae" ...
Fundamentals of Piano Practice
Best piano practice method ever written. Teaches rapid technique acquisition, musicianship, memory/performance, brain development, project management, and principles/instructions for piano tuning. Learn the way Mozart, Chopin, etc., learned, without those endless exercises that destroy your sense of ...
The Grandparent/Elder Project
Learning history from real people involved in real events brings life to history. The Grandparent/Elder Project provides a means to learn about the twentieth century from real people and primary sources. A 1913 New York Times newspaper provides a view of the world on the brink of a World War. An interview ...
Buckaroos in Paradise: Ranching Culture in Northern Nevada, 1945-1982
The Buckaroos in Paradise Collection presents documentation of a Nevada cattle-ranching community, with a focus on the family-run Ninety-Six Ranch. The documentation was largely the work of the Paradise Valley Folklife Project (1978-1982), a research initiative conducted by the American Folklife Center ...
Real-world learning in a virtual environment
Want to try project-based learning to get your students involved in real-world issues? A former North Carolina Technology and Learning Teacher of the Year talks about how she worked with the North Carolina Zoo to get students excited about learning.
The Importance of Fractions
This video shows how we use fractions in everyday life. She shows what a fraction looks like and how to convert them to percentages.
World Images Digital Art Library
The internationally recognized WorldImages database provides access to the California State University IMAGE Project. It contains almost 75,000 images, is global in coverage and includes all areas of visual imagery. WorldImages is accessible anywhere and its images may be freely used for non-profit educational purposes. The images can be located using many search techniques, and for convenience they are organized into over 800 portfolios which are then organized into subject groupings.
The Gingerbread Man Goes Around the World
This project is a K-2, learner-centered, thematic unit introducing children to the classic Gingerbread Man theme including stories from around the world. See the Google Map to see where the stories are located. As you read these stories, children will learn about the cultures of different countries.
Sun Curve Design Challenge: Design Process Activity
The Sun Curve Design Challenge is a partnership with INKA, the creator of the Sun Curve aquaponic garden and laboratory and ISKME's OER Commons project, to challenge teachers and students to produce new OER materials and incorporate green design thinking into the classroom. The Design Process Activity ...
Green Design Challenge Activity
The Green Design Challenge is to brainstorm, prototype and present a design idea for a social entrepreneurship project focusing on green design that meets the design principles. Photo examples from ISKME's Teacher Innovation Workshop are included.
DIY Design Challenge Activity from ISKME's Teacher Academy
This wiki page describes the DIY Design Challenge Activity used during ISKME's Teacher Academy. Design a DIY Project for students that meets the following design principles: The design must meet a need for their school community. The design must use collaboration between teacher, student, and ...
MW-TELL Project aims to improve Language Learning instruction by expanding the resources for teaching and learning in Vocational Education Training (VET). MW-TELL Project intends to promote access to mobile-supported training services for the provision of on-demand Lifelong Language Learning, beyond ...
This learning project is about chain mail. It is also called chain maille. We can do armor and jewelry with chain mail. The two have many things in common, such as how to make ring, how to close them, and some assembly patterns. The difference is in the material used, the size and gauge of the ring, and shape that is built with the ring.
Frogs vs. Hamsters: Using your Senses
Developed for second grade. Students will use their senses (with the exception of taste), to make observations in order to compare two different animals: a frog and a hamster. Classification is also touched upon slightly. Biology In Elementary Schools is a Saint Michael's College student project. The teaching ideas on this page have been found, refined, and developed by students in a college-level course on the teaching of biology at the elementary level. Unless otherwise noted, the lesson plan
Developed for third grade. Using simple math, students will figure out their lung capacity by breathing into a bottle filled with water and measuring the volume of water displaced. Biology In Elementary Schools is a Saint Michael's College student project. The teaching ideas on this page have been found, refined, and developed by students in a college-level course on the teaching of biology at the elementary level. Unless otherwise noted, the lesson plans have been tried at least once by studen