Encounters: Fourth Grade Teacher's Guide
The ENCOUNTERS teachers' guide offers an alternative to a textbook on Arizona. It has more information, resources and activities than we, as teachers, could hope to use in any given year. In addition, the "Encounters Box," which is available in local school libraries, supplements the guide with other ...
When Rice Was King
concentrates on Georgetown County, South Carolina, where rice, rather than cotton, was the principal commercial product. The site contains maps, readings, photos, drawings, as well as a guide for doing a student project.
Open Wide and Trek Inside
This site examines the mouth and its various purposes, different types of teeth and their functions, bacteria that live in the mouth, and the processes of tooth decay and oral disease. The site includes activities and a teachers guide, which are designed for use by elementary school teachers.
The Art of Improvisation: 3 For All
SPARK is there as Rafe Chase, Tim Orr and Stephen Kearin hit the stage without a script and turn audience suggestions into narrative stories that amaze and amuse. This Educator Guide addresses improvisation as a technique for developing thinking and language skills.
The Grey Eminences: David Ireland
SPARK is at the Oakland Museum of California as they work with acclaimed artist David Ireland to create an innovative exhibit and retrospective of his 30-year career. This Educator Guide explores the history of Conceptual art and Ireland's contributions.
The Young and the Restless: The Oxbow School
SPARK follows a class of young visual artists as they progress through a semester at The Oxbow School in Napa Valley, an intensive arts program for high school students. This Educator Guide is about Oxbow and its sister programs - intensives that involve high-level studio work and critique for students ...
The Puppet Show: Sandow Birk
Spark visits painter Sandow Birk and his crew as they finish production on the artist's distinctly contemporary take on Dante's 14th century epic The Divine Comedy -- set in 21th century San Francisco. This Educator Guide is about history painting and storytelling.
The Concentration Camps in World War Two and Roosevelt's Death
In this five minute video students learn about the German concentration camps and shows the piles of bodies left in the camps. This video has many disturbing images and is NOT for younger students. A teacher review is a MUST. However, this video does show exactly what the Germans and others did to the Jews. The video ends with the death of President Roosevelt and its impact.