Sky Paths: Studying the Movement Celestial Objects
By using these activities, K-4 students will have the concrete experiences of observing, organizing, comparing, and describing the movement of objects that they observe in the sky. Students will also learn how early cultures viewed objects in the sky and created stories to explain the objects they observed. Then, students will create their own stories to explain their own observations.
"Like One Big Family": A Former Textile Worker Describes the Closeness of the Southern Mill Village
The southern textile mills, which had expanded dramatically during World War I, faced serious decline in the 1920s. New tariffs, the growth of textile manufacturing in other parts of the world and the shorter skirt lengths of the 1920s, which required less fabric, exacerbated the problems brought on by wartime overexpansion. Textile manufacturers responded by trying to cut wages and increase workloads. Nevertheless, textile workers often look back at the 1920s with genuine affection and nostalgi
Lament for "The Lost Pardner"
Although absent from Hollywood portrayals of the old West, homosexuality was surely a feature of life on the frontier. "The West," observe John D'Emilio and Estelle Freedman in their history of sexuality, "provided extensive opportunities for male-male intimacy. Some men were drawn to the frontier because of their attractions to men." Badger Clark was born in 1883 and grew up in Deadwood, South Dakota. His collection of western poems, Sun and Saddle Leather, was not published until the second de
Learning Planet Sizes
In this activity, learners use the concepts of greater than, less than, and equal to, in order to classify student height, object size, and planet size. They will build scale models of the planets based on their discoveries of planet size. In the extension, advanced learners download images of the planets and use NIH Image to identify and describe their size by comparing them to one another.
A Case of the Wobbles: Finding Extra Solar Planets
Students plot and analyze NASA data to determine the period of an invisible planet orbiting a wobbling star.
Glidden's Patent Application for Barbed Wire
This lesson presents the drawing and description that helped Joseph Glidden, a farmer from De Kalb, Illinois, win a patent for barbed wire in 1874. Glidden's design remains today the most familiar style of barbed wire. This site also examines the considerable impact of barbed wire on the economy, society, and politics in the West.
Health rules!: fitness and nutrition for kids
In this publication, you will find web sites that provide information for teachers as well as lesson plans and activities for use in the classroom. In addition to looking at how we can help children to establish good habits, you will find web sites that look at the health issues facing preteens and teenagers today. How many kids need help evaluating their diets and taking a good look at their food consumption? Most likely all of them. With this in mind, there will be many opportunities to examin
Lesson discussing the topical issue of smoking. Students fill in and discuss a worksheet and compose an anti-smoking Limerick.
Meet the Marine BiOLogists
Meet the Marine BiOLogists is part of OLogy, where kids can collect virtual trading cards and create projects with them. Here, they meet three kids and one scientist who dive deep when it comes to learning about the ocean: Gabriela, an 11-year-old from New York whose interest in marine biology began with a family trip she took to the West Indies when she was five. Gwyneth, an 11-year-old from California who likes observing the sea birds when she visits her father's beach house. Luke, a nine-year
This Web site, created to complement the Einstein exhibit, looks at the life and contributions of this extraordinary scientist and humanitarian.
Meet the Earth OLogists
Meet the Earth OLogists is part of OLogy, where kids can collect virtual trading cards and create projects with them. Here, they meet three kids and one scientist who are all fascinated by rocks: Arjun, a nine-year-old from Ohio who has visited his favorite volcano, Mount St. Helens in Washington State. Diana, a seven-year-old from New Hampshire who has hundreds of rocks in her collection. Ruthmabel, an eight-year-old from Washington State who built a Mars rover model at rocket camp and a model
You Decide: Should the US adopt a single-payer, Universal Health Care Plan?
This educational guide focuses on health care issues in the US and whether or not it would be beneficial to adopt a single-payer, universal health care plan. Students are invited to examine the arguments on both sides of the debate, developing critical thinking skills as they work through the activities. Students will learn how to support their arguments with evidence and reason. It is expected that at the end of this guide students will determine where they stand on this controversial issue.
Advanced Information Literacy (2005FY)
While assigning project activities, operational "information processing methods" will be taught in a humanities context.
Capitalism: Success, Crisis and Reform
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The on-line game aims at teaching children how to build safer villages and cities against disasters. Children will learn playing how the location and the construction materials of houses can make a difference when disasters strike and how early warning systems, evacuation plans and education can save lives. Children are the future architects, mayors, doctors, and parents of the world of tomorrow, if they know what to do to reduce the impact of disasters, they will create a safer world. Each scen
MUS101 Session 9 Spring 2011
MUS101 Introducing Music Session Nine 04/07/11 Scott Morris
US History II
Upon completion of this course you will: Demonstrate comprehension of a broad body of historical knowledge; Express ideas clearly in writing; Work with classmates to research an historical issue; Interpret and apply data from original documents; Identify underrepresented historical viewpoints; Write to persuade with evidence; Compare and contrast alternate interpretations of an historical figure, event, or trend; Explain how an historical event connects to or causes a larger trend or theme; Deve
UR in the Monument Avenue 10k
Members of the UR community joined the crowd of over 41,000 people running in the city's 12th annual Ukrop's Monument Avenue 10k.
LABash 2011 Conference-Jonathan Mueller
Jonathan Mueller, FASLA is the President of the American Society of Landscape Architects. He is a private practitioner, his professional frame of reference includes experience with design-construct, multi-disciplinary, and independent landscape architecture firms as both an employee and stockholder. Jon is currently a senior landscape architect with Landmark, a landscape architectural studio of Architects West in Coeur d'Alene, Idaho, that he helped establish in 1984. He is an LLA in six states
Einstein in Time
This fun Web site is part of OLogy, where kids can collect virtual trading cards and create projects with them. Here, they are introduced to Einstein's scientific and humanitarian pursuits with two engaging, kid-friendly sections:Einstein in Time, a fascinating look at the major events in his life, presented in a time-line. Everyday Einstein: Humanitarian, a quick overview of how he used his fame to draw attention to the things he believed in.