How They Train: Biathlon
TIME's Sean Gregory gets a shooting lesson from U.S. Olympic favorite Tim Burke as he trains for the 2010 games in Vancouver.
Crohns Disease Module 8: Going to School
Learn what to do if youre not feeling well or wondering whether or not to tell classmates why you may be missing class. This module will address the following questions: How do we make a school aware of the illness? Who do we work with to make an accommodation plan?
Declaring Independence, 1710-1850-Unit 4
The Enlightenment brought new ideals and a new notion of selfhood to the American colonies. This program begins with an examination of the importance of the trope of the self-made man in Benjamin Franklin's autobiography, and then turns to the development of this concept in the writings of Romanticist Ralph Waldo Emerson.
Rythms in Poetry-Ethnic Writers and the Literary Mainstream Unit 10
Amidst the chaos following World War I, Ezra Pound urged poets to "Make it New!" This call was heeded by a large range of poets, from T.S. Eliot to Jean Toomer. This episode explores the modernist lyrics of two of these poets: William Carlos Williams and Langston Hughes. What is
modernism? How did these poets start a revolution that continues until
Migrant Struggle-Unit 12
Americans have often defined themselves through their relationship to
the land. This program traces the social fiction of three key American
voices: John Steinbeck, Carlos Bulosan, and Helena María Viramontes.
Southern Renaissance Unit 13
"My subject in fiction," Flannery O'Connor tells us, "is the action of
grace in the territory held largely by the devil." One might do well to
ask what, if not the devil, haunts the American South in this era
between the wars. This program uncovers the revisioning of Southern
myths during the modernist era by writers William Faulkner and Zora
Population and Resource Distribution
Becky Forristal teaches seventh–grade economics at Rockwood Valley
Middle School, 20 miles outside St. Louis, Missouri. Her lesson focuses
on a population simulation that explores world economics, demonstrating the inequalities in land, food, energy, and wealth distribution in the world today. Using a global map on the classroom floor, students are able to visualize how resources are distributed in both wealthy and under–developed nations of the world.
Assessment in Math and Science - What'd I Get?: Scoring Tools
Workshop 2. What'd I Get?: Scoring Tools (90 min.)
'Well-designed performance tasks give teachers the information necessary to evaluate the depth of students' understanding — but how can teachers determine quality work? This workshop demonstrates how teachers can construct assessment tools for benchmarks of student understanding. The role of students in the construction of scoring tools and the process of assessment will be a primary focus. Content Guide: K. Michael Hibbard.'
Using Resources Workshop 5
How can students use a variety of resources well? This session focuses on how to make the most of the resources that can be used in teaching social studies, from artifacts and primary sources to children’s literature and the Internet. An adaptable mini-lesson uses children’s literature to examine what constitutes a good citizen, resulting in a lively debate among the onscreen teachers.
Nancy—Grade 8 Nancy wants her eighth-grade students to develop more autonomy and critical thinking skills.
Nancy wants her eighth-grade students to develop more autonomy and critical thinking skills.
Math Probability Experiment
A student works on a project for her FLVS M/J Math 2 class about probabilities. She is interviewed on how she is going to set up her experiment with coins and what she thinks the outcome will be. She demonstrates the coin experiment and reports data collected.
Finding Missing Numbers in a Number Sentence
This lesson shows a student demonstrating how to find what numbers are missing in simple number sentences. The student uses a number line to explain the first example.
Comparing Fractions Using the Symbols for Greater Than and Less Than
Students learn to compare fractions using the greater than and less than symbols. Users click though the slides.
Heat and Temperature What makes the liquid in a thermometer rise or fall in response to temperature? Which contains more heat—a boiling teakettle or a swimming p
What makes the liquid in a thermometer rise or fall in response to temperature? Which contains more heat—a boiling teakettle or a swimming p
The 45 Math Montessori Materials
Montessori uses many materials for a hands on approach to
learning. Get tips for using the 45 layout to teach preschoolers numbers
in this video clip about Montessori math methods.
Microbes and Human Diseases
How microbes come into contact with humans, and the many factors leading to disease outbreaks around the globe, are examined here. Students learn about current efforts to track infectious diseases and the considerations necessary to control disease worldwide.
Workshop 1: Behind the Design
With Philip Sadler, Ed.D. Young children are natural designers and builders, but if their interest is not fostered, it may wane as they move through the grades. This workshop focuses on the use of simple design prototypes that children are asked to improve upon in order to meet a particular challenge. You will see these design challenges in action in middle sch
An old momentum with a new twist. Kepler's second law of planetary motion, which is rooted here in a much deeper principle, imagined a line from the sun to a planet that sweeps out equal areas in equal times. Angular momentum is a twist on momentum -- the cross product of the radius vector and momentum. A force with twist is torque. When no torque acts on a system, the angular momentum
Phantom Limb Pain Presents a vivid example of phantom limb pain and raises important questions about the origin of the pain.
Presents a vivid example of phantom limb pain and raises important questions about the origin of the pain.
Neurons’ electrical activity results in the release of neurotransmitters that account for everything from survival to addiction to learning and memory. This session explains how neurons communicate to achieve all these functions.