Youth Perspectives as Primary Sources
A special issue of Panorama, the online magazine of TakingITGlobal, was dedicated to the Millennium Development Goals and One World Youth Project Ambassadors from seven countries maintain a group blog that details the issues they have identified in their communities and action projects they are undertaking. Using these articles, students can apply previous learning about primary sources to understand the perspectives of youth around the world who are identifying issues and addressing the Goals i
Where Have We Been? Tracing Family through a Timeline of National History
This lesson plan introduces students to examples of how wars and technological developments have impacted the movement of people throughout United States and world history. Students will learn about the effects of political, technological, and geographical issues on the population of one North Carolina community. Listening to oral histories by North Carolinians, students will hear first hand accounts about the impact of wars and road building on Madison County. Using a timeline depicting events
Anne Frank - Quiz
This quiz assesses students knowledge of life during German occupation of Holland during World War 2.
World War 1 Quiz
Test your knowledge of World War I through this multiple choice quiz.
Earth Facts - Quiz
This quiz tests the pupil's general knowledge on world facts.
Mysteries of Catalhoyuk
This is an educational website devoted to the famous archaeological site in Turkey of one of the oldest cities in the world. The website depicts not only end-products of discoveries and interpretations but goes through the entire history of a 25 year excavation process.
German Economy - 1871 to Weimer
Was the German Economy modernised in 1871? What developments took place during Kaiser Reich? What problems did Germany face following World War One?
Open Web Mapping
This course involves the design, development, and deployment of interactive mapping tools distributed via the World Wide Web and using “open” (non-proprietary, community-developed) standards and software code. It will also prepare students to design, develop, and implement custom web mapping applications using open standards and open source software. On completion of the course, students will be able to build and deploy a complete web mapping solution including selecting the spatial data, th
A World of Weather: Fundamentals of Meteorology, Chapter 17
This series of Web pages contains the material in Chapter 17: Numerical Weather Prediction, which is part of the fifth edition of the textbook / laboratory manual, A World of Weather: Fundamentals of Meteorology
Copyright for Educators, Cycle 2 - Mar 2010
This is a course for educators who want to learn about copyright, open content material and licensing. It is open to all educators around the world. The course is taught around practical case studies faced by teachers when using copyright material in their day to day teaching and educational instruction.
helps students learn about water pollution, water-related illnesses, and sanitation procedures. They then draft a simulated plan to submit to the World Health Organization to deal with water-related problems in African communities.
Celebrating Our Connections Through Water
This site explains to students how they can collect data about the role of water in celebrations around the world, organize it in a retrieval chart, and use the information to create learning stations for a Water Day Celebration.
Intimate Strangers: Unseen Life on Earth
This PBS documentary provides an overview of the microbial world and offers an exciting glimpse into the field of microbiology. Meet scientists from around the world investigating the microbial world in diverse locations, from a termite's stomach to a hospital operating room to an African village, and even outer space. These programs - including The Tree of Life, Keepers of the Biosphere, Dangerous Friends and Friendly Enemies, and Creators of the Future - increase the microbial literacy of stud
Reporting America at War
These learning materials are designed to engage students in hands-on activities that stimulate them, and, most importantly, encourage critical thinking in the classroom. These educational activities in this section will provide high school social studies, media education and language arts teachers, as well as college journalism and communication educators with extensive lesson plans, resource materials, and discussion questions to introduce students to the world of war correspondence. Reporting
Citizen Kurchatov: Stalin's Bombmaker
This site tells the story of a complex, world-class physicist who became the driving force the Soviet Union's race to develop the atomic and hydrogen bomb.
Ralph Bunche: An American Odyssey
Social studies teachers will find that the film presents an informative, complex and issue-oriented story that raises controversial questions and provides an exciting way to introduce a number of important concepts in 20th century United States and world history. It offers an opportunity to explore the historical background of current events and issues in the news today; the Middle East crisis, the struggle of developing nations to create stable economies and democratic governments, the legacy o
43. Are You Ready To Order? (Intermediate)
In today's episode we'll talk about Italian food and restaurants! Italy is not only famous for its history and its artistic masterpieces, but also and most of all for its food: first class dishes and delicious desserts make Italian cuisine one of the best cuisines in the world. We are going to show a classic [...]
23. An All-Italian Kiss (Culture Shot)
Learn Italian with LearnItalianPod! In this twenty-third Culture Shot we'll talk about the most romantic chocolate candy in the world: the "Bacio Perugina", literally translated as "the kiss from Perugia"! We'll find out how a simple chocolate candy born with the wrong name made it to become an everlasting Italian icon. We'll also review and [...]
24. The Gentle Language (Culture Shot)
In this episode we'll talk about "the gentle language", the affectionate way Italians call their language. We think everyone agrees that Italian language is surely one of the most musical languages in the world. So, let's learn more about "the gentle language" and let's have fun practicing the italian alphabet, or, as Jane's elementary [...]
Magic School Bus "In a Pickle"
Though they are too small to be seen without a microscope, millions of microbes all around us have some big - mostly harmless - effects on our world when they eat, give off wastes, and make more microbes. Join Ms. Frizzle and the class as they discover how microbes pickled their cucumber and saved it from spoiling. Run time 22 minutes.