Have you always wanted to take a trip to Paris? Well today you're in luck. The Louvre brings its art exhibits to you. The online exhibit depicts the common man and daily life in Egypt during the time of the Pharaohs. During your journey try to find nineteen objects that are found in the Louvre that reflect Egyptian life. Then read a brief description of each object to become better acquainted. You can also learn even more about the artwork itself, including artistic technique and symbolism.
Here’s a story that blends fact and fiction with the magic of Robin Hood. You can listen to the story of Matilda’s Bracelet and its fatal results or take the long route and read the text. Learn about King John and the Magna Carta in two sections that tell the origin of the story. In addition there are photographs of an English church mentioned in the story, medieval jewelry, and a drawing of Matilda. The handy glossary defines some unfamiliar words, and there’s even a teacher’s section to show how to use this story in the history curriculum.
Use this game based on a painting by 19th century American painter Winslow Homer to learn about his art and sports. Play this game easily by looking at the picture, reading the question, and clicking to find the answer. Along the way, you will find out something about the history of various sports. You’ll also learn a little about Winslow Homer. Although the game is geared to elementary age students middle school students will enjoy learning facts that they didn’t know about various sports.
SOS Math is a great site that offers quite a bit mathematical enrichment questions. Solving Equations is a must have in your favorite file! If you need a quick glance concerning algebraic problems or solutions, you'll find each step carefully laid out. You can then work through another example or ask for more problems to solve, each of which will have the solution explained. Practice solving linear equations, equations containing radicals, equations with absolute values, quadratic equations, equations with fractions, exponential equations, logarithmic equations, and trigonometric equations is included.
Interested in learning about the Bill of Rights in a gaming format? Then help the small town of Freeville! It is the first ten amendments to the Constitution that are referred to as the Bill of Rights. These amendments were designated primarily by James Madison and George Mason to protect individual rights. The game is easy to play. If you have trouble, click on the help button for more information. When you make a correct choice, there is a description of the appropriate amendment that explains why your answer was correct. If you make an incorrect choice, just try again!
At the National Council of Teachers of Mathematics site you'll find two trigonometry square activity sheets where students can apply trigonometric values to common angles. With the angle of elevation activity sheet, students solve two problems, one by using right-angle trigonometry, and the other using the law of sines.The last activity, the angle of declination, uses the law of cosines.This can be a small group activity and answers may vary. Be sure to check out the discussion of each small group lesson in deciding on their “correct” answer.
The importance of the Constitution and Citizenship Day, has been observed federally since the adoption of the Constitution in 1787. This lesson plan from the Library of Congress is a two-week course, but you can pick and choose a great lesson for the day. Primary sources referenced examine the Constitution and Bill of Rights which help with understanding the important issues facing the Continental Congress. Learn how contemporary issues are dealt with by Congress as per the Constitution.
Statistics can be an intimidating field of study. One area that needs a bit of enrichment is descriptive statistics which shows central tendency when summarizing hundreds of pieces of data. Learn how to figure the mean, mode, and median when locating central tendency. Here you will also learn about range, and how it is calculated to find variation in the sample. Practice what you know by clicking on the link to a BBC game. Finally check out the review questions to ensure you've mastered the content.
Not quite understanding linear functions? Here's a website that utilizes a simple process to explain a more complicated process simply. To begin, click on the “learner” tab so you understand you determine the function by looking for patterns in the outputs. Once you glace the examples, the activity will be a breeze. If you you are still uncertain the “Help” tab will walk you through some concrete examples for using the number cruncher machine. The “Instructor” tab indicates how to use this activity to teach the properties of linear function and problem solving skills.
Ever wonder how your body reacts in survival mode? Here's a great site to check it out. Fred is lost and you have to try to save him. The wolves are nipping at his heels, so make the correct choices to give him a chance to get away. If you save him from the wolves, you’ll need to operate many systems in his body to keep him going to reach safety. This game is fast moving, but luckily you get lots of chances to keep Fred from returning to nature. Along the way you’ll learn about the complex systems that keep him alive in such a stressful situation. The game is timed, so you can try to better your score after you figure out how to keep Fred alive.