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This game helps kids think about how to boost sales of soft drinks to other kids. Do surveys, taste tests, label design and signs to increase sales and check to see if they worked. Then follow up with a discussion of how clever advertising can influence eating habits adversely
Interested in learning about your family heritage or the background of community events? “The Smithsonian Folklife and Oral History Interviewing Guide” is great for collecting family and community cultural information. This step-by-step guide includes planning and conducting interviews, sample questions, forms, and presentation ideas.
Learn about the parts of a story by building one of your own! Choose a setting and characters for your story and then add in a conflict and dialogue to make it uniquely yours.
This week we have the first of two Friday the 13ths in 2017. The unlucky number 13 has been feared by many over time, officially labeled as Triskadekaphobia. Now, fear of Friday the 13th has been dubbed Paraskevidekatriaphobia - you should be afraid of trying to spell or pronounce that for sure!
This ingenious interactive timeline covers the 13.8 billion years since the Big Bang, using the vast resources of Wikipedia as its reference. No matter the period of history you are studying, you will find information about it here and will make connections you may not have expected. (Works in Chrome and Safari.)
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Valerie Bourbour is a certified educator and past Co-Director of The Academy of Ormond Beach. Ms. Bourbour has experience in online learning platforms and aims for student success.