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.
Here’s a comprehensive site that covers all natures of matter. There are sections on the structure of matter, states of matter, compounds and mixtures, and properties of matter. Each section has several pages of explanation and description. After you’ve learned all you can about each concept of matter, you can do at least two activities that review what you know. Learn the equations for density, volume, and mass, and see how each is related to the other two. - tech and learning
Check out this 8 minute video that gives tons of examples about polar and nonpolar covalent bonds versus ionic bonds. The teacher, Mr. Anderson, is clear and concise offering an explanation of how to figure diverse bonds that different molecules have. The videos are made by a high school science teacher who has promoted many videos on the topic of science.
Strategies for improving teen literacy are often overlooked. This site can be used by any content teacher or parent to help teens get a good handle on comprehension. Each lesson has an overview which introduces each strategy along with applicable tools for use. In addition, the procedure used for introducing and using the strategy is enumerated. Most strategies also have examples of what the strategy looks like. This site is a great resource for teaching the important components of reading.
Robin Hood challenges you to test your knowledge of doubles as you click on the correct answer on the target. The questions and answers all involve numbers beyond ten. If you are correct, you get a three-trumpet salute. If you make a mistake, the music lets you know, and you can keep trying until you find the correct answer. This is a good game for reviewing doubles and also gives good practice in using the computer mouse. -teach and learning
Come play The Adjective Detective which offers a collection of animated lessons on adjectives, followed by a simple quiz, and detective game. The lessons include learning what adjectives are, learning about comparative and superlative adjectives and learning the rules for forming comparatives and superlatives. The game reinforces the lessons and has several levels.
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