This site provides a detailed analysis of William Shakespeare’s Sonnet 130. It begins with a side-by-side overview of the text, one side in the original language, the other providing a paraphrase of each line. The next section provides more an exhaustive explanation of each portion of the poem, focusing on the various literary devices, particularly allusion, parody, symbolism and comparison. The final section includes a possible explanation to the meaning of the sonnet, including why and how it was written. Because this particular sonnet differs from the traditional Petrarchan sonnet, both its differences and similarities are expounded upon here. A description of how to cite the article is also offered.
Are you struggling with typing? Having issues getting that report out on time? With technology at the forefront of education, it is important that students know how to type with all their fingers, not just their thumbs. This interactive website allows you to review science vocabulary as well as practice typing. The goal is that students type the word before it leaves the conveyor belt. There are three levels of difficulty that students can choose from so that, as their typing skills increase, they can continue to challenge themselves.
The global economy is more interdependent than many people realize. Simple items have materials originating from many sources, affecting workers and the environment in other countries. Have students create their own interdependence map by entering information about their clothes into this interactive, and comparing it to others’ information. They then learn about an MP3 player or a pair of jeans through videos, making decisions about how they are produced and earning badges for their company. At the end, they decide if they approve of what their company represents. A code is available if one must stop the activity early.
The Japanese army accepted defeat in World War II in 1945. Victory over Japan Day (V-J Day) was proclaimed to be on August 15th with President Truman confirming that the Japanese surrendered. To learn more about this special day in history visit this site to find a comprehensive discussion of V-J Day. Learn details and facts about this day in history with information about the war in Pacific, the surrender, related photo and speeches, battle maps, and more.
Teachers are always looking for good quality problems. They spend hours searching the internet looking for a problem that will not only align to the Common Core standards, but will also challenge their students. Opus does just this. On this site teachers can select the Common Core standard they desire and that will bring up a long list of problems tied to that standard. Teachers can select the problems they want and add them to their cart. When done choosing problem, teachers simply create a worksheet with their problems along with an answer key to those problems.
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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.