Good golfers need to know math for more than just adding up their scores. They have to know about angles and estimating, too. In this game, players use the tools available to determine the angle and distance they want their balls to go as they try to score as many holes in one as they can. Both estimation and measurement skills, as well as calculation skills get a workout on this golf course. As with any good golf course, this one is harder than it looks, but that makes success so much more satisfying.
Need a bit more information on the history of woman suffrage? Did you know that American woman could run for office in 1788, but did not gain the right to vote until 1920? Do you recognize names like Susan B. Anthony, or Sara Bard Field? Do you know the amendment that guarantees women’s right to vote? To learn more about the road to the nineteenth amendment, visit this site for an interactive timeline. The Timeline gives the major milestones during the 72 year long fight women had to acquire the right to vote.
e-learning for Kids is a non-profit organization that focuses on blended instruction. On this site you can learning and practice the basic math operators. Students explore various math puzzles in the setting of an investigation. Students can watch interactive videos that not only teach the use of various operators, but also allow the students to try the problems. e-learning for Kids helps students take difficult concepts and make them a fun and interactive topic to learn.
The Emperor of Rome Game gives players the opportunity to act as a Roman Emperor. Choose to be Augustus—the visionary, Claudius—the unlikely ruler, or Nero—the colorful eccentric, and learn about the strengths and weaknesses of each. Make both personal and professional decisions that will affect the millions of people under your reign. Will the reign be successful? Find out by playing The Emperor Game.
Do you know what qualities it takes to be President of the United States? In this fun activity, you can meet U.S. presidents past and present and learn about some of their daily activities as you fill in your own daily planner. You could be like President Ford and take a swim, visit military bases like President Johnson, or go bowling like President Nixon.
Is the White House haunted? Some say the ghosts of Lincoln, Grant, Jackson, and Dolley Madison all roam the premises of the executive mansion. With all those ex-presidents and first ladies wandering the dark corriders, is there room for any ordinary-citizen ghosts? Perhaps! Researchers at the White House Historical Association detail some of the lesser-known beings who've haunted the White House halls, bedrooms and conservatories over the years.
Are you looking for ways to connect abstract ideas and writing? Do the terms “tone” and “voice” need a boost in your students’ writing pieces? Help your students translate the writing styles of Markus Zusak’s in the Book Thief and John Donne’s poem entitled “Death Be Not Proud” into the authoring of their own poems. During this lesson, each student will write a poem with poetic devices such as personification, tone, and metaphorical language. Each student will analyze his/her topic, an abstract idea or object that is personally important. Students will also delve deeply into themselves to search for deeper ways to clearly convey a message that the reader of the poem will understand.
This website aims to teach kids what they can do to help prevent bullying. Read Carmen’s Advice about bullying or ask her a question. Watch videos made by kids to show what bullying looks like and what can be done about it. On the bulletin board, read about why people care about bullying, and/or post why you care. Check out the age-appropriate Bullying 101 Presentation, and download the colorful 16-page Bullying 101 handout.
The involvement of the U.S. in World War I led to a concern over food supplies. In an effort to save grain for food, the government enacted the 18th Amendment prohibiting all production and sales of liquor. On October 28, 1919, the Volstead Act, also known as the National Prohibition Act, was put into effect to enforce the 18th Amendment. Find video clips and commentary highlighting the background, challenges, and eventually the end of Prohibition in 1933. Check out advertisements from the era, Blue Laws, gangsters known for bootlegging, and the Anti-Saloon League who argued the moral issues which arise from alcohol consumption.
Designed to help the public gain a better understanding and appreciation for the earth sciences and to encourage stewardship of the Earth, this comprehensive site provides a wealth of resources for celebrating Earth Science Week, complete with educational materials in both English and Spanish. Teachers will find classroom activities, information on contests and Earth Science Week events, and ideas for exploring earth science topics in the classroom and outdoors. The student section offers resources for K-12 and college students, information on earth science careers, a webquest, images, and more.
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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.