Here's an amazing collection of stories from the men and women who gave wartime service to our country will bring tears to your eyes and smiles to your face. The Veterans History Project is an extensive compilation of audio and video recordings from a wide range of wartime participants including, civilians and military across many ranks, branches of service, and theaters of war. These inspiring and sometimes heartbreaking accounts are told in their own words through diaries, letters and oral history interviews conducted by family members, friends, students, and others who were interested in preserving the history of these respected individuals. Meet the people who have made sacrifices for our country, small and large, from home and abroad.
Do you need a way to make learning fractions more enjoyable? Look no further! Students fulfill orders at the ice cream parlor based upon what the customer is asking for. When given the fractions of each flavor, students are to create an ice cream cone with the exact fraction of each flavor. Once students create the ice cream cone, they are to hit the send button to see if they have correctly fulfilled the order. Not only do students learn about fractions they also deal with money. For each fraction of ice cream used there is a total for that amount. Students will see how the price of the cone changes based upon the amount of each flavor that is asked for.
Arguing for Change is a web-based literacy experience for young writers. Students are presented with a scenario of bullying and are asked to write an "argument for change" as a way to get classmates to stop bullying. It guides students through a process of researching, organizing information, and writing an argument about a specific topic or idea through the lens of a particular kind of writing. In preparing their argumentative piece, students are guided to examine fiction and nonfiction resources, videos, web interactives, and artwork and photography. They are also given a self-evaluating rubric and research questions to help guide their writing.
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.
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.