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.
Pair the reading of Washington Irving's delighfully scary tale, "The Legend of Sleepy Hollow" with fine art - John Quidor's "The Headless Horseman Pursuing Ichabod Crane." Using the rollovers provided with the artwork, analyze how the painter portrayed the writer's words and discuss whether Quidor was successful in representing the meaning and the mood that Irving created in his story. What does a study of the painting add to an understanding of the text? Are there ways in which pairing the painting and the story detract from the effect of the story on its own?Using this site, students can examine ways in which pictures are text and can sometimes tell stories.
In this learning game, students identify shapes by shooting the shape that matches the given word. There are four games that students can practice. Students can identify basic shapes, shapes with rotation, more shapes, or three dimensional shapes. After selecting the category to be played, students can choose to play at their own pace or against the clock. As you match the correct word with the correct shape, watch the points soar.
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.