Archive for the ‘social sciences’ category

The Inca Trail to Machu Picchu!

February 28th, 2019

 

It’s Thursday, February 28, 2019, and time for Social Sciences at ClickSchooling!

 

Recommended Website:

The Inca Trail and Machu Picchu

(www.raingod.com/angus/Gallery/Photos/SouthAmerica/Peru/IncaTrail.html)

Age Range: 9-18 (Grades 4-12, with parental supervision)

 

Through stunning photographs and a descriptive narrative you’ll experience the splendor of this remarkable place without “the risks of acrophobia, flies, amoebic dysentery,and the prerequisite of a 2,000 meter climb.”

Read the details of the Inca Trail as you follow it all the way up. The view is positively breathtaking! Once at the top, you are sure to gain a fresh appreciation for the intricacies of the lost Inca civilization. Be sure to click on every small picture to see a magnified version of the scenery.

Join us again tomorrow as we will feature a virtual tour of the “Lost City of the Incas.”

American Presidential Studies Resource

February 21st, 2019

 

It’s Thursday, February 21, 2019, and time for Social Sciences at ClickSchooling!

 

Recommended Website:

American President: A Reference Resource

(millercenter.org/president)

Age Range: 11-18 (Grades 6-12, with parental supervision)

 

This website from the Miller Center, a nonpartisan affiliate of the University of Virginia, is your one-stop destination for your presidential studies.

When arriving at this link you will find a grid of presidential portraits. Simply click on the image of the president of choice and you are taken to the informational page for that president. Each page includes: 

  • Overview
  • “Fast Facts” which provide snippets of biographical information in a concise manner
  • Life in Depth Essays – links to more in-depth information about the president including Life in Brief, Life Before the Presidency, Campaigns and Elections, Family Life and more
  • Speeches – links to texts of speeches. For presidents after Herbert Hoover, there are also audios of speeches and after Eisenhower there are also videos.

And more!

There is so much valuable information available at this website, neatly compiled for ease of use and navigation, that you will find yourself coming back time and time again.

History of Valentine’s Day

February 14th, 2019

 

It’s Thursday, February 14, 2019, and time for Social Sciences at ClickSchooling!

 

Recommended Website:

History.com – Valentine’s Day

(www.history.com/topics/valentines-day/history-of-valentines-day-2)

Age Range: All (All grades; children with parental supervision)

 

At this website you can learn all about the history of Valentine’s Day and the history of things related to Valentine’s Day.

When you get to the site, read: 

  • The Legend of St. Valentine
  • Origins of Valentine’s Day
  • Valentine’s Day: A Day of Romance
  • Typical Valentine’s Day Greetings

You can also watch a video on Presidential Love Notes and more.


Happy Valentine’s Day!

Lessons for Black History Month

February 7th, 2019

 

It’s Thursday, February 7, 2019, and time for Social Sciences at ClickSchooling!

 

Recommended Website:

Culture & Change: Black History in America

(teacher.scholastic.com/activities/bhistory/)

Age Range: 5-13 (Grades K-8, with parental supervision)

 

February is Black History month. Discover famous African-Americans and explore black history with this website from Scholastic.

Presentations include: 

  • Rosa Parks: How I Fought for Civil Rights – Learn about Rosa Parks’ role in the fight against discrimination.
  • Melba Pattillo: Integrating Central High: The Melba Pattillo story – Discover the dangers and events faced by 9 students during the desegregation of an all-white school in Little Rock, Arkansas.
  • Famous African-American Inventors – Meet 14 inventors whose contributions changed the world around us.
  • Ruby Bridges: A Simple Act of Courage – Through slide shows, an interactive digital magazine, and a kid-created video presentation, explore the story of the first African-American child to integrate an all-white elementary school.
  • The Underground Railroad: Escape from Slavery – Take an interactive journey through the Underground Railroad that includes many additional resources to supplement this study.
  • History of Jazz – Join Grammy-Award winner Wynton Marsalis to explore jazz music and the people and events that formed it.

Any or all of these presentations will be a wonderful addition to your history studies and help your student gain a better understanding of black history.

Free Lessons & Activities About Wheat and Agriculture

January 31st, 2019

 

It’s Thursday, January 31, 2019, and time for Social Sciences at ClickSchooling!

 

Recommended Website:

Wheat Mania!

(www.wheatmania.com/allaboutwheat/default.htm)

Age Range: 5-16 (Grades Pre-K – 10, with parental supervision)

 

Learn “All About Wheat” with this website sponsored by the Kansas Wheat Commission.

The topics include: 

  • Planting and Growing Wheat
  • Harvesting Wheat
  • Wheat Uses & Products
  • Learning About Wheat
  • Wheat Trivia

Be sure to check out the “Awesome Activities” including: 

  • Spaghetti Maze
  • Pancake Spin
  • Graham Cracker Game
  • Recipes
  • and other resources

The Kansas Foundation For Agriculture in the Classroom has an educator’s guide with an amazing assortment of lesson plans including “Celebrate Wheat” and many more agricultural topics. Each topic has a suggested grade level and amount of time needed to go through the lesson. You can link to that site directly here.

Ancient & Modern Wonders of the World

January 24th, 2019

 

It’s Thursday, January 24, 2019, and time for Social Sciences at ClickSchooling!

 

Recommended Website:

The Seven Wonders of the Ancient World

(web.archive.org/web/20070830090254/http:/ce.eng.usf.edu/pharos/wonders/)

Age Range: 8-18 (Grades 3-12, with parental supervision)

 

Oh, you’ll be glad you visited this site! Most of us know that there are Seven World Wonders, but few can name them all.

At this archived site you will discover all seven, read about their history, and view artists’ illustrations of the wonders. Click on each of the 7 photos at the top. When you are through exploring the ancient wonders you can click on the Geographic Map link that shows you where they were located in relation to one another.

Then click on “Other Wonders” and discover more ancient wonders, along with Modern and Natural wonders too. In this section, you will find an illustration or photograph along with links that provide historical information.

You can also click on Frequently-Asked Questions to get some answers to questions about the wonders, and there are Related Links about archaeology and history that you might enjoy surfing as well.

This site won a “Top 5% of All Websites Award” and other awards for good reason. Just viewing the wonders may inspire students of all ages to want to learn more about history.

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