Posts Tagged ‘4th of July’

Free Vocabulary Lessons & Activities

September 6th, 2017

 

It’s Wednesday, September 6, 2017, and time for Language Arts at ClickSchooling!

 

Recommended Website:

MyVocabulary.com

(www.myvocabulary.com/)

Age Range: 8-16 (Grades 4-10, with parental supervision)

 

MyVocabulary.com offers over 2,500 pages of a variety of free, interactive vocabulary development and enrichment activities including lesson plans, word searches, crossword puzzles, and quizzes.

When you get to the site, you’ll see a menu in the center of the screen that includes: 

  • Root Word Lesson – Get multiple lesson plans for various grade/difficulty levels that include practice exercises such as fill-in-the-blanks, match-games, crosswords, word finds, true/false and word stories.
  • Subject Puzzles – You’ll find calendar-themed vocabulary puzzles for holidays and events such as Cinco de Mayo, Mother’s Day, Memorial Day, 4th of July, Labor Day, Thanksgiving, Christmas, and more.
  • Subject Word Lists – Access hundreds of “A-Z” word lists by subject including animals, books, business/economics, fine arts, history/social studies, math, science, religion, sports, and general interest (from “accessories” to “Yellowstone”). Use them to help students learn the definitions of new words, or as story-starters, or to identify parts of speech.
  • Test Prep – Try the practice activities for learning top SAT/ACT/GRE vocabulary words to get better test results.

The extensive content at this ad-free, self-paced website is a great resource to supplement vocabulary and language arts studies. It is based on state standards and is printable for use offline.

A 4th of July Curriculum

July 3rd, 2014

 

It’s Thursday, July 3, 2014, and time for Social Sciences at ClickSchooling!

 

Recommended Website:

 

Various

 

Age Range: All (All grades, with parental supervision)

 

The 4th of July offers lots of opportunities to learn more about U.S. History, Social Studies, Science and more! Here are some websites to get you started.

 

ClassBrain.com – 4th of July

 

At this site you will find a stunning compendium of 4th of July themed activities with links to:

  • History lessons
  • Primary source documents
  • Texts, literature, poems, and songs
  • Quizzes, puzzles, coloring pages
  • Crafts
  • and much more.

 

There is enough material here to provide an entire unit study on American history and in particular the events associated with Independence Day.

 

Kaboom!

 

Sponsored by PBS Nova, this site is all about the science behind fireworks. When you get to the site you will see a menu that includes: 

  • Anatomy of a Firework – an illustrated guide to the different parts that make up a firework
  • Pyrotechnics: It’s Elemental – find out what elements from the Periodic Table of Elements are used in fireworks
  • Demolition Woman – read an interview with a female pyrotechnician and find out about what her job entails.
 
If you have kids who are fascinated by fireworks – they will enjoy learning about the science behind the sparklers. Happy 4th of July!

Free Vocabulary Lessons & Activities

April 23rd, 2014

 

It’s Wednesday, April 23, 2014, and time for Language Arts at ClickSchooling!

 

Recommended Website:

 

MyVocabulary.com

 

Age Range: 8-16 (Grades 4-10, with parental supervision)

 

MyVocabulary.com offers a variety of free, interactive vocabulary development and enrichment activities including lesson plans, word searches, crossword puzzles, and quizzes.
The founders of MyVocabulary.com, Jan and Carey Cook, wrote, “We began our efforts to promote vocabulary comprehension using Latin/Greek word derivations in 1997. Our site now has 2500 pages of materials, worksheets and puzzles. More than 24,000 teachers and schools use MyVocabulary.com.”

When you get to the site, you’ll see a menu in the center of the screen that includes:

*Root Word Lesson Plans – Get multiple lesson plans for various grade/difficulty levels that include practice exercises such as fill-in-the-blanks, match-games, crosswords, word finds, true/false and word stories.

*Thematic Puzzles – You’ll find calendar-themed vocabulary puzzles for holidays and events such as Cinco De Mayo, Mother’s Day, Memorial Day, 4th of July, Labor Day, Thanksgiving, Christmas, and more.

*Word Lists – Access hundreds of “A-Z” word lists by subject including animals, books, business/economics, fine arts, history/social studies, math, science, religion, sports, and general interest (from “avatar” to “vintner”). Use them to help students learn the definitions of new words, or as story-starters, or to identify parts of speech.

*Test Prep/Assessment – Try the practice activities for learning top SAT/ACT vocabulary words to get better test results.

The extensive content at this ad-free, self-paced website is a great resource to supplement vocabulary and language arts studies. It is based on state standards and is printable for use offline.

Find the British Redcoat w/ Math!

July 2nd, 2012

Hi!  It’s Monday, June 2, 2012, and time for Math at ClickSchooling!

Recommended Website:
Education.com: Independence Day Activities

Age Range: Varies (see some age recommendations next to activities below)

This massive, ad-supported, website offers a variety of educational activities and games to celebrate the 4th of July!  I’ve focused on one game for this review, where kids (about ages 8-11) use social studies, geography, and math coordinate skills to “Find the Lost  British Redcoat.”

When you get to the site, you’ll see the complete instructions along with a free, printable map grid to use as you play the game.

When you’re through finding the lost Redcoat, check out all of the fun and educational 4th of July activities archived at this site including:

  • Make a Patriotic Pinwheel – Fun for All Ages!
  • Would You Sign the Declaration of Independence? – An Activity for Teens!
  • Make Soda Pop Fireworks!
  • Use Math Skills to Make a Patriotic Patchwork “Quilt” Placemat!
  • Play 4th of July Bingo!

Just click on an activity of interest to get the instructions and downloadable materials.

 

4th of July!

June 23rd, 2011

Hi!  It’s Thursday, June 23, 2011 and time for Social Sciences at ClickSchooling!

Since this is the last ClickSchooling review before my summer break, I thought I’d give you several websites to explore themed around the 4th of July.

Recommended Websites:
See Below

Age Range: Varies (with parental supervision)

Ben’s Guide to the U.S. Government for Kids:
The Declaration of Independence

I can’t think of a better way to tie in language arts with the 4th of July than to visit this website (designed for grades K-12) where you can read The Declaration of Independence. Scroll to the bottom of the page where you’ll find links to explore the history behind it, information on the signers, and an outline of U.S. History.
 
 
Kaboom!

Sponsored by PBS Nova, this site is all about the science behind fireworks. When you get to the site you will see a menu that includes:
 
*Anatomy of a Firework – An illustrated guide to the different parts that make up a firework.

*Pyrotechnics: It’s Elemental – Find out what elements from the Periodic Table of Elements are used in fireworks.

*Demolition Woman – Read an interview with a female pyrotechnician and find out what her job entails.

How Stuff Works: Fireworks

Did you ever wonder how fireworks are made? This website explains the basic components in fireworks from simple firecrackers and sparklers to the more complex aerial fireworks displays. There is a fascinating section and animation on the different shell types and the patterns they create when launched and exploded. There is also a great video clip that explains how fireworks are made too.

Make Your Own Aerial Fireworks Interactive

Try a fun online activity that allows you to create your own aerial fireworks display. (Note: This site is part of a larger site that I have not reviewed. If you click away from this page, you do so at your own risk.)

Free Vocabulary Lessons & Activities

April 28th, 2010

Hi! It’s Wednesday, April 28, 2010 and time for Language Arts at ClickSchooling!

Recommended Website:
MyVocabulary.com

Age Range: 8-16 (grades 4-10, approximately)

MyVocabulary.com offers a variety of free, interactive vocabulary development and enrichment activities including lesson plans, word searches, crossword puzzles, and quizzes.

The founders of MyVocabulary.com, Jan and Carey Cook, wrote, “We began our efforts to promote vocabulary comprehension using Latin/Greek word derivations in 1997. Our site now has 2500 pages of materials, worksheets and puzzles. More than 24,000 teachers and schools use MyVocabulary.com.”

When you get to the site, you’ll see a menu in the center of the screen that includes:

*Root Word Lesson Plans – Get multiple lesson plans for various grade/difficulty levels that include practice exercises such as fill-in-the-blanks, match-games, crosswords, word finds, true/false and word stories.

*Thematic Puzzles – You’ll find calendar-themed vocabulary puzzles for holidays and events such as Cinco De Mayo, Mother’s Day, Memorial Day, 4th of July, Labor Day, Thanksgiving, Christmas, and more.

*Word Lists – Access hundreds of “A-Z” word lists by subject including animals, books, business/economics, fine arts, history/social studies, math, science, religion, sports, and general interest (from “avatar” to “vintner”). Use them to help students learn the definitions of new words, or as story-starters, or to identify parts of speech.

*Test Prep/Assessment – Try the practice activities for learning top SAT/ACT vocabulary words to get better test results.

The extensive content at this ad-free, self-paced website is a great resource to supplement vocabulary and language arts studies. It is based on state standards and is printable for use offline.

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