Posts Tagged ‘archaeology’

Greek Myth Videos, Games, & Activities!

September 24th, 2014

 

It’s Wednesday, September 24, 2014, and time for Language Arts at ClickSchooling!

 

Recommended Website:

 

Winged Sandals

 

Age Range: 6-12 (Grades 1-7, with parental supervision)

 

The Australian Broadcasting Corporation and Melbourne University’s Centre for Classics and Archaeology collaborated on this website that uses digital storytelling to provide stories from Greek mythology to inspire the imaginations of children around the world.
As mentioned in the “About” section of the website, “This project was setup…with a view to avoiding the ‘Disneyfication’ or dumbing down of the Classics, while at the same time interpreting the stories and characters of these myths in a contemporary, entertaining and engaging way.”
The timeless stories on video are beautifully rendered animations of mythical people and places. Learning mythology is reinforced with interactive games. There are even off-line activity suggestions for artistic
endeavors.
When you get to the site, choose which version you want to view the site – Flash or HTML. Then click on the interactive map or use the menu that includes:
  • Storytime – Watch and listen to the animated videos of Greek myths that include, “Perseus and Medusa,” “Demeter and Persephone,” and more.
  • Play Games – These online games let you make your own pentatonic music or catch chicken feathers to make wings.
  • Make and Do – Get instructions for art projects you can do offline at home- make a Medusa mask, a Grecian vase, or your own Grecian robe.
  • Who’s Who – Use this searchable online guide to learn about the characters, heroes and gods of Greek mythology.
  • History – Use a list of history links to learn more about everyday life in Classic Greek times.
  • Ask the Oracle – Watch the story of Apollo and the Oracle of Delphi. Ask the Oracle about your future (intended for entertainment).

This site provides a blend of education and technology to make learning fun!

Ancient & Modern Wonders of the World

August 28th, 2014

 

It’s Thursday, August 28, 2014, and time for Social Sciences at ClickSchooling!

 

Recommended Website:

 

The Seven Wonders of the Ancient World

 

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 site you will discover all seven, read about their history, and view artists’ illustrations of the wonders. When you are through exploring the ancient wonders you can click on a Geographic Map 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 – although in some cases (for example, The Golden Gate Bridge in San Francisco) there is simply a link to another photograph.

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 for good reason. Just viewing the wonders may inspire students of all ages to want to learn more about history.

FREE Science Lessons, Activities, & Printables

February 4th, 2014

 

It’s Tuesday, February 4, 2014, and time for Science at ClickSchooling!

 

Recommended Website:

 

The Science Spot

 

Age Range: 10-13 (designed for middle school students, with parental supervision)

 

A clever and innovative science teacher developed this free website where she shares her favorite science activities, lessons, and printables (aligned with Illinois Learning Standards).

When you get to the site you’ll see a menu that includes:

  • Science Classroom – Get an abundance of free lesson plans, activities, printable worksheets, and links to other resources on general science, ecology, chemistry, physics, astronomy, earth science, biology, insects, eagles, the metric system, forensic science, archaeology, and more.
  • Daily Science Trivia – This is a fun tool that provides a series of questions on topics such as scientists, inventions, dinosaurs, weather, bats, health, chemistry and more. Print them out and use them to start conversations or test what you know.
  • Reference Desk – An archive of links to educational science websites, lesson plans, clip art resources and much more. We didn’t have time to follow all of these links – so parent supervision, as always, is advised.
  • Puzzle Corner – This is a cool resource! Print out free word search and crossword puzzles on cells, invertebrates, the skeletal and muscular system, genetics, rocks and minerals, constellations and much, much more! Great material for DIY science activity books!

There is much more material for classroom teachers provided at this site. Much of it can be tweaked to suit homeschoolers.

Cool Cosmos Lessons & Activities for K-12!

October 1st, 2013

Hi!  It’s Tuesday, October 1, 2013 and time for Science at ClickSchooling!

Recommended Website:

Cool Cosmos

Age Range: 5-18 (Grades K-12, with parental supervision)

At this website, NASA has taken the science of infrared astronomy and made it accessible to students of all ages through a variety of free educational activities, web-tutorials, lessons, videos, experiments and resources that explain the infrared universe.

ClickSchooling reviewed this site a few years ago, but the site was rebuilt and relaunched in 2013 to provide the best educational experiences for both desktop and mobile browsers.

When you get to the website, you’ll see some features that include:

Infrared World – Find out the role of infrared light in Veterinary Science, Geology, Art, Firefighting, Search and Rescue, Environmental Monitoring, Archaeology and more!

Infrared Universe – Discover how infrared light helps scientists explore the solar system, the Milky Way and other galaxies.

Infrared Missions and Surveys – Indulge in infrared astronomy through an array of images from telescopes worldwide.

You can also explore a gallery of infrared images and check out a timeline on infrared technology.

FREE LESSONS:  Be sure to click on “Teachers” on the menu to find free infrared lesson plans, printables, research, resources, and more!

Through this website, you’ll discover that “the universe sends us light at all wavelengths, with each portion of the spectrum bringing us unique information about the cosmos.”

History of Early Britsh Kingdoms!

August 22nd, 2013

Hi! It’s Thursday, August 22, 2013, and time for Social Sciences at ClickSchooling!

Recommended Website:

Early British Kingdoms

Age Range: 5-18 (Approximately, with parental guidance.)

This website provides the history of the rise of Celtic nations and kingdoms (in what is now England and Scotland) after the end of the Roman occupation in the Dark Ages. It’s divided into two parts:

1) The main site is for older students about ages 11 and up (grades 6-12) and beyond. Use the link above to access the main site.

2) There is also a section especially for kids ages 5-10 (grades K-5) that you can access through an alternate link that is posted below.

When you get to the main site you’ll see a menu of topics including:

*Kingdoms – Learn the history and timeline of the early kingdoms and explore maps of the territories they occupied.

*Arthur – A terrific account of King Arthur, the Knights of the Round Table, and the many engaging legends.

*Archaeology – See the ruins of ancient castles, abbeys, and churches and virtually examine artifacts.

*Saints – Read the biographies of Celtic saints, and learn about their gifts and sacrifices.

*Adversaries – Learn about ancient warring Celtic tribes.

Click on any one and a new page opens with a menu that allows you to explore the topic in depth through text, illustrations, and pictures.

As mentioned above, just for youngsters, the site offers a Kids Page here:

Early British Kingdoms for Kids   

Fun, cartoon art illustrates the answers to questions about:

  • The Dark Ages
  • Why the Romans left Britain
  • Britons, Saxons, Scots, and Picts
  • King Arthur, the Sword in the Stone, and Arthurian legend
  • Other Famous Kings
  • Minstrels
  • Saints, Monks & Nuns
  • Life in Farms, Villages, and Towns
  • Christianity and Pagans
  • Runes
  • Weapons
  • Treasures

And much more! You’ll even find printable coloring pages!

 

Bios of Scientists & Much More!

January 29th, 2013

Hi!  It’s Tuesday, January 29, 2013 and time for Science at ClickSchooling!

Recommended Website:

Eric Weisstein’s World of Scientific

Age Range: 11 and up (approximately, with parental supervision)

This website offers an incredible encyclopedic-style archive of information on science and math, including the biographies of scientists. When you get to the site, use the menu in the left margin of the page to search for scientists based upon:

*Branch of Science – Search for a scientist by his/her field of study from Archaeology to Sociology.

*Gender/Minority Status – Women, African Americans, Asian Americans, etc.

*Historical Periods – Meet scientists from the Bronze Age, Greek Dark Ages, and Pre-Classical Greece.

*Nationality – Find scientists from many nations including the U.S., China, Egypt, France, Germany, Israel, Japan, Pakistan, and Russia.

*Prize Winners – Read the Bios of Scientists and Mathematicians who have been awarded prizes (i.e., The Nobel) for their work.

*Alphabetical Index – An A to Z list of all of the scientists and mathematicians whose biographies are archived on the website. Click on any one, and a new page opens with the scientist’s picture and bio. References are provided as well.

In addition to the scientists’ bios, you can use the menu tabs at the top of the page to find encyclopedic information on specific branches of science and math including:

  • Astronomy – Learn about atmospheres, galactic astronomy, the solar system, stars and more.
  • Chemistry – Find out about chemical reactions, experimental chemistry, oganic chemistry, quantum chemistry and more.
  • Mathematics – Explore algebra, applied mathematics, calculus, geometry, number theory, probability, statistics, etc.
  • Physics – Discover astrophysics, electromagnetism, experimental physics, fluid mechanics, states of matter, thermodynamics and more.

There is so much content here, you’ll want to bookmark this site to return often.

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