Posts Tagged ‘business’

Visit a Turn of the Century Train Depot

January 20th, 2017

 

It’s Friday, January 20, 2017, and time for a Virtual Field Trip at ClickSchooling!

 

Recommended Website:

Crawford County Historical Museum

(www.grayling-area.com/museum/tour.html)

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

 

Step back in time to the turn of the century with this tour of a restored 1882 passenger freight depot in Grayling, Michigan and the other displays at the museum.

Through videos, images, and text the Crawford County Historical Society strives to share information about the county, its history, and what is included in the museum. Select any video or picture to begin your tour. Choose from such displays as: 

  • The Depot
  • Lumber and logging displays
  • The Bear Archery manufacturing plant display
  • The Sheriff’s Display
  • The Trapper’s Wife
  • One Room Schoolhouse
  • General Store
  • Women’s Business Room
  • Seamstress Room
  • Medical Room
  • Saloon

When you have finished exploring the virtual museum, head back to the “Home” page and browse through the images on the sidebars to learn even more about days gone by in Michigan. And don’t forget to visit the “Train” page to see a video and images of the Pere Marquette 1225 Steam Engine, Algonquin Park, and the Lake State RR #3515 Diesel when they visited the depot.

This is a fun tour and a wonderful side trip in your state studies of Michigan.

Maple Syrup Day Resources

December 15th, 2016

 

It’s Thursday, December 15, 2016, and time for Social Sciences at ClickSchooling!

 

Recommended Website:

Maple Syrup Day Resources

(See below.)

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

 

National Maple Syrup Day is December 17! We thought it would be fun to learn about maple syrup.

Read The Legend of Maple Syrup

(sugarmakerstimes.blogspot.com/2007/10/native-americans-and-legend-of-maple.html)


North America is the only place where maple syrup is produced. It was originally made by Native Americans. At this website you can read “The Legend of Maple Syrup” online.

Watch Videos on How Maple Syrup is Made
Part I (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=rVXeBOl4fXY)

Part II (https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=_tidds7_gDM)


These videos were lovingly made by a family who has been in the maple syrup business for years. Gather your family around the computer, turn on the speakers to hear the music and narration, and enjoy a delightful virtual field trip to a maple sugar tree farm.

Maple Math (hubpages.com/education/maple-math)

A terrific presentation of a math lesson to discover line symmetry in maple leaves.

Maple Syrup Coloring Page

(homeschooling.about.com/od/freeprintables/ss/maplesyrupprint.htm#step7)


Print and color a picture of tapping the maple trees.

These websites are sure to whet your appetite for maple syrup. Have a Maple Syrup Taste Test! Purchase some real maple syrup and compare it to pancake syrup that is typically made from corn syrup and artificial maple flavor. Which do you like best?

Online Flashcards

November 14th, 2016

 

It’s Monday, November 14, 2016, and time for Math at ClickSchooling!

 

Recommended Website:

Study Stack

(www.studystack.com/)

Age Range: 7-18 (Grades 2-12, with parental supervision)

 

At this website, use the menu to find “Study Stacks” of interactive, virtual flashcards for a variety of subjects.

Today we are focusing on math, so scroll down and click on the ‘math’ icon. There are hundreds of choices including: 

  • Algebra Terms
  • Multiplication Facts
  • Divisibility Rules
  • Factors and Multiples
  • Statistics
  • Financial Literacy

These flashcards are “evolved” and quite unique. They can list several facts on each card. The Study Stack cards feature virtual flaps which hide the information – each separate item is hidden behind its own virtual flap, so you can check yourself on one fact without seeing all of the others.

But that’s not all! Each set of virtual flashcards comes with its corresponding set of activities. There’s a matching game, hangman, a study table (where you can view all of the information in the form of a table), traditional flashcards, crossword, unscramble, and more!

Not only are there many sets of flashcards available to study; you can create your own (free) account and create your own sets to add to the website, or modify existing ones. (If you happen to notice a mistake, you can fix it yourself!) So if you have a specific set of facts that you need to learn, you can join the many users who have entered their own flashcards here, and practice them… and invite your friends to try their hand at them, too!

In addition to Math, there are cards in the categories of Business, Geography, History, Languages, Medical, Science, and Standardized Tests.

Classical Music Website for Teens

October 1st, 2016

 

It’s Saturday, October 1, 2016, and time for Music at ClickSchooling!

 

Recommended Website:

Classical Chops

(www.classicalchops.org/)

Age Range: 13-18 (Grades 8-12, with parental supervision)

 

Classical Chops is a free, online community for young musicians to express themselves while also learning from pros in the business!

Designed by the Creative Kids Education Foundation, the site offers the opportunity to “learn about current classical music trends, music composition, orchestration, famous musician’s history and advice, and communicate about what is happening in musical communities through blogging and video.”

When you get to the site you’ll see some icon images with descriptions. Click on any one to watch a video performance of classical music or an interview with a classical musician, composer, or singer.

Then, use the menu at the right side of the page to find out how to participate and share with this online forum including: 

  • Inspiration and Creativity – Watch video interviews about all things classical music. Then learn how you can create videos and submit them to be reviewed and possibly featured on the site.
  • Advice & Lessons – Watch video interviews and interactive lessons on music composition.
  • Performance – Watch videos of other musicians playing classical music and upload videos of your own performances to share with visitor to the site.

Oh! And don’t miss the additional resource suggestions on each page. They contain other suggested videos, articles books, DVDs, and CDs as well as links to other websites to some great sites where you can learn about orchestration, how to write a song, theory, ear training, music careers, and get free printable sheet music and staff paper. You’ll even find a few resources for music schools and music scholarships.

Interactive Letter Writing Tutorial

February 24th, 2016

 

It’s Wednesday, February 24, 2016, and time for Language Arts at ClickSchooling!

 

Recommended Website:

InteractiveLearning.com.au

(www.interactive-learning.com.au/)

Age Range: 9-13 (Grades 4-12, with parental supervision)

 

This kid-friendly website makes basic letter writing easy and fun! Learn to write personal or business letters – and find out how to properly address an envelope.

When you get to the site, look under the title, “English” on the right side of the page and click on “Letter Writing”. Then click on “Personal Letter” or “Business Letter”. A new page opens to the Letter Writing Tutorial where you will be taken through the step-by-step process of learning correct letter writing form and practicing what you’ve learned.

In each section you’ll learn the basics, view a couple of sample letters, and then have the opportunity to try writing and mailing a letter of your own. (Please note the postage amount is not for the U.S.)

Fire Hydrant Art

November 7th, 2015

 

It’s Saturday, November 7, 2015, and time for Art at ClickSchooling!

 

Recommended Website:

The Great Chicago Fire Hydrants

(www.greatchicagofirehydrants.com/)

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

 

Art comes in many forms, and at this website the art is in the form of fire hydrants. This unique collection of 101 fiberglass hydrants (representing the 101 Chicago fire houses), was a 2013 fund raising project for the 100 Club of Chicago and families of fallen firefighters.

On the home page of this website, read about the project and watch a brief video presentation to learn more. Then, use the “Gallery” link at the top of the page to view the collection. When hovering over the image, the artwork name and information about the sponsor and the artist is revealed. Click the “see more” to see more images of the hydrant. Click on those images to see larger views. (Please note that a few of the hydrants have a business advertisement or an alcohol theme, so as always, parents please preview this website to determine its fit for your family.)

When you are done browsing the gallery, select the “Artists” link to discover that the artists range in age from 12 to 87 years old and come from all skill levels.

While this fundraiser may be over, the art will live on as a tribute to the firefighters and serve as an inspiration to others to see the artistic avenues that are around them.

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