Posts Tagged ‘fire safety’

Remembering the 1911 Triangle Factory Fire

March 24th, 2016

 

It’s Thursday, March 24, 2016, and time for Social Sciences at ClickSchooling!

 

Recommended Website:

The 1911 Triangle Factory Fire

(trianglefire.ilr.cornell.edu/)

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

 

This website from the Cornell University, IRL School, and Kheel Center not only provides visitors with insight into the fire, but also access to online versions of primary resources for deeper examination.

During the Industrial Revolution, when many factory working conditions were deplorable and inhumane to its employees, a fire broke out on March 25, 1911 at the Triangle Waist Factory in New York City, claiming the lives of 146 people, most of who were under the age of 25. This historical incident led to significant changes in the labor code of New York State and the implementation of fire safety measures that served as a model for the whole country.

When arriving at the site, choose from the following to start your investigation: 

  • Learn about the Fire
    • Read the story of the fire
    • Review original text documents
    • Listen to and read interviews of survivors and witnesses
    • View photographs and illustrations
  • Gain Perspective
    • View a timeline of events
    • Explore a model of the 9th floor
  • Research Further
    • Find bibliographic resources
    • High school students: Get tips on using primary sources
  • Commemoration
    • Remember the victims
    • Final six victims identified
    • Learn about reforms and outcomes of the fire’s legacy
    • Triangle fire commemoration events

After selecting your first destination, use the upper menu to navigate to other portions of the website. Select the “Primary Sources” link to see a list of links to testimonials, letters, reports, newspaper and magazine articles, and much more.

Select the “Supplemental Resources” link to locate the timeline, a model of the 9th floor, tips for students and more. On the “Tips for Students” page, find the “Resources for Teachers” link on the right sidebar for ideas for other resources to locate for instructional materials.

This website would make a good additional resource for your studies not only about the Industrial Revolution but also labor laws and fire safety as well.

Arts & Crafts, Activities, Worksheets, and More!

December 6th, 2014

 

It’s Saturday, December 6, 2014, and time for Art at ClickSchooling!

 

Recommended Website:

 

All Kids Network

 

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

 

Not only does this ad-supported website have hundreds of craft projects and coloring and activity pages, but it is also a great resource for fun educational worksheets and other teaching resources.
Use the navigation bar to choose from: 
  • Kids Crafts
  • Kids Worksheets
  • Kids Activities
  • Teaching Resources
Under the Kids Crafts you can further narrow your search using the sidebar menu. The main categories to select from include: 
  • Seasonal Crafts – Spring, summer, winter, or fall, find projects such as Fall Leaf Book, Snow Globe Craft, Raining Cloud Craft, Bubble Wrap Beehive Craft.
  • Holiday Crafts – Find ideas for Halloween, Thanksgiving, Christmas, Hanukkah, Easter, and many other special days of the year.
  • Educational Crafts – There are projects for the alphabet, numbers, shapes, Back to School, books, and 100th day.
  • Animal Crafts – Lots of craft projects featuring farm animals, fish and other water animals, bugs, birds, and dinosaurs.
  • More Crafts – Check out crafts highlighting nursery rhymes, the Bible, fire safety, space, fantasy, music, birthday, and many more.
All projects include a list of supplies needed as well as detailed instructions.

In the Kids Activities section, find hundreds of coloring pages featuring movie, television, and cartoon characters and themed pages for holidays, shapes, numbers, letters, animals, and much more. There are even color by number pages.

You will also find mazes, dot to dots, hidden pictures, and many more fun activity pages to print out in the Kids Activities section.

Looking for themed worksheets? Check them out under the Kids Worksheet page, or find lined paper, flash card, certificates, calendars, and sticker charts on the Teaching Resources page.

You will want to bookmark this website as more content is being added regularly.

Fire Science & Safety

October 23rd, 2007

October is Fire Safety Month, and considering the wildfires currently in the
news, I thought these websites (that address a wide range of ages/grades)
might be helpful…

Recommended Websites:

Living With Fire

Age Range: 10 and up

Living with Fire is an AMAZING simulation game that puts you in the place of
a fire manager who uses research and tools to conduct fire management in old
growth and secondary growth forests. When you get to the website, simply
click on “PLAY Living with Fire” to begin the game. Meet your fire
management team, and learn about research, fire physics, and see
mathematical models of tree growth and fire spread in an animated forest, to
make fire management choices and view the consequences of those decisions.


U.S. Fire Administration: Kids Pages

Age Range: 5 and up

This website offers lessons in Home Fire Safety (including how to escape
from a fire), and reinforces the lessons with interactive games and puzzles.
Once you’ve reviewed the lessons on Fire Safety, take the Junior Fire
Marshal Quiz. If you pass, you can download and print out an official Junior
Fire Marshal Certificate.


Virtual Tour of a Fire Station

Age Range: 5 and up

Take a virtual tour of a fire station in Wichita, Kansas. See the fire
station, engines, equipment, and more. This site has lots of fire safety
information, games, activities and coloring pages as well.


Sparky, The Fire Dog

Age Range: 5 and up

At this website your host is “Sparky” an animated Dalmatian dog. This
colorful, multi-media site offers interactive games that teach kids about
fire trucks, fire safety, and home fire hazards. BEST OF ALL, are several
detailed plans for detecting home fire hazards and planning and practicing
home fire escape routes. Follow the step-by-step guide here to protect your
family.

P.S. You are welcome to pass this ClickSchooling message along (in its
entirety, including this part) to anyone you think may benefit from the
information. Anyone can join ClickSchooling for free by visiting:
http://www.clickschooling.com/.

Virtual Field Trip to a Fire Station!

October 20th, 2006

Recommended Website:
Virtual Fire Station Field Trip

October is National Fire Safety Month in the United States. During the month of October many fire stations throughout the U.S. open their doors to the public for tours and fire safety education. You can contact your local fire department to see if you can make an appointment to visit — or get some good info about fire safety to share with your children. If you can’t physically visit a fire station, then take a virtual field trip to see a fire station in Witchita, Kansas at today’s website! When you get to the site you’ll see a menu on the left of your screen that includes:

  • Fire Safety — See pictures of fire fighters demonstrating how to get out of your house safely in the event of a fire.
  • Fire Engines — See a photo gallery of different kinds of fire engines.
  • Fire Equipment — View photos of different kinds of fire equipment.
  • Fire Uniform — Click through pictures to see all of the components of a fire fighter’s uniform.
  • Fire Station — See the inside of the Witchita Fire Station.
  • Parents & Teachers — Get links to fire safety games, activities, coloring pictures and more!

If you want more information about fire safety, try these sites too:

United States Fire Administration’s Kids Page
At this website your host is “Exty” an animated Fire Extinguisher. Exty explains through text, pictures, audio, games and quizzes all about smoke alarms, fire escapes, home fire safety, how to identify fire hazards in the home, and your child can even become a Junior Fire Marshall!

National Fire Protection Association: Sparky
At this website your host is “Sparky” an animated Dalmatian dog. This colorful, multi-media site offers lots of online, interactive games that teach kids about fire trucks, fire safety, escape planning, and home fire hazards. There are several online stories to read and/or print out with coloring pages as well.

Fire Safety

October 23rd, 2004

October is National Fire Safety Month in the United States. Here are some educational fire safety websites designed especially for kids and their families:

Recommended Websites:

United States Fire Administration’s Kids Page

At this website your host is “Exty” an animated Fire Extinguisher. Exty explains through text, pictures, audio, games and quizzes all about smoke alarms, fire escapes, home fire safety, how to identify fire hazards in the home, and your child can even become a Junior Fire Marshall!

National Fire Protection Association: Sparky The Fire Dog

At this website your host is “Sparky” an animated Dalmatian dog. This colorful, multi-media site offers lots of online, interactive games that teach kids about fire trucks, fire safety, escape planning, and home fire
hazards. There are several online stories to read and/or print out with coloring pages as well.

During the month of October many fire stations throughout the U.S. open their doors to the public for tours and fire safety education. Contact your local fire department to see if you can make an appointment to
visit — or get some good info to share with your children.

If you can’t visit a fire station, then take a virtual field trip to Fire Station 72.

Disaster Math & Some Freebies

August 16th, 2004

Recommended Website:
FEMA: Disaster Math

The U.S. Government’s Federal Emergency Management Agency provides this website for kids that offers math word problems themed around natural disasters. When you get to the site you will see a menu that includes:

  • Earthquake Math
  • Hurricane Math
  • Tornado Math
  • Wild Fire Math
  • Winter Storm Math
  • Flood Math

Simply click on any one and a new page opens with a set of math word problems that require skill in addition, subtraction, multiplication, division, fractions, percentages, and more. Do the math and get your score. This is an interesting way to tie learning math into current events — such as Hurricane Charley, and the wild fires that are burning in various parts of the country. The site recognizes that there is nothing fun about disasters — but learning about them can be fun and interesting.

When you are through with the math problems click on “FEMA for Kids” on the menu to explore this remarkable site (that we have featured on ClickSchooling in the past). It has been updated since our last review, and it houses the best information for kids on what causes disasters (along with the science behind it) and how to be prepared for them. From a “Today In Disaster History” option to learning how to cope with feelings during a disaster, to games and quizzes about disasters and disaster preparation — there is much to consider here. Bookmark it so you can return often.

Note: You can get posters, videos and other fun things for FREE from FEMA. There are two ways to get FEMA publications. You can call, toll-free 1-800-480-2520 or you can write to:

FEMA P.O. Box 2012 Jessup MD 20794-2012

You cannot send E-mail requesting publications. FEMA cannot send material outside the U.S. Here is a listing of some of the things you can order.

  • Coloring Book: Disaster Preparedness – Ask for: 8-1123
  • Door Knob Hanger: Fire Safety. Ask for 5-0200
  • Story Book: Adventures of Julia and Robbie – Ask for FEMA 344
  • Brochure: Wildfire-Are you Prepared? 5-228 L203
  • Brochure: Safety Tips for Hurricanes 0-17 L 105
  • Brochure: Tsunami! The Great Waves of the West Coast 0-332 L194
  • You can also order a Disaster Public Information Catalog to find out all the materials that FEMA offers.
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