Posts Tagged ‘history’

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 Math Courses

February 4th, 2019

 

It’s Monday, February 4, 2019, and time for Math at ClickSchooling!

 

Recommended Website:

HippoCampus – Math

(www.hippocampus.org/)

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

 

The Monterey Institute for Technology and Education has made a fantastic resource available for free for individual middle school, high school, and college students to further their education.

When you get to the site, the math subjects under NROC Collection that can be selected from the menu at the left are: 

  • Arithmetic
  • Algebra & Geometry
  • Calculus & Advanced Math
  • Statistics & Probability

If you select “Algebra & Geometry” for example, you’ll see a list of presentations: Algebra 1, Beginning Algebra, Intermediate Algebra and Geometry. Choose one and a list of topics in each course will appear. Click on any one to see a 2-5 minute video explaining that topic. Use the arrow just below the video to move to the next topic, or choose whichever topic you want to view next from the list on the left of the video. (If you scroll all the way down the page, there are links to textbooks for Algebra 1, first and second semester that may help as you listen to those videos.)

These high-quality multimedia interactive lessons constitute a complete high school level course — all for FREE!  But there’s more! Other courses currently available are Biology, Chemistry, Economics, History & Government, and even Religion!

Bookmark this one. There is enough under any one of these subjects to keep a middle school, high school, or college student engaged and learning for a good long time.

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.

Visit the Martin Luther King, Jr. Memorial

January 18th, 2019

 

It’s Friday, January 18, 2019, and time for a Virtual Field Trip at ClickSchooling!

 

Recommended Website:

Martin Luther King, Jr. Memorial

(www.nps.gov/mlkm/learn/photosmultimedia/index.htm)

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

 

Part of the expansive collection of webpages from the National Parks Service, today’s website takes us on a visual tour of the Martin Luther King, Jr. Memorial in Washington D.C.

Through a short video and images, visitors can explore: 

  • A brief video tour from the 2011 dedication with excerpts of President Obama’s remarks and students reciting passages from Martin Luther King’s famous “I Have A Dream” speech.
  • Photos from the soft opening of the Memorial on August 22, 2011
  • Pictures of the Stone of Hope statue
  • Images from the 2013 Day of Service and Wreath Laying at the Memorial
  • Close-ups of the wall inscriptions

When you are done with your virtual tour, use the sidebar menu to learn more about the park history and more. This website provides a brief look at the memorial and a nice addition to your MLK Day studies.

Learn about Captain Cook!

January 17th, 2019

 

It’s Thursday, January 17, 2019, and time for Social Sciences at ClickSchooling!

 

Recommended Website:

Captain James Cook

(cybersleuth-kids.com/sleuth/History/Explorers/James_Cook/index.htm)

Age Range: 7-13 (Grades 3-8, with parental supervision)

 

Learn about Captain James Cook, the first European to cross the Antarctic Circle on this date in 1773.

From Cook’s journal on January 17, 1773: “…we cross’d the Antarctic Circle for at Noon we were by observation four Miles and a half South of it and are undoubtedly the first and only Ship that ever cross’d that line.” 


This Cybersleuth Kids website has gathered two pages of links with more information about Captain James Cook, the English explorer, navigator and pioneer. Some of the topics include: 

  • an encyclopedia entry
  • a printable and fact sheet
  • charts
  • birthplace museum
  • timeline
  • stamps
  • and more!

Click on any link to learn more about Captain Cook: his life, his voyages, and his ships.

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