Posts Tagged ‘history’

Architecture as Art

July 28th, 2018

 

It’s Saturday, July 28, 2018, and time for Art at ClickSchooling!

 

Recommended Website:

The Great Buildings Collection

(www.greatbuildings.com/)

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

 

At this website you can experience art through architecture. See photographs, 3-D models, and architectural drawings of some of the most interesting and beautiful buildings in the worldRead about their history, the architectural style employed in their design, and read about the architects who designed them.


When you get to the site, after reading the introduction, use the menu at the top of the screen to open a subsection. You’ll find that over 1,000 buildings have been categorized for ease of search by: 

  • building name
  • building type (castle, cathedral, hotel, or house, etc.)
  • architect (read their biographies)
  • architectural style (Neolithic, gothic, Islamic, Japanese, Victorian, etc.)
  • construction type (brick, geodesic, glass, etc.)
  • place where the building exists (Rome, Paris, USA, etc.)
  • There is even a building timeline (located in tiny print below the main menu on the home page) – so you can pick a date or time period and explore the buildings of that era.

You will also find references to books for further study as well as links to other sites about architecture.

11 Colorado Virtual Field Trips

July 27th, 2018

 

It’s Friday, July 27, 2018, and time for a Virtual Field Trip at ClickSchooling!

 

Recommended Website:

University of Northern Colorado: Virtual Field Trips

(www.unco.edu/hewit/doing-history/virtual-field-trips/)

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

 

Take eleven different virtual tours through Colorado history and historical locations with this page on the larger University of Northern Colorado Doing History, Keeping the Past website.

These tours include: 

  • Colorado Indians
  • Georgetown’s Historic Houses
  • Georgetown’s Historic Stores
  • An 1860’s Farm
  • An 1890’s Farm
  • Denver’s Historic Larimer Square
  • Denver’s Historic Lower Downtown
  • Denver’s Historic 17th Street
  • Denver’s Historic Civic Center

Each tour consists of images of the locations and interesting text providing a brief description, history, and more information.

Explore Colorado State History

July 26th, 2018

 

It’s Thursday, July 26, 2018, and time for Social Sciences at ClickSchooling!

 

Recommended Website:

UNCO – Doing History, Keeping the Past

(www.unco.edu/hewit/doing-history/)

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

 

Discover the history of Colorado with this website from the University of Northern Colorado.

When arriving at today’s link use the menu under the header to begin exploring: 

  • Indians
  • Trappers & Traders
  • Miners
  • Farmers & Ranchers
  • Cities
  • 20th Century Colorado
  • Virtual Field Trips

Each topic is further broken down into sub-sections focusing on the people, places, lifestyles, occupations and more. Each section provides textural information along with images and relevant quotes.  

A nice feature of these units is there is a downloadable PDF available of the section that you can take along with you when you are offline. From the “Home” page, select the “Teacher Resources” link under the welcome section to locate downloadable Word documents of lesson plans and activities as well as other online resources.

This site would make a good addition to your Colorado state studies.

Ice Cream Science

July 24th, 2018

 

It’s Tuesday, July 24, 2018, and time for Science at ClickSchooling!

 

Recommended Website:

Ice Cream Science

(www.thoughtco.com/how-to-make-ice-cream-in-a-bag-602195)

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

 

Summer and ice cream go hand-in-hand. We thought it might be fun to learn science through ice cream!

At this website you will find instructions for a science experiment for making ice cream in a baggie. In addition to the recipe, learn the science involved in making ice cream including: What is the freezing point depression? And why do we add salt to the ice?

Want more ice cream science? You’ll get it from Professor Goff, Ph.D. with the Department of Food Science at the University of Guelph in Ontario, Canada. His site offers the history of ice cream, the composition of ice cream, the structure of ice cream with emulsions and foams, and more!

Also, Get the Scoop on Baking Ice Cream! Did you know you can bake ice cream? Using egg whites as an insulator helps. Find out all about it at this website!

Free History Periods Resources

July 19th, 2018

 

It’s Thursday, July 19, 2018, and time for Social Sciences at ClickSchooling!

 

Recommended Website:

Siteseen Limited – History Periods

(www.siteseen.info/history-periods.htm)

Age Range: 8-18 (Grades 3-12, with parental supervision)

 

This ad-supported site from a UK-based publisher of educational websites provides a gateway of resources for various historical time periods.

After reading the introduction at the top of the page, scroll down to select a topic to explore which will take you to a new website: 

  • Elizabethan Era
  • Ancient Castles
  • The Middle Ages
  • American Symbols
  • Tutankhamun (King Tut)
  • The Roman Empire
  • Native Indian Tribes
  • Ancient Egyptians
  • The Battle of Hastings
  • The Tudors
  • Presidential Power
  • Colonial America
  • Medieval Life and Times
  • History Timelines
  • Shakespeare Biography
  • United States History for Kids
  • US Constitution & Government
  • The US Civil War
  • Lewis and Clark Expedition

Most of the websites are similar in nature in that they present information in small pieces with additional links within the text to dig even deeper into the topic. Please note that when we reviewed this site the “Egyptian Gods” link did not work.

This website could be used as a starting point for your history studies or serve as a supplement for further researching a topic.

Amelia Earhart Birthplace Museum Virtual Tour

July 13th, 2018

 

It’s Friday, July 13, 2018, and time for a Virtual Field Trip at ClickSchooling!

 

Recommended Website:

Amelia Earhart Birthplace Museum

(www.ameliaearhartmuseum.org/index.html)

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

 

Take a photo tour of the Amelia Earhart Birthplace Museum in Atchison, Kansas with this website.

Use the sidebar menu to select “Museum” then choose “Take a Tour.” When the page opens, discover the objects in the museum and view images of the rooms: 

  • Front Parlor
  • Second Parlor/Library
  • Sun Room
  • Original Kitchen
  • Formal Dining Room
  • Butler’s Pantry
  • North Parlor/Judge’s Parlor
  • 2nd Floor – The Landing
  • Large South Bedroom
  • Upper Hall and North Bedrooms

After reading the descriptions, click on the images to see larger versions. Learn more about the history of the home and the museum by selecting ” Museum – Birthplace & Home” under the “Museum” menu. Learn more about Amelia Earhart by selecting her name on the side bar to find: 

  • Biography
  • Childhood
  • As an Aviator
  • Accomplishments
  • Fun Facts
  • Personal Information
  • News Clips
  • Significant Women in Aviation

Also learn about the Ninety Nines, an International Organization of Licensed Women Pilots from 35 countries, by selecting it on the menu and be sure to check out the “Related Links” for more sites related to aviation and more.

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