Posts Tagged ‘lesson’

St. Patrick’s Day History and More

March 13th, 2014

 

It’s Thursday, March 13, 2014, and time for Social Sciences

at ClickSchooling!

 

Recommended Websites:

 

See below

 

Age Range: All (with parental supervision)

 

History Channel: St. Patrick’s Day

 

The fabulous History Channel website offers the biography of St. Patrick, the history of the holiday, lots of interactive information about Ireland and its people, and even some quizzes to take to test your knowledge of the Emerald Isle.

 

Teach-nology.com: St Patrick’s Day

 

You say you want worksheets and lesson plans themed around St. Patrick’s Day? This site has all kinds of language arts worksheets including acrostic poems, adjective worksheets (how many ways can you describe a head of cabbage), crossword puzzles, cryptogram, reading comprehension worksheet, vocabulary quiz, word scrambles, group creative writing lesson, a St. Patrick’s Day maze, St. Patrick’s Day songs and much more!

 

Erin Go Bragh! (Ireland Forever!)

Explore Ancient Ireland

March 6th, 2014

 

It’s Thursday, March 6, 2014, and time for Social Sciences at ClickSchooling!

 

Recommended Website:

 

In Search of Ancient Ireland

 

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

 

Based on the three episode series presented by PBS, this companion website offers further exploration through interactive features, text, videos, and photos and examines Ireland’s myths and their impact on Western civilization.

 

Select from the following to begin exploring:

  • Cartographer’s Journey – Explore an interactive map to Ireland’s key historical sites.
  • Fortress Ireland – Discover how the geography of Ireland has played a role in its relationship with Europe and take a pictorial tour of Ireland. Watch a video clip of stone forts built by Irish kings.
  • Religion – Learn how Christianity has changed this formerly pagan land and view a video clip about St. Patrick.
  • Culture and Commerce – Understand what life was like in ancient Ireland.
  • Technology – Discover how new technology that came to Ireland during the Bronze Age impacted its economy.
  • About the Film – This page of the website is further broken down into sections. Video clips from the episodes can be found in the “About the Episodes” Section.
  • Resources – Dig deeper with web links for further study.
  • Lesson Plans – Check out the two lesson plans to use with middle or high school students that include overviews, standards covered, procedures for teachers, and more.

 

With the help of this website, visitors will journey through history and sort through the legends and myths to learn the truth about ancient Ireland.

Discover Women in American History

February 27th, 2014

 

It’s Thursday, February 27, 2014, and time for Social Sciences at ClickSchooling!

 

Recommended Website:

 

National Women’s History Museum Online Exhibits

 

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

 

Dig deeper into the role of women in American history when you visit this website. Serving as a stepping stone towards a permanent physical museum, this website is “dedicated to preserving, interpreting, and celebrating the diverse historic contributions of women, and integrating this rich heritage fully into our nation’s history.”

 

The current online exhibits include topics such as:

  • Clandestine Women
  • Women in Education
  • Women in Industry
  • Profiles In Motherhood
  • Olympic Women
  • Women in WWII
  • Women for President
  • Progressive Era
  • Votes for Women
  • Young and Brave
  • Women in Early Film

 

And there is so much more! This in-depth website provides images and articles that bring to light the many contributions and accomplishments that women have had throughout history. While visiting this website, be sure to check out the Education & Resources tab where you will find: 

  • Activities such as ideas for self-guided tours around the U.S.
  • Biographies sorted in different ways for easier searching
  • Lessons plans (you are asked to fill out a short form to gain access to the Lesson Plans but you can select not to receive future communications)
  • Videos
  • History that includes quotes, more links to explore, and a woman suffrage timeline
  • Resources where you can also find some quizzes to test your knowledge of women in history
  • Interactive drag-and-drop game to make connections between people, places and events.

 

From the women of Jamestown through the entrepreneurial women of today, there is much to discover about the role of women in America’s diverse history!

Free Mnemonic Multiplication Videos

February 24th, 2014

 

It’s Monday, February 24, 2014, and time for Math at ClickSchooling!

 

Recommended Website:

 

Multiplication.com

 

Age Range: 5-18 (Grades 1-12, with parental supervision)

 

This commercial website, offers free video lessons on how to learn the multiplication times tables from 0-9, through the use of mnemonic memory devices. These learning tools help kids associate rhymes, stories, pictures and activities with arithmetic to make memorization easier.

 

The premise is to address the learning modalities of every student. Each lesson uses pictures for the visual learner, stories for the auditory learner and an activity for the kinesthetic learner who learns by moving, doing, and touching.

 

When you get to the website you’ll see a way to explore the basics of this method and learn more about it. In addition, you’ll find a pre-test to determine which multiplication facts are problematic for your child/student.

 

Then, use the menu on the left side of the screen to access lessons on how to teach the times tables from zero through nine.

 

As I mentioned, this is a commercial website. The freebie is an introduction to their books, games, and other math resources available for purchase.

Hundreds of Free PreK-12 Lessons for all Subjects

February 20th, 2014

 

It’s Thursday, February 20, 2014, and time for Social Sciences at ClickSchooling!

 

Recommended Website:

 

Learning Aisle

 

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

 

This website is your one-stop destination for hundreds of ready to use on-line lessons for students PreK-12 across all the core subjects!

 

With content fully licensed from eTap, and from well-known sources such as Khan Academy, PBS, the History Channel, and more, navigating this well-designed website is a breeze. The curriculum is organized into four levels: 

  • Grades
  • Subjects
  • Units
  • Lessons

 

After registering for your free account, simply select a grade and then chose your subject, for example Social Studies. Then you will be presented with currently available units which are broken down even further into lessons. The Social Studies units cover such concepts as: 

  • Civics
  • Economics
  • Geography
  • People of the World
  • State Studies
  • U.S. History
  • World History

 

Unit lessons can include illustrated learning text, associated videos, and printer friendly worksheets as well as quizzes and additional resource links. 

 

A valuable feature of this website is that you may add lessons, units, subjects, or whole grades to your own Study Room. Within the Study Room, create personalized Study Lists for your students by simply dragging and dropping items from your Study Room to study lists. Students can then conveniently access the lessons you have assigned to them by selecting their own Study List. Also, for lessons within your Study room, there is a discussion box available to “ask questions, post comments, send messages to anyone who is studying the same lesson”. 

 

Within your study room, you can quickly monitor your students’ progress by selecting “Progress Report”. If there are tests or quizzes available within a unit, these can also be easily monitored by selecting the “Quiz Report”.   

 

Because this website includes units not only for social studies but also for science, math, and language arts, Learning Aisle may quickly become your first stop when planning your studies.

 

President’s Day Math, Lessons, & Activities

February 17th, 2014

 

It’s Monday, February 17, 2014, and time for Math at ClickSchooling!

 

Recommended Website:  See below

 

Age Range: 5-14 (Grades 1-9, with parental supervision)

 

Monday is usually Math Day at ClickSchooling. We found a few math activities themed around President’s Day, but thought you’d also enjoy a variety of resources to help your family learn while celebrating.  

 

Scholastic: Math Hunt – U.S. Presidents

In this online activity, learn historical facts about the U.S. Presidents. Then use your math skills including multiplication and division, fractions, multiplication with fractions, geometry (determining perimeter), and map skills to solve some challenging questions.

Eduplace.com: Where Did They Come From?

This free lesson combines math and social studies. Download and print free worksheets that help students analyze data and create a bar graph showing the home states of U.S. Presidents. Find out which state has given us the most Presidents.

Public school teachers created this resource that offers free, printable templates to conduct a web-based scavenger hunt for information about George Washington and Abraham Lincoln. They also offer templates to create Venn diagrams and a comparison report based on the information you find. There’s a quiz too. The site hasn’t been updated in a while, so some of the links to resources they recommend don’t work. You could also easily print out the templates and conduct this search offline at your local library.

Spoonful.com

This HUGE, family-focused, advertising-supported media company maintains one of the very best reliable, updated, and consistent archives of supplemental educational activities, games, crafts, printables, and information. Their President’s Day page makes it easy on you to provide educational activities that will entertain your kids while they learn.

DLTK

This terrific site offers free coloring pages and craft activities that are appropriate for ages 3-12. For President’s Day you’ll find an assortment of coloring pages, a TP roll craft to make a stovepipe hat, and even instructions to make a milk-carton log cabin.

Cybersleuth-Kids.com

Try 4 different online U.S. President Word Searches for free!

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