# Free Online Math Games for K-8

April 23rd, 2018

It’s Monday, April 23, 2018, and time for Math at ClickSchooling!

Recommended Website:

Johnnie’s Math Page

Age Range: 5-13 (Grades K-8, with parental supervision)

This website offers all kinds of interactive math games, tools, and activities.

When you get to the site just click on a math strand on the menu that includes:

• NUMBER – Includes Counting, Base Ten, Hundreds Chart, Number Lines, Patterns, and more.
• GEOMETRY – Play with Plane Shapes, Solids, Angles, Coordinates, and more.
• FRACTIONS – Recognize Fractions, Compare Fractions, Fractions Operations, and more.
• MULTIPLICATION – Use Flash Cards and Tiles to learn the facts, play fun games for practice, and more.
• MEASUREMENT – Learn to tell time, weigh, and measure; learn about liquid measurement, proportion and more.
• STATISTICS – Make graphs and charts, and learn about the Mean, Median and Mode.
• PROBABILITY – Use spinners and dice to understand chance and probability.
• And more.

This is a great site to use for practicing math skills.

# Art History Lessons

April 14th, 2018

It’s Saturday, April 14, 2018, and time for Art at ClickSchooling!

Recommended Website:

Age Range: 10-18 (Grades 5-12, with parental supervision)

This section of the larger Khan Academy website provides lessons for teaching art history.

Units are well-organized and laid out with lessons that include teaching texts, images, videos and much more. Some lessons include quizzes.

Select your area of interest from the list on today’s page that includes:

• Art History Basics – Discover the basics of art tools, concepts, techniques and more.
• Prehistoric Art in Europe and West Asia – Paleolithic and Neolithic art
• Ancient Mediterranean –  art of Ancient Near East, Ancient Egypt, Aegean, Ancient Greece, Nabataean, Etruscan, Ancient Rome, Palmyra, and Judaism and Art
• Medieval Europe and Byzantine – art of Early Christian, Byzantine, Early medieval, Carolingian, Ottonian, Romanesque, Gothic
• Art of the Islamic World – art created in lands where Islam was the dominant religion
• Europe 1300-1800 – Gothic art in Italy, Renaissance art and art of the Reformation and Counter-Reformation
• Baroque to Neoclassical art in Europe – Baroque, Rococo and Neo-Classicism are covered.
• Art of the Americas to World War 1 – Examine Latin American, Native North American, Mesoamerican art and more.
• Art of 19th Century Europe – Learn about Romanticism, early photograph, Victorian art and architecture, Realism, Impressionism, Symbolism, Art Nouveau and more.
• Modernisms 1900-1980 – Explore the world of 20th century art including Fauvism, Expressionism, figurative art, Pop art, Minimalism, Earthworks, architecture and more.
• Global Contemporary Art – Lessons include Conceptional and Performance art as well as an overview of what is considered contemporary art.
• Art of Asia – Discover the art of China, Korea, Japan, South Asia, Southeast Asian and the Himalayas.
• Art of Oceania – Explore the world of Polynesian, Micronesian, and Melanesian art.
• Special topics in art history – 132 lessons are included in this section from the At Risk Cultural Education Series.

If you have an AP student, there is even an AP Art History course laid out.

This is a very comprehensive resource that visitors will want to bookmark to come back to throughout all their art studies.

# Free Spanish Lessons & More

March 31st, 2018

It’s Saturday, March 31, 2017, and time for Foreign Languages at ClickSchooling!

Recommended Website:

Spanish411.net

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

Learn Spanish with the help of this easy to use and well thought out website.

• Spanish Lessons – Currently there are 47 lessons covering from the basics such as the alphabet and verb conjugation to pronouns, grammar, and more.  Along with the textural and sometimes audio features of the lessons, some also include a slide show presentation, infographics, and/or “At a Glance” tabs to further the students’ understanding. There are also “Notes” located on the right-hand side of the screen with additional helpful information.
• Spanish Vocabulary – a comprehensive selection of vocabulary lists and digital flash cards for practice and study. The list can be printed out and includes the part of speech, Spanish and English translations.
• Spanish Verb Conjugator – This is a great tool for conjugating any infinitive verb. Enter the infinitive into the tool, select “Go” and see all forms of the verb conjugation.
• Â¡Practiquemos! – Practice verb conjugation with this tool. After selecting this tool, use the dropdown menus to choose the type of verbs you want to practice, the region (Spain or Latin America), and skill level. When the practice page opens, type in the correct answer and hit enter. If your answer is incorrect a pop-up will appear with the correct answer. The student can also select to see what verbs are being used in the exercise.
• Spanish Resources – Find a great selection of tools for further study of Spain, Latin America, and the language. Included are printable resources such as charts, maps, games, posters and more as well as interactive demonstrations, research tools, and links to other Spanish learning websites.

Whether your student is a beginner or more advanced in learning Spanish, this website provides a lot of great tools for study and practice of the language.

# Visit the Home of Maggie Walker

March 9th, 2018

It’s Friday, March 9, 2018, and time for a Virtual Field Trip at ClickSchooling!

Recommended Website:

Maggie L. Walker National Historical Museum

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

Visit the Richmond, Virginia home of civil rights activist and trailblazing entrepreneur Maggie L. Walker with this website from the National Park Service.

If you are unfamiliar with the life of Maggie Walker, you may wish to start with the “Overview” link in the upper menu. When you are ready to begin your tour, select the “Home Virtual Tour” link to return to the tour page. Using the floor plan map hover over a room until the pointer changes to the hand icon, then select the room. Choices to explore include:

• Foyer
• Library
• Front and Rear Parlors (Double Parlor)
• Dining Room
• Den
• Kitchen
• Laundry Room
• Carriage House
• Maggie Laura’s Bedroom
• Russell and Hattie’s Bedroom
• Maggie L. Walker’s Bedroom
• Maggie L. Walker’s Bathroom
• Study/Sitting Room
• Melvin’s Bedroom
• Storage Room

Each room image includes navigation tools to zoom in and around the room. Accompanying each image (except for the laundry room) is a description of the room.

# Visit the Home of Frederick Douglass

February 16th, 2018

It’s Friday, February 16, 2018, and time for a Virtual Field Trip at ClickSchooling!

Recommended Website:

Frederick Douglass National Historic Site – Virtual Museum Exhibit

Age Range: 10-18 (Grades 5-12, with parental supervision)

Visit the home of abolitionist, orator, writer, and statesman, Frederick Douglass with this virtual museum exhibit from the National Park Service.

After arriving at the site and reading the overview use the links above and below the main image to navigate. Choose from:

• Visionary – Learn about why Frederick Douglass was called the father of the civil rights movement and more.
• Power of an Idea – Read a brief summary of how ideas shaped his life. (Parents Note: This page has an image of the Statue of a Female Slave which is a nude, so as always use discretion when allowing children to view this site.)
• Mighty Word – Discover how Mr. Douglass became a public speaker and writer.
• Women’s Rights – Learn about other abolitionists and his part in the women’s rights movement.
• All Image Gallery – View all the images available on all the pages.

There is also a link to “Lesson Plans” to the right of the overview which provides a list of all available lesson plans from the NPS museum collections where visitors can find lesson plans for African American History and many more topics.

To view the virtual tour, select the Washington Home link then click the “House Tour” link under the picture of the house. When the tour begins slides of the rooms will transition. Below the slide show there is a summary and to the right a clickable floor plan map to explore the rooms. Select a room to open the image and learn about each room’s function. Use your mouse or the tools under the image to take a closer look. Rooms to explore include:

• East Parlor
• Library
• West Parlor
• Dining Room
• Kitchen
• Frederick Douglass Bedroom
• Helen Pitts Douglass Bedroom
• Ann Douglass Bedroom
• Men’s Guest Bedroom
• Helen George Bedroom

This site will make a great addition to your African American history studies.

# Free Valentine Math Activities

February 12th, 2018

It’s Monday, February 12, 2018, and time for Math at ClickSchooling!

Recommended Website:

Valentine Math Activities

Age Range: 5-11 (Grades K-6, with parental supervision)

Here are some Valentine’s Day Math Activities for you and your kids to enjoy.

You’ll need a box of conversation candy hearts to use this classroom activity for learning estimation, sorting, counting, addition, and graphing. At the top of the page it says this activity is for grades 2-3, but this activity can be easiliy tweaked for younger children as well.

And here are a couple of other sites: