Posts Tagged ‘WWI’

Take a Fantasy of Flight Tour

December 16th, 2016

 

It’s Friday, December 16, 2016, and time for a Virtual Field Trip 
at ClickSchooling!

 

Recommended Website:

Fantasy of Flight Museum

(www.fantasyofflight.com/collection/)

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

 

Discover all kinds of aircraft at this museum in Polk City, Florida. Founder Kermit Weeks strives to share his passion for aviation with this museum.

Explore the aircraft online by using the upper menu to select “Aircraft” and then select to browse through current or past exhibits or the “World’s Greatest Aircraft Collection.” After you have chosen a collection to view, scroll through the list of aircraft and click on the one of interest. When the page opens, you will see a picture of the plane and then can read about its history, specifications and “Kermits Comments.” Among the aircraft you can learn about are planes from the following eras

  • Early Flight
  • WWI
  • Golden Age
  • WWII
  • Korean War/Post WWII
  • And more.

Not only is this website easy to navigate and pleasant to the eye, but visitors may wish to add this to their file for history studies as there is a lot of wonderful and interesting information available.

Online Exhibits to the National WWI Museum and Memorial

November 11th, 2016

 

It’s Friday, November 11, 2016, and time for a Virtual Field Trip at ClickSchooling!

 

Recommended Website:

The National WWI Museum and Memorial

(www.theworldwar.org/explore/exhibitions/online-exhibitions)

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

 

Remember Veterans Day with this virtual tour of the National WWI Museum and Memorial in Kansas City, Missouri.

There are over 25 online exhibitions that include: 

  • Make Way for Democracy
  • The Christmas Truce, Winter 1914
  • War Fare
  • The Second Battlefield: Nurses in the First World War
  • Drawn to War The Political Cartoons of Louis Raemaekers
  • WWI All-Stars
  • Over By Christmas
  • Billy Bishop
  • Coming Home
  • Images of the Great War
  • Canadian War Posters
  • Man and Machine
  • Snoopy
  • War and Art
  • Road to War

And much more.

After deciding on the topic you would like to see, select the “Explore Exhibition” option to open the tour. Each exhibition provides an explanation of the theme and a slide show of artifacts, historical photos, and more. Some exhibitions provide in depth information and others are brief presentations.

Bookmark this site to visit again as you work through your studies of World War I.

Stories of our Veterans

November 5th, 2015

 

It’s Thursday, November 5, 2015, and time for Social Sciences at ClickSchooling!

 

Recommended Website:

Veterans History Project (www.loc.gov/vets/)

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

 

In 1918, at the eleventh hour of the eleventh day of the eleventh month, Allied nations and Germany formally agreed to temporarily stop fighting, marking the beginning of the end of World War I. In 1919, President Woodrow Wilson proclaimed November 11th Armistice Day, a day of remembrance to honor those who lost their lives in the war. In 1954, Congress amended the Act of 1938 that had made Armistice Day a legal holiday, changing “Armistice Day” to “Veterans Day” to honor all veterans.

At this website from the American Folklife Center of the Library of Congress, discover the stories of America’s wartime veterans through audio and video recorded interviews and much more.

There are many ways to navigate this website. When you arrive at today’s link, you can learn about the project and how to participate, but the meat of the site is found by selecting the “Search the Veterans Collections” link. From here you can narrow your search to: 

  • By Conflict or Era – WWI, WW2, Korean War, Vietnam War, Persian Gulf War, Afghan War, Iraqi War, other
  • By Branch of Service – Air Force, Army, Army Air Forces/Corps, Coast Guard, Marine Corps, Merchant Marine, Navy, Civilian, other
  • Gender
  • Prisoner of War?
  • Type of Material – audio, video, manuscript, photo
  • Type of Manuscript – correspondence, creative works, dairies, memoirs, transcripts
  • And much more

Once you have refined your search options and selected the “Go” button at the top, a list of matching results will populate. Select the name of the veteran to learn about this person. If there is a “View Digital Collection” button beside the entry, click on this to be taken to the page with the digital content such as an audio or video interview or photographs. Not every entry includes digital content, but those that do provide fascinating first-hand accounts of life in the military and the wartime stories that accompanied their service.

Visitors can also browse collections from the home page by clicking on the “Experiencing War” image to find a special collection featuring vets from World War II. From here, you will also find additional search options to explore more stories. Back on the home page again, use the sidebar menu to select “Man on the Mall Interviews” for brief interviews recorded at the National Mall at the National World War II Reunion in 2004.

Today’s website helps your students learn about the men and women who served our country and to gain a better understanding of why they need to be honored on Veterans Day and always.

AP History PowerPoints, Lessons, and More

September 2nd, 2015

 

It’s Thursday, July 23, 2015, and time for Social Sciences at ClickSchooling!

 

Recommended Website:

 

TomRichey.net (http://www.tomrichey.net/)

 

Age Range: 13-18 (Grades 7-12, with parental supervision)

 

Created by Tom Richey, a high school and technical college teacher in South Carolina, this website is a neat resource for those looking for online PowerPoint presentations, lesson plans, YouTube videos and lectures, and more to supplement their AP history courses.
When arriving at the site, mouse over “Courses” in the upper navigation bar to find course material related to the following: 
  • AP US History – includes Colonial America, The American Revolution, The U.S. Constitution, Jefferson vs. Hamilton, The Jefferson Republic, The Age of Jackson, The Crisis of the Union, Civil War & Reconstruction, The Gilded Age, Progressivism & Intervention, Twenties and Depression, WWII and the Cold War, Civil Rights & Vietnam, The Conservative Resurgence
  • AP European History – covers Renaissance & Exploration, Protestant Reformers & Religious Wars, Absolutism & Constitutionalism, The Age of Reason, The French Revolution, Industry and Isms (1815-1850), Late 19th Century, WWI and Modernism, Dictatorships and WWII, Cold War & Contemporary Europe
  • AP Government & Politics – Constitutional Underpinnings, Campaigns and Elections, The Federal Judiciary
  • World History to 1300 – Prehistory & Human Origins, Cradles of Civilization, Ancient Israel, Ancient Greece, The Romans, and Empires of Monotheism
  • HS 101 (TCTC) – Western Civilization to 1689
  • HS 102 (TCTC) – Western Civilization Post 1689
  • Current Events
When selecting a main course title, visitors will find the downloadable course syllabus and study guide. Use the “Courses” dropdown menu again, hover over the course to reveal the different units. Each unit page includes any applicable hyperlinked Unit Guides which includes course materials, a YouTube Playlist, lecture notes, and PowerPoint presentations.

When you have finished exploring the courses, check out “EOC Review” on the main menu for review materials. While the material is based on the South Carolina US History Standards, you don’t have to live in South Carolina to reap the benefits of this website.

United Stated History for Kids

April 23rd, 2015

 

It’s Thursday, April 23, 2015, and time for Social Sciences at ClickSchooling!

 

Recommended Website:

 

American Historama

 

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

 

This ad-supported UK website presents American history uniquely by connecting important events with the presidencies during which they occurred.
When arriving at the link above, there are brief explanations about the site content and then you are able to select your topic of interest.
Information is broken down by the following: 
  • Encyclopaedia of United States History for Kids: Eras
    • 1790-1800: The New US
    • 1801-1828: Evolution Era
    • 1829-1841: Jacksonian Era
    • 1841-1850: Westward Expansion
    • 1850-1865: Secession Era
    • 1860-1865: Civil War Era
    • 1866-1881: Reconstruction Era
    • 1881-1913: Maturation Era
    • 1913-1928: WWI & Prohibition
    • 1929-1945: Depression & WWII
    • 1945-1989: Cold War Era
    • 1990 – Present: The Modern Era
  • Encyclopaedia of United States History for Kids: Important Time Periods and US Events
    • The Wild West
    • The Cowboys
    • Big Business and Corporations
    • Urbanization in America
    • Immigration Laws History Timeline
    • Labor Unions History
    • Women’s suffrage
    • Gilded Age and Era
    • Social Darwinism
    • Industrialization in America
    • Black Segregation History
    • Black Segregation Timeline
    • The Progressive Movement
    • 1800’s Child Labor
    • Black Populism
    • Populism in America
    • The Conservation Movement
    • Inventions & Inventors Timeline
    • Nativism in America
    • US Facts about WW I
    • Environmentalism History
    • Black History People & Events
    • The Roaring Twenties
    • Harlem Renaissance
The home page, as well as most of the other main pages at this site, also includes a 12-minute slide-show-like video overview of the Presidents of the United States from Washington to Obama. After selecting your main topic of choice, information is presented in bite size pieces with many sub-topics hyperlinked (which are identified by blue, underlined text links) to even more in-depth informational pages. Many of the pages include more video presentations about the President in residency during the time period.

To return to the home page, you will need to find the text link or button “US American History” which usually is found below the first paragraph on the page. You may also wish to use the American Historama Sitemap to more quickly locate the sub-topics within each era to locate specific pages.

If you are looking for a concise, no ‘bells and whistles’ approach to American history, this website may be just what you need.

(Please be sure that you assist younger children when navigating this website as it is ad-supported and there are a few text linked ads as well as image ads on most pages. But the value of the content should outweigh this nuisance.)

Math on 11/11/11 – A Ones In A Life Event

October 17th, 2011

Hi!  It’s Monday, October 17, 2011 and time for Math at ClickSchooling!

November 11th, 2011 will be a “Ones In A Lifetime Event.”  It’s the only date that can be represented by six identical digits as 11/11/11, and it only comes around once every hundred years according to Corbin E. Covault, Department of Physics, Case Western Reserve University, who is credited with inspiring 11/11/11 Day.

What follows is information on the event and ideas for celebration to make math fun! Mark your calendars so you won’t miss it!

Recommended Websites:
See Below

Age Range: Varies (ALL sites require parental preview and supervision.)

OnesInALifetime.com

This website offers ideas for celebrating “The ONES In A Lifetime Event” at 11:11:11 on 11/11/11 when the time and the date are all 1. They are attempting to create a unifying global event to celebrate world peace because November 11th also happens to be Armistice Day in France (commemorating the signing of the Treaty of Versailles that ended WWI), and it is also Veterans Day in the USA and Remembrance Day in Canada that commemorate the sacrifices of those who served in armed conflicts.

This particular website (with a commercial edge) encourages people to have a party at home or in a club or restaurant, or create a community event, or participate in an online streaming party. It may inspire you to think of ways to celebrate with your family.

What has any of this got to do this math? For an answer visit these websites:

How to Interpret 11/11/11 – You see, the number eleven is the sixth prime number and there are some interesting peculiarities and folklore about it that you’ll discover at this website.

Number 11 – Wikipedia offers mathematical and scientific information about the number 11 and explains that it’s the atomic number of sodium, as well as the number of spacetime dimensions in M-theory. Scroll down the page and click on the links to articles that explain the sunspot cycle is 11 years, and Apollo 11 was the first manned spacecraft to land on the moon. Find out the implications of the number 11 in religion, music, sports, military, computing, and other fields.

What’s Special About The Number 11? – This site explains that 11 is the largest known “multiplicative persistence.” (You’ll find info about other unusual numbers too.)

An Easy Way to Multiply Any Number by 11 – At CuriousMath.com you can learn some simple multiplication tips using the number 11.

Play Number Twins 11CoolMath4Kids.com offer this interactive online math game for kids that lets them practice adding numbers that add up to 11.

Of course there are other ways to celebrate 11/11/11. Plan eleven fun activities. Dress in 11’s – wear stripes! Color with 11 crayons. Listen to 11 songs. Read 11 pages in a book. Visit 11 friends. Plant 11 seeds. Do 11 sit-ups. Give 11 gifts. Solve 11 math problems. Go on an “11 Hunt” – find eleven things, or search for the number 11 wherever you go. You can also eat meals made up of 11’s with tasty treats such as:

  • Carrot Sticks
  • Celery Sticks
  • Pretzel Sticks
  • String Cheese
  • French Fries
  • Bread Sticks

And don’t forget to look in the Asian food section of your grocery store for Pepero and Pocky. Pepero is a Korean cookie snack and Pocky is a similar Japanese treat.  Both are essentially a cookie “stick” that comes in a variety of flavors. If you hold up two Pepero or Pocky sticks they resemble the number 11. So, the clever manufacturing company successfully promoted the celebration of…

Pepero Day!
Each November 11th (11/11), Koreans exchange the cookie sticks in an observance similar to Valentine’s Day.

 

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