Posts Tagged ‘high school’

Explore The Singing Voice

August 8th, 2020

 

It’s Saturday, August 8, 2020, and time for Music at ClickSchooling!

 

Recommended Website:

The Singing Voice

(thesingingvoice.com/)

Age Range: 13-18 (Grades 8-12, with parental supervision)

 

This is a wonderful site for people who love to sing – and because it also contains some fascinating information on singing anatomy, technique, and the biographies of some singers, it can be used to enhance the study of subjects other than music as well.


When you get to the site, look under “About” to find information on: 

  • Vocal Anatomy
  • Vocal Health
  • Vocal Technique

Under “Tips”, you’ll find:

  • For Singers
  • Your Answered Questions
  • Vocal Warm Ups
  • For Classroom Teachers
  • For School Kids
  • Multiple Choice Questions
  • Vocal Abuse Checklist

Links to other sites devoted to singing abound. 
 
The site seems to be intended for users about high school level and up. Parents with young singers may want to preview the site, find the areas that will be of interest to your children, and explore that category with them.

[ClickSchooling] Free Crash Course in English Literature

August 7th, 2020

 

It’s Wednesday, August 5, 2020, and time for Language Arts at ClickSchooling!

 

Recommended Website:

Crash Course – Literature

(https://www.youtube.com/playlist?list=PL8dPuuaLjXtOeEc9ME62zTfqc0h6Pe8vb)

Age Range: 13-18 (Grades 9-12 approximately, with parental supervision)

 

Best-selling author of young adult fiction, John Green, offers this free video mini-series, “Crash Course in English Literature” that revs up interest and understanding of classic literature for the high school age crowd.

With manic enthusiasm, he hurtles through plots, characters, writing styles, trivia, and jokes (that will make you groan) – all punctuated with colorful pictures, illustrations, doodles and more.

When you get to the YouTube site, you’ll see a menu of the current videos in the series including: 

  • How and Why We Read
  • Of Pentameter & Bear Baiting – Romeo & Juliet
  • Was Gatsby Great? – The Great Gatsby
  • Language, Voice, and Holden Caulfield – The Catcher in the Rye
  • Before I Got My Eye Put Out – The Poetry of Emily Dickinson

Each video course provides knowledge about the literature in a way that really speaks to those who are resistant to it. Green uses funny analogies, quips, gimmicks, and references to pop culture to provide an analysis of the literature that makes it more understandable for today’s teen.

Note to Parents: John Green does address mature adult topics in these literary works. As always, parents should preview the videos to determine suitability of content

Priceless Art Study Resources

June 6th, 2020

 

It’s Saturday, June 6, 2020, and time for Art at ClickSchooling!

 

Recommended Website:

The Metropolitan Museum of Art – Educator Resources

(www.metmuseum.org/learn/educators/lesson-plans)

Age Range: 6-18 (Grades 1-12, with parental supervision)

 

The Metropolitan Museum of Art is the largest art museum in the United States. You’ll find valuable educational resources here to expand your art studies.

When you arrive at the site, you’ll see Lesson Plans separated by elementary, middle and high school students including: 

  • Ancient Animals at Work
  • Armor-Function and Design
  • Architecture and the Natural World
  • The Battle of David and Goliath
  • Bravery Stands Tall
  • Point of View in Print and Paint
  • Aeneas, Art, and Storytelling
  • The Art of Industry
  • Composing a Landscape
  • The Power behind the Throne
  • And so much more!

Lesson plans follow the same basic format: 

  • Image of featured work of art along with related information
  • Goals
  • National Standards
  • Questions for Viewing
  • Activity
  • Resources
  • Related Object which includes links to those items in the online exhibits

These lesson plans help expand your understanding and enjoyment of art in all its forms.

Free History & Geography Lessons & Activities

April 30th, 2020

 

It’s Thursday, April 30, 2020, and time for Social Sciences at ClickSchooling!

 

Recommended Website:

A Guide to Teaching World History & Geography

(www.studentsfriend.com/

Age Range: 11 and up (Grades 6 and up, approximately; children with parental supervision)

 

This website was developed by a history teacher named Mike Maxwell whose mission is to make history and geography more meaningful to students by identifying important developments in world history and tying them to geography in a way that is memorable.

It offers a free, downloadable, comprehensive guide called the Student’s Friend that may be used in place of a history textbook, along with lesson plans, study guides, and other resources to enhance learning. The site has been recognized as one of the top ten history sites for teachers by the Stanford University School of Education. 

When you get to the site you’ll see a menu that includes: 

  • Purpose – Learn more about the author and educational philosophy.
  • Teaching and Learning – Get the fundamentals of teaching and learning world history and geography. 
  • Teacher Tools – Get free lessons plans and activities. Students can explore important themes and issues and enjoy in-depth learning activities such as projects, investigations and simulations. While designed for high school classroom use, the materials have been used by middle school teachers, college professors, and homeschool teachers worldwide.
  • Student’s Friend – A Concise World History – Access a free, concise narrative of world history and geography to use in place of a textbook. The Student’s Friend can be used online or download it for use offline. It’s divided into two parts: 
    • Part I – Prehistory through 1500 including: 
      • Ancient Mesopotamia and Egypt
      • Ancient India and China
      • Ancient Greece and Rome
      • The Early Middle Ages, 500 to 1000 AD
      • The Late Middle Ages, 1000 to 1500
    • Part II – 1500 to the Present including: 
      • 1500s and 1600s, Early Modern World
      • 1700s, Enlightenment & Revolution
      • 1800s, Industrial Revolution & Imperialism
      • 1900 to 1950, World at War
      • 1950 to the Present, Cold War & Space Age
      • Current Issues, A Changing World Order

This is a remarkable resource, so bookmark the site to return again.

Free Environmental Science Journals

April 21st, 2020

 

It’s Tuesday, April 21, 2020, and time for Science at ClickSchooling!

 

Recommended Website:

The Natural Inquirer

(www.naturalinquirer.org/all-issues.html)

Age Range: 4-18 (Grades PreK-12, with parental supervision)

 

Happy Earth Day tomorrow! This website offers FREE science education journals: “The Natural Inquirer,” for middle and high school, “Investi-gator” for upper elementary, and readers for PreK-2. Scientists with the USDA Forest Service share their research in a fun and engaging way.

Each issue of “The Natural Inquirer” introduces students to the scientists who conduct the environmental research and includes an article or more on a specific research project. Some of the issues are entitled: 

  • World’s Forests
  • A Burning Question
  • Chew on This!
  • Full Throttle Model
  • Fresh Water
  • Wilderness
  • Flower Power
  • And more!

Each issue also contains a “Discovery FACTivity” designed to help students learn scientific vocabulary words included in the articles. There are also discussion questions designed to help students think more about research. You can download the issue(s) you are interested in or order hard copies (only 5 issues at a time).

Be sure to check out the left side bar under “For Educators” for links to lesson plans, science cards and posters, and more.

This is a treasure trove of environmental learning resources! Bookmark this one, as you’ll need to visit many times to explore the vast content!

Free Middle Ages Interactives!

April 9th, 2020

 

It’s Thursday, April 9, 2020, and time for Social Sciences at ClickSchooling!

 

Recommended Website:

Learner.org: Middle Ages

(www.learner.org/series/interactive-the-middle-ages/)

Age Range: 14-18 (Grades 9-12, with parental supervision)

 

This multi-media, interactive presentation on the Middle Ages was developed for High School students. It’s designed in such a way, that you can briefly touch on the topics or explore them in-depth.

When you get to the site you’ll see a welcome message. Click “Enter” and a new page opens with a menu that includes: 

  • Feudal Life – Learn about the feudal system, nobility, serfs, and The Magna Carta.
  • Religion – Explore Catholic cathedrals including Amiens and Notre Dame, learn about monastic life and pilgrimages.
  • Homes – Take a virtual tour of a medieval village and compare the living quarters of noblemen and peasants.
  • Clothing – Find out what kind of clothing was worn by peasants and nobles. Get information on the textiles of the medieval period.
  • Health – Get information on hygiene, disease (including the Black Death), and medieval medicine and remedies.
  • Arts & Entertainment – Find out how art and music developed from religious liturgy. View some hunting-themed tapestries.
  • Town Life – Read about trade and the marketplace in medieval Europe, as well as town governments.

In each section you’ll find links to further learning resources as well.

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