Posts Tagged ‘resources’

Take a Tour of Ford’s Theater

April 10th, 2020

 

It’s Friday, April 10, 2020, and time for a Virtual Field Trip at ClickSchooling!

 

Recommended Website:

Ford’s Theater Virtual Tour

(www.fords.org/visit/virtual-tour/)

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

 

Explore one of the most famous theaters in American history with this virtual tour. Site of the assassination of President Abraham Lincoln on April 14, 1865 by John Wilkes Booth, Ford’s Theatre remained closed for nearly 100 years. In 1968, the theatre reopened as a national historic site and working theatre.

When you get to the site, you can read the introduction then click on “Start Virtual Tour”. This 360° tour from Google Arts & Culture starts on the Main Stage. Use your mouse to navigate around the image. As you scroll through the tour, interesting information about each image is provided.

When you are finished with your tour be sure to go back to the main Ford’s Theatre website to keep the learning going. From here, click on “Lincoln’s Assassination” on the top menu to learn about: 

  • Lincoln’s Death
  • Night on 10th Street
  • Investigating the Assassination
  • Impact on a Nation

Also, in the top menu, click on “For Teachers”. Under “Teaching Lincoln’s Assassination & Legacy” you can download a lesson plan for a fifth grader. And check out “All Teaching Resources” for a Timeline, Map of Responses and People.

This website is an excellent resource for anyone wishing to learn more about President Lincoln, his assassination, and his legacy.

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.

Free Read/Write Curriculum for K-12

April 8th, 2020

 

It’s Wednesday, April 8, 2020, and time for Language Arts at ClickSchooling!

 

Recommended Website:

ReadWriteThink

(http://www.readwritethink.org/)

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

 

ReadWriteThink.org is a result of a partnership between the International Literacy Association (ILA), the National Council of Teachers of English (NCTE), and the Verizon Foundation, whose mission is to “provide educators, parents, and afterschool professionals with access to the highest quality practices in reading and language arts instruction by offering the very best in free materials.”

Bookmark this site NOW. It’s one of the best Language Arts sites we’ve seen – and we’ve seen a lot!

When you get to the site you’ll see some featured highlights including: 

  • National Poetry Month
  • Write a Spring Haiku
  • Spring Weather

Then scroll over Classroom Resources in the top menu and choose from: 

  • Lesson Plans
  • Student Interactives
  • Calendar Activities
  • and more

Under Lesson Plans, you’ll find an array of standards-based lesson plans that integrate Internet content into the teaching and/or learning experience. Each lesson includes a grade level, a detailed instructional plan and materials such as worksheets, interactives, and links to web resources. And it’s all FREE! You can also explore Teacher Resources by Grade.

Use the Student Interactives section to incorporate online activities (such as games, webquests, puzzles, writing starters, etc.) into your language arts curriculum for K-12 students. The activities are tied to specific lessons, but can be used independently or with other lessons as well.

And don’t miss the Calendar Activities. You can view the calendar by day, week or month to see activities and online resources associated with events in literacy and literature. For example, on the April calendar you’ll find language arts lessons with enrichment activities to learn about: Hans Christian Andersen, Maya Angelou, Pocahontas, Noah Webster, and more. (Just click on the description on any given day of the calendar to access the resources.)

Students can enjoy using technology while developing their literacy skills. The beauty of the ReadWriteThink website is that homeschoolers – no matter what methodology you use – will find something useful. Traditionalists can follow lesson plans, while unschoolers can enjoy the activities that peak their interests. Eclectics can use a little of everything.

Study Great Works of Art

April 4th, 2020

 

It’s Saturday, April 4, 2020, and time for Art at ClickSchooling!

 

Recommended Website:

Art Institute of Chicago

(www.artic.edu/visit-us-virtually)

Age Range: 9-18 (Grades 4-12, with parental supervision)

 

Develop an understanding of content, style, and historical context of art with this website from the Art Institute of Chicago.


When you get to the site, select from the following to begin your exploration: 

  • Explore the Collection
  • El Greco Online
  • Interactive Features
  • Videos
  • Highlights
  • Audio Tours
  • And more!

Be sure to check out Educator Resources. Student Activities are also included there. Bookmark this website because it is a fabulous resource for all of your art appreciation studies.

Free Mnemonic Multiplication Helps

March 30th, 2020

 

It’s Monday, March 30, 2020, and time for Math at ClickSchooling!

 

Recommended Website:

Fact Navigator

(www.multiplication.com/learn/fact-navigator)

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

 

This commercial website, offers free 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, choose from the multiplication facts shown to start off. Then check out the links at the top of the page: 

  • Games
  • Learn
  • Teachers
  • Parents
  • Auto-Scored Quizzes
  • Resources

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

Free Women’s History Month Lessons

March 26th, 2020

 

It’s Thursday, March 26, 2020, and time for Social Sciences at ClickSchooling!

 

Recommended Website:

Women’s History Month

(womenshistorymonth.gov/)

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

 

Here is another resource for Women’s History Month that recognizes and celebrates the importance of women and their role in history. This website, sponsored by the Library of Congress, offers extensive free resources including articles, exhibitions, audio/visual presentations, lessons, activities and more to learn about women’s history.

When you get to the website you’ll see an introduction and featured highlights and events. Use the menu at the top to access: 

  • Exhibits & Collections – An archive of links to resources that include virtual field trips to historic places such as the homes of Clara Barton and Eleanor Roosevelt, and links to information on Women’s Rights, and women in Performing Arts, Government and Politics, Culture and Folklife, and much more.
  • Audio/Video – Enjoy audio and video presentations about women in Arts and Culture, Business and Economics, Civil Rights, Music and Performing Arts, Poetry and Literature, and more.
  • For Teachers – Access ready-to-use lesson plans, collection guides and research aids.

There is a massive amount of content here, so bookmark the site to return often.

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