Monday, 26 November 2012

Resources To Start Off Your Week 45

     So I spent the better part of the last month posting about First Nations resources so I have decided to switch it up and showcase a few different resources this week. As always, I will be adding these to my lists of resources under the Fav Websites heading.

1 ) Periodic Table of Comic Books
- Learning about the Periodic Table of Elements? This is a fun version that
  I'm sure will entertain the comic-book lovers in your class. Two professors
  from the Department of Chemistry at the University of Kentucky have put
  together an interactive Periodic Table of Elements that showcases comic book
  characters/events associated with a specific element.
- This could be a neat way to gain student interest and present information in
   a way that is relevant and fun for your students. The great thing is that once
   their interest is peaked, they can not only learn about the comic books, but
   also link to Web Elements to learn more about the element itself!

university of Kentucky chemistry department

2 ) Manifest Destiny: The Story Of The US Told In 141 Maps
- As you can probably guess, this website shares the expansion of the US with
  141 different interactive maps.  By clicking on a specific map, users can hover
  over the different territories and read about what changes happened during that
  specific time period.
- Whether you are covering manifest destiny, teaching an American history
   course or covering the evolution of settlement, this website is definitely
   useful! Think of how helpful it could be for our visual learners.

Manifest destiny, american expansion

3 ) UK National Archives Education Site
- The United Kingdom has an AMAZING National Archives education website
   that students and teachers can use to review primary and secondary sources from
   events dating back to medieval times!
- If you happen to be in the UK area, teachers can book workshops with the
   National Archives historians. If you are like me and are a bit too far away, the
   website also houses study skills for students, activities and games, and projects
   to help understand primary sources.
- The information covered in these archives can not add to a social studies based
   lesson but you could also use resources to accompany an ELA or science lesson
   as well! The possibilities are endless.

national archives lesson plans, national archives classroom resources

Happy Monday everyone!

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