Phonics charts and blends charts are a great way to teach difficult concepts to beginning readers. Keep them around the classroom (or accessible at home), and your students will be able to use them independently for increased confidence and learning!
These posters can help remind your students what it is to be a good self-manger, effective participator, creative thinker, reflective learner, independent enquirer and a good team member.
If you’re looking for some of the best social studies websites, here is a terrific list. We Are Teachers has compiled a list of things that are not only informative, but also fun and interactive. They have categorized over 40 best social studies websites as follows:
`Best Sites for Social Studies Lessons
`Best Sites for Virtual Museum Tours
`Best Sites for Virtual Field Trips
`Best Sites for Games and Simulations
Although some of the content is American, there are still lots of options for teachers, parents and students who live in Canada!
This art history video discussion examines Jackson Pollock's "One: Number 31", 1950, Oil and enamel paint on unprimed canvas, 1950 (MoMA).
All art is political in the sense that all art takes place in the public arena and engages with an already existing ideology. Chinese artist, Ai Weiwei, offers an important contemporary example. The news that Chinese artist Ai Weiwei has been detained by authorities has prompted significant concern. Ai Weiwei has ben arrested by the Chinese authorities.
NASA's Earth Observatory "Aircraft Contrails" webpage summarizes the key mechanism, measurements, and predictions of how cirrus clouds produced by contrails contribute to global warming. The page also includes an image showing a large number of contrails produced over the southeastern U. S.
As the environmental, economic, and political consequences of climate change are felt in Alaska, the Arctic, and throughout the world, we have much to learn from both the traditional knowledge of Native peoples and ongoing scientific research. These two methods of observing nature and solving the challenges of survival can provide complementary perspectives on these issues. This collection looks at Alaska’s unique geology and the impact of development and climate change using both of these tools, and features Alaska Native scientists who are working toward solutions.
Collections to explore:
- Traditional Way of Knowing (spirit, air, fire, water, earth)
- Earth as a System (atmosphere, biosphere, cryosphere, hydrosphere, lithosphere)
The site includes the ability to switch to student view, which will take you to many other PBS Learning resources.
First Nations and Métis - Alberta Perspective
Included is information on:
Biographies of prominent First Nations chiefs
Aboriginal Place Names
First Nations and Métis Images
Resources and Links
This art history video examines the "Alexander Mosaic" c. 100 B.C.E., tessera mosaic from the House of the Faun, Pompeii. This Roman floor mosaic may be based on a lost Hellenistic painting by Philoxenos of Eretria, The Battle of Issus, c. 315 B.C.E.). Museo Archeologico Nazionale, Naples.
Students will observe dance movements depicted in a drawing and a painting. Partners will use simple lines to draw their partner's movements and paint dance costumes on the figures using various brushstrokes. Students will write a persuasive speech to the school superintendent explaining why they believe dance should be a regular part of the curriculum. They will then model dance movements for classmates in teams of four and recite their persuasive speech to the class.
Students will analyze and describe a painting depicting a family. They will discuss similarities and differences between the setting of the painting and where they live. Then students will create a sculpture of their family doing an activity together and also create a diorama of a room in their home.
This art history video discussion examines Washington Allston's "Elijah in the Desert", 1818, oil on canvas, 125.09 x 184.78 cm / 49 1/4 x 72 3/4 inches (Museum of Fine Arts, Boston).
This art history video discussion examines Sir Lawrence Alma-Tadema's "A Reading from Homer", 1885, oil on canvas, (Philadelphia Museum of Art).
In this art history video discussion Beth Harris and Steven Zucker examine Albrecht Altdorfer's "The Battle of Issus," 1529, oil on panel. Alte Pinokothek, Munich.
Students learn the stories of two ambitious and courageous women artists in European history -- Luisa Roldan (also known as La Roldana) and Elisabeth Louise Vigee Le Brun -- and examine works by both. Students then research and write a short report on a female artist working today.