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The 2008 Statistical Abstract
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The 2008 Statistical Abstract

There aren't too many documents that combine annual statistics on arts organizations ... (more)

There aren't too many documents that combine annual statistics on arts organizations with crop acreage, but the Annual Statistical Abstract from the U.S. Census Bureau manages to do both with great aplomb. The Abstract has been published since 1878 and it serves as the "authoritative and comprehensive summary of statistics on the social, political, and economic organization of the United States." Drawing on data sources that include the Census Bureau and the Bureau of Economic Analysis, the Abstract provides detailed tables, charts, and data sets on income, the labor force, education, energy use, foreign commerce, and hundreds of other topical areas. First-time visitors can take a look at the "Top 5 Data Links" and then move on to the "Summary Statistics" area. Of course, many visitors will want to browse through some of the topical sections offered on the left-hand side of the homepage. For those who want the entire Abstract, there's also a link to a complete version of this document for their sustained consideration. (less)

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Social Sciences
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Internet Scout Project
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Internet Scout Project
2009 WebWise Conference on Libraries and Museums in the Digital World
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2009 WebWise Conference on Libraries and Museums in the Digital World

Three hundred museum and library professionals from across the United States gathered ... (more)

Three hundred museum and library professionals from across the United States gathered together in February 2009 to discuss the development of digital resources and how this development affects librarians and information specialists at cultural institutions. This straightforward website includes webcasts of the sessions and is the next best thing to attending the conference as visitors to their site can listen to digital recordings of every session from the 2009 WebWise Conference. Some of the sessions held, in addition to the opening remarks and the wrap-up, include the complicated topics of "Rights and Responsibilities"--that of museum and library collections and users; "Identity and Collaboration"--when collaboration between institutions is impeded and when collaboration threatens to adversely change the "brand" of an institution; and "Chasing the Edge and Maintaining the Core"--the balance between acquiring cutting edge technology while still keeping the core services well maintained. (less)

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Technology
Social Sciences
Education
Provider:
Internet Scout Project
Provider Set:
Internet Scout Project
2010 Census
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2010 Census

Policy analysts, mayors, government officials, and many others are anxiously awaiting the ... (more)

Policy analysts, mayors, government officials, and many others are anxiously awaiting the results of the 2010 Census. It's not taking place for a few years, but the U.S. Census Bureau has already created this website to provide information to a wide range of interested parties and stakeholders. On the homepage, visitors can learn about the nuts and bolts of the Census, read about the "Census in Schools" educational initiative, and also access information from previous censuses. The other material on the site is divided into four sections, including "Jobs", "Timeline of Activities", and "FAQs". One can also use the embedded "Population Finder" to learn about basic census data for just about every place in the country. Also, a "Did You Know?" section contains interesting and fun facts about the history of the Census and its operations. (less)

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Mathematics
Social Sciences
Education
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Internet Scout Project
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Internet Scout Project
20-Year Map of Global Rainfall
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20-Year Map of Global Rainfall

This visualization from NASA shows global rainfall patterns over a 22-year span. ... (more)

This visualization from NASA shows global rainfall patterns over a 22-year span. It incorporates data from a combination of remote-sensing and ground-based sources. ***Access to Teacher's Domain content now requires free login to PBS Learning Media. (less)

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Science and Technology
Chemistry
Ecology
Forestry and Agriculture
Geoscience
Physics
Space Science
Social Sciences
Education
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Activities and Labs
Images and Illustrations
Instructional Material
Simulations
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PBS LearningMedia
PBS Learning Media
University Corporation for Atmospheric Research
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PBS Learning Media: Multimedia Resources for the Classroom and Professional Development
Teachers' Domain
DLESE Community Collection
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National Science Foundation
WGBH Educational Foundation
20 Years After: Life Beyond Communism in Central & Eastern Europe
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20 Years After: Life Beyond Communism in Central & Eastern Europe

What was life like for people twenty years ago in Eastern Europe? ... (more)

What was life like for people twenty years ago in Eastern Europe? Certainly it was a time of great social upheaval, and the Transitions Online (TOL) organization has created this website to collect articles, essays, and videos related to the revolutions that unfolded in 1989 in Poland, Hungary, Czechoslovakia, Bulgaria, and Romania. The six primary sections on the homepage include "Features, "Recollections", "Where Are They Now?", "Countries", "Video", and "Timelines". The interactive "Timelines" area is a great way to start looking around on this site, and it includes chronological listings of key events in both the Soviet Union and Eastern Europe. Visitors can click on tags related to each event, and they may be curious to learn of lesser-known policies, like the so-called "Sinatra Doctrine", which was announced by Mikhail Gorbachev on October 25, 1989. Moving on, the "Recollections" area contains fascinating first-hand remembrances from people who were part of this historical milieu, like Michael Horacek, a ground-breaking journalist who experienced and wrote about the Velvet Revolution first-hand. Finally, the "Where Are They Now?" section offers written and visual updates on publishers, politicians, activists, and others associated with this period of revolution. (less)

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Social Sciences
Education
Provider:
Internet Scout Project
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Internet Scout Project
20 voices
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20 voices

Over 85 years have passed since the Armenian Genocide of 1915, but ... (more)

Over 85 years have passed since the Armenian Genocide of 1915, but the families of those that endured this event have not forgotten about this tremendous tragedy. This website, designed in conjunction with a recent documentary, tells some of the stories from that time, and it also offers an overview of Armenian life in the Ottoman Empire before and during 1915. First-time users will want to start by viewing the 8-minute video that provides a comprehensive introduction to these events. After viewing this film, visitors can view an interactive section that talks about Armenian life in Turkey. Overall, the website is visually engaging, and one can imagine that it could be well-suited for use in the classroom as part of a discussion on cultural geography. (less)

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Social Sciences
Education
Provider:
Internet Scout Project
Provider Set:
Internet Scout Project
21st Century Skills Map: Math
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21st Century Skills Map: Math

This 34-page document (pdf) identifies student learning outcomes for each of eleven ... (more)

This 34-page document (pdf) identifies student learning outcomes for each of eleven 21st Century Skills and provides examples of tasks for grade 4, 8, and 12. It strives to fuse mathematical content and mathematical practices with the 4Cs (communication, collaboration, critical thinking and creativity) and integrate them with interdisciplinary themes. Each skill is aligned with CCSS mathematical practices. This map was designed by the Partnership for 21st Century Skills (P21) in cooperation with the Mathematical Association of America (MAA), the National Council of Teachers of Mathematics (NCTM), and dozens of math educators across the country. (less)

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Mathematics
Engineering
Technology
Social Sciences
Education
Material Type:
Activities and Labs
Instructional Material
Reference
Teaching and Learning Strategies
Provider:
Maryland Public Television
Provider Set:
Mathlanding: Elementary Mathematics Pathway
Author:
Susan Saltrick, et al.
24-Nation Pew Global Attitudes Survey
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24-Nation Pew Global Attitudes Survey

The Pew Global Attitudes Project tracks a broad range of opinions across ... (more)

The Pew Global Attitudes Project tracks a broad range of opinions across the globe, and this report from June 2008 takes a close look at how the United States is perceived abroad. The report notes that favorable views of the United States have increased modestly since 2007 in 10 of 21 countries where comparative data are available, although it seems that many people also feel that the recent economic slump is in no small part due to the United States. The survey also notes that United States foreign policy "will change for the better" after the inauguration of a new American president next year. Visitors can read the 150-page report here in its entirety and they will enjoy looking over chapters like "Which Governments Respect the Rights of Their People?" and "Views on Economic Issues". Finally, visitors can also learn about the survey methods used in the creation of this report. (less)

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Social Sciences
Education
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Internet Scout Project
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Internet Scout Project
30,000 pumpkins appear in the middle of Boston and a world record is broken
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30,000 pumpkins appear in the middle of Boston and a world record is broken

A love in Common for pumpkinshttp://www.boston.com/news/local/articles/2006/10/22/a_love_in_common_for_pumpkins/Morton, Illinois: The Pumpkin Capital of the ... (more)

A love in Common for pumpkinshttp://www.boston.com/news/local/articles/2006/10/22/a_love_in_common_for_pumpkins/Morton, Illinois: The Pumpkin Capital of the Worldhttp://www.pumpkincapital.com/Big Pumpkins.comhttp://www.bigpumpkins.com/Pumpkin Recipeshttp://www.epicurious.com/recipes/find/results?search=pumpkinPumpkin Carving 101http://www.pumpkincarving101.com/Its scientific name is cucurbita maxima, and it provides sustenance and nutrition to millions of people around the world. The pumpkin is a New World crop that has gone global over the centuries, and no one really knows exactly when someone first decided to cut designs on the outside of this humble, yet important, variety of winter squash. Many thousands of designs, both simple and elaborate, were on display this past weekend in Boston Common, which is one of America̢ĺŰĺŞs oldest parks. The aim of this event was simple: to assemble the most jack o̢ĺŰĺŞlanterns in one single location, thereby creating a new world record. The existing record was held by the town of Keane, New Hampshire which in 2003 brought together an astounding 28,952 carved and lit pumpkins at their annual Pumpkin Festival. However, that record was eclipsed with the help of many energetic Bostonians who helped bring in over 30,000 pumpkins to the heart of that fair city. The residents of Keene have not offered any formal response, but a few people in the know have already remarked that this town of 22,000 in New Hampshire was able to muster up a total number of pumpkins that far exceeded the number of local residents. The first link leads to a piece from this Monday̢ĺŰĺŞs online edition of USA Today that offers some nice coverage of the recent pumpkin-centered festivities in Boston. Moving along, the second link will take users to an article from the Boston Globe that reports on the successful effort made to break this world record, and how it all unfolded. The third link leads to the homepage of the Morton Pumpkin Festival. Morton, Illinois is the self-professed ̢ĺŰĺĎPumpkin Capital of the World̢ĺŰĺ, and visitors to this site can learn about their festival and view photographs of the ̢ĺŰĺĎpunkin̢ĺŰĺŞ chuckin̢ĺŰĺŞĚ˘ĺŰĺ contests, which involve heaving pumpkins to their certain destruction with the aid of mechanized catapults and air cannons. The fourth link is fairly self-explanatory, as it contains information about growing very large pumpkins. The site contains some rather fun pumpkin-themed cartoons and a thorough listing of existing world records from the annals of pumpkin propagation. The fifth link leads to 224 recipes that utilize the pumpkin in some fashion, offered up by the good people at Epicurious.com. The last link leads to a site where both novice and more experienced pumpkin carvers can learn about improved pumpkin carving technique, tools, and of course innovations in pumpkin lighting. (less)

Subject:
Social Sciences
Education
Provider:
Internet Scout Project
Provider Set:
Internet Scout Project
Author:
Grinnell, Max
350.org
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350.org

What exactly is the significance of the number 350? To learn about ... (more)

What exactly is the significance of the number 350? To learn about what it means, and why this website was created, visitors should click on "What is 350?" near the top of the page. On the homepage are some wonderful photos of events with the goals of 350. The site can be viewed in 13 different languages, with the five most common being featured across the top of the page. Hit the "+" at the end of the list for the rest of the languages, including Swedish, Arabic, Danish, and Thai. The "About" tab has a link to "Animations and Videos" with a wordless 90 second animated video that "boils down the science of global warming and vision of the 350 campaign." Why wordless? Because there are over 4000 languages spoken in the world, and their message is too important to be lost in translation. There are two other videos for visitors to check out in that link: The Day the World Came Together and In Every Corner of the Globe. (less)

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Technology
Social Sciences
Education
Provider:
Internet Scout Project
Provider Set:
Internet Scout Project
3 Branches of the United States Government
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3 Branches of the United States Government

Look through these sites and answer , in detail, What are the ... (more)

Look through these sites and answer , in detail, What are the many duties and functions of the Judicial, Executive, and Legislative Branches of the United States Government? There are many different duties and functions of the three branches of government. As you browse through these websites, record your findings in this chart Venn Diagram Follow the links below to assist you in gathering all the information about the three branches of government. These videos will help you with an overview of ... (less)

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Social Sciences
Education
Material Type:
Instructional Material
Provider:
Instructional Architect
Provider Set:
Instructional Architect
Author:
avery
3PLUS-U: A Digital Adventure from the International Labour Organization
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3PLUS-U: A Digital Adventure from the International Labour Organization

The 3Plus-U site was developed to give you a view of the ... (more)

The 3Plus-U site was developed to give you a view of the common concerns shared by millions of people who work. This digital adventure uses maps, games and stories to explore the issues of child labour, forced labour, discrimination and freedom of association in the workplace. (less)

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Business
Humanities
Social Sciences
Material Type:
Games
Readings
Provider:
UN Cyberschoolbus
Provider Set:
United Nations
3rd Grade Geography Assignment
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3rd Grade Geography Assignment

All students in the 3rd grade class (all of different leanring styles ... (more)

All students in the 3rd grade class (all of different leanring styles and background knowledge) must show good behavior throughout the lesson in order to master skills necessary for the assignment. Technology software must be fully integrated, and these objectives must be met to provide each student with a computer with which to research. Task: First, go to NetState and choose one of the 50 states listed. Once you have decided, work individually to research that state and find each of the following pieces of information: 1. The state's name 2. Capital 3. Geography 4. State bird 5. Any nicknames it has adopted. Once ... (less)

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Social Sciences
Education
Material Type:
Instructional Material
Provider:
Instructional Architect
Provider Set:
Instructional Architect
3rd Grade Social Studies
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3rd Grade Social Studies

Webquest Assignment for 3rd Grade Social Studies Standard 1 Standard 1 Students ... (more)

Webquest Assignment for 3rd Grade Social Studies Standard 1 Standard 1 Students will understand how geography influences community location and development. Hello Students! Introduction) Today we are going to do a webquest for social studies. Remember the other day we talked about biomes. Lets review with this video. Task) First: Go to this link and tell me ... (less)

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Social Sciences
Education
Material Type:
Instructional Material
Provider:
Instructional Architect
Provider Set:
Instructional Architect
Author:
Ms. Auger
40 years later, France debates, dissects, and disagrees about the legacy of student protest
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40 years later, France debates, dissects, and disagrees about the legacy of student protest

France Still Divided Over Lessons of 1968 Unrest [Free registration may be ... (more)

France Still Divided Over Lessons of 1968 Unrest [Free registration may be required]http://www.nytimes.com/2008/04/29/world/europe/30france.html?_r=1&oref=sloginVisiting the ghosts of Paris 1968http://news.bbc.co.uk/2/hi/programmes/from_our_own_correspondent/7354335.stmTime: Battle of the Sorbonnehttp://www.time.com/time/magazine/article/0,9171,838353,00.htmlBBC Radio 4: 1968, the Year of Revolutions [Real Player]http://www.bbc.co.uk/radio4/1968/yearofrevolutions.shtmlEchoes of 1968 [Real Player]http://www.npr.org/templates/story/story.php?storyId=89372462Revolution was certainly nothing new to France in 1968, but a series of student protests that began at Nanterre University in March that year continues to be a polarizing subject of conversation throughout the country. Eventually the university was closed in May, and students began a widespread attack on the outdated rules imposed on them by the university system across France. Demonstrations and riots soon engulfed the Latin Quarter and the Sorbonne and forty years later, the country remains deeply divided about the legacy of these events. Even the language used by different factions within French society reflects the stark differences, as the right refers to the protests as "the events", while the left refers to these protests as "the movement". One person who has not minced any words about his feelings on the matter is French president Nicolas Sarkozy, who has stated that May 1968 represents anarchy and moral relativism. A student activist from that period, Andre Glucksmann, recently commented, "Sarkozy is the first post-'68 president. To liquidate '68 is to liquidate himself." The first link leads to an excellent article from this Tuesday's The Age (Melbourne), which discusses the legacy of the student protests and demonstrations in France 40 years ago. The second link will whisk users away to an article from the New York Times about the legacy of the protests and general perceptions about these events in contemporary France. The third link will take visitors to a personal reflection on the protests offered by BBC correspondent John Pickford. Moving on, the fourth link leads to a piece on the protests that originally appeared in the May 17, 1968 edition of Time magazine. The fifth link whisks users away to a four-part series from the BBC on the "year of revolutions" conducted by Sir John Tusa. The final link will lead visitors to a nice series from National Public Radio on the various social and political upheavals going on in the United States during 1968. (less)

Subject:
Social Sciences
Education
Provider:
Internet Scout Project
Provider Set:
Internet Scout Project
Author:
Grinnell, Max
40 years later, an apology for the Lost Innocents
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40 years later, an apology for the Lost Innocents

Painful memories surface during apologyhttp://www.abc.net.au/news/stories/2009/11/16/2744456.htmIt's a sorry state of affairs when forgiveness ... (more)

Painful memories surface during apologyhttp://www.abc.net.au/news/stories/2009/11/16/2744456.htmIt's a sorry state of affairs when forgiveness is not the main objectivehttp://www.smh.com.au/opinion/politics/its-a-sorry-state-of-affairs-when-forgiveness-is-not-the-main-objective-20091115-igav.htmlHouse of Commons: The Welfare of Former British Child Migrantshttp://www.parliament.the-stationery-office.co.uk/pa/cm199798/cmselect/cmhealth/755/75504.htmAlliance for Forgotten Australians [pdf]http://www.forgottenaustralians.org.au/index.htmlHome of the Forgotten Australianshttp://www.forgottenaustralians.com.au/Almost 40 years ago, a child migrant program that sent children from Britain to Canada, Australia, and other parts of the British Commonwealth ended. The program caused great heartache for many of these young people, and they became known in Australia as the Lost Innocents. On Monday, Australian Prime Minister Kevin Rudd issued a formal apology for that country's role in the program, remarking, "We come together today to deal with an ugly chapter of our nation's history." During this rather unusual policy initiative, the British government sent almost 150,000 children from single mothers and poor families in the hope that they would have a better life. Many of these young people suffered through difficult upbringings, and some of them reported horrendous physical and emotional abuse. Some within the Lost Innocents advocacy community continue the call for retroactive compensation, but the Commonwealth has ruled this out as a viable option. The first link will lead visitors to an article from this Monday's New York Times about the formal apology issued by the Australian government. The second link whisks users away to another article about the apology from ABC News in Australia. Moving along, the third link leads to a trenchant editorial from the Sydney Morning Herald, written by Hugh Mackay who suggests that an apology is "an appeal to the injured party to forgive us for what we did to them." The fourth link leads to the formal report on the Lost Innocents from the British Parliament. The fifth link features the homepage of the Alliance for Forgotten Australians, which is an advocacy group designed to promote the needs of these individuals through various publications and other works. Finally, the last link will take visitors to the site for another advocacy group, the Forgotten Australians. (less)

Subject:
Social Sciences
Education
Provider:
Internet Scout Project
Provider Set:
Internet Scout Project
Author:
Grinnell, Max
4th Grade: Utah Studies
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4th Grade: Utah Studies

These are a list of links and activities about Utah. Please check ... (more)

These are a list of links and activities about Utah. Please check with your library to see if they have a copy of the book, Utah History Encyclopedia, edited by Allan Kent Powell. The login information for Pioneer Library is only available to residents of Utah. Everything else should be accessible to everyone. ANIMALS AND PLANTS OF UTAH Utah Animals and Plants (DNR) - You can select from the different vertebrate animal types or at the top select "Insects and Mollusks," or "Plants," for more on those topics. BEST PICK! Native Utah Animals (Hogle Zoo) Utah Wildlife Fact Sheets (DWR) Wild Utah- Don't use the search option, just select your category and look for the animal. Utah Biomes Dinosaurs in Utah (DNR) UTAH COUNTIES Utah Counties (I Love History) - ... (less)

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Social Sciences
Education
Material Type:
Instructional Material
Provider:
Instructional Architect
Provider Set:
Instructional Architect
Author:
Miss B
500 Years of Italian Dance: Treasures from the Cia Fornaroli Collection
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500 Years of Italian Dance: Treasures from the Cia Fornaroli Collection

This New York Public Library collection of Italian dance materials covers the ... (more)

This New York Public Library collection of Italian dance materials covers the Renaissance to the early 20th century, assembled by none other than the son of the famed conductor Arturo Toscanini and his wife, a La Scala ballerina. Although the physical collection contains over 3,300 items, the number of digitized items is 373, which is still quite impressive. Visitors can click on "Collection Contents" to the right of the Niccolo Sanesi image on the homepage to see that the subject matter is broken down into "Ballets and theatrical dances", "Subjects", and "Portraits", and can be browsed via those broad categories. Alternatively, users can click on "See all images", on the homepage near the top of the page, and simply browse the collection of designs, lithographs, ephemera, and more. Visitors can click on "Add to Selections" below any image to purchase a print of the image or to start a request for editorial/creative use. The "My Selections" link at the very top of the page lets the visitor see what they have put in there, and remove it, if need be. (less)

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Social Sciences
Education
Provider:
Internet Scout Project
Provider Set:
Internet Scout Project
The 5 Great Lakes: HOMES
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The 5 Great Lakes: HOMES

You will review these five websites and complete a flow chart for ... (more)

You will review these five websites and complete a flow chart for each of the five Great Lakes. Project Organizer: Flow Chart First, you will learn about Lake Huron. Go to Lake Huron to learn more about this great lake.Complete a Flow Chart Flow Chart for Lake Huron. Write "Lake Huron" under Topic and include five supporting details you learned ... (less)

Subject:
Social Sciences
Education
Material Type:
Instructional Material
Provider:
Instructional Architect
Provider Set:
Instructional Architect
5-Pointed Star in One Snip
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5-Pointed Star in One Snip

This resource page from the Betsy Ross site provides historical background and ... (more)

This resource page from the Betsy Ross site provides historical background and step-by-step directions to make a 5-pointed star. Also included is a link to an animated demonstration. (less)

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Mathematics
Chemistry
Life Science
Social Sciences
Education
Material Type:
Activities and Labs
Images and Illustrations
Instructional Material
Provider:
Maryland Public Television
Provider Set:
Mathlanding: Elementary Mathematics Pathway