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Entries from September 30th, 2013

If it only grew on trees

September 30th, 2013 · No Comments · Content - Social Studies

Have you played The Bean Game?  Complete with handouts and directions, all you need to add are beans.  This teaches younger children about making choices- and that we seldom can chose everything we want.  Using the beans, students make a variety of selections (housing, communications, insurances, and savings).  They then suffer an income (bean) loss […]

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Enhance those images!

September 27th, 2013 · No Comments · Content- Cross Discipline, Working with photographs

      Need a snow globe with your favorite photo?  Or have a candy bar with a custom saying?  Or put yourself on a book or cereal box?  Then you need to visit Glass Giant!  I have just posted a few images.  For the complete post from TeachersFirst, please click here.

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Who knew history had labs?

September 26th, 2013 · No Comments · Content - Social Studies

  I know labs- investigations, observations, and drawing (sometimes a different) conclusion.  The folks at UMBC (University of Maryland Baltimore County) have taken history into the lab.  History Labs (or A Guide Approach to Historical Inquiry in theK-12 Classroom) outlines a step by step plan to help encourage critical thinking skills as opposed to the […]

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Too many cities, too little time

September 25th, 2013 · No Comments · Content - Social Studies

I will admit I spend more time on this game than I should.   GR8CTZ of the world give you a chance to walk around a neighborhood and guess the city.   The game has several options (i.e., English speaking only, by continent, capitals).  I think this would interesting on a SMART Board.  While this is currently […]

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