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Interactive Small Town Simulator. Planning a New Town. Grades 6-8 Overview: In this lesson, students will make decisions about buildings, businesses, services, and housing areas to include in the development of a new town . After discussing essential elements of a self-sustaining community, the students will prepare a map and give oral presentations on different aspects of the new town.

Connections to the Curriculum: Geography, social studies, economics Connections to the National Geography Standards: Standard 12: "The processes, patterns, and functions of human settlement" Time: Eight to ten hours Materials Required: Graph paper Large sheets of drawing paper A letter to your students (the instructor can modify the example below and hand it out at the start of the lesson) Objectives: Students will learn how to make basic urban plans for fulfilling the goals identified in a class discussion about communities.

Geographic Skills: Asking Geographic Questions Answering Geographic Questions Analyzing Geographic Information Opening: Dear Students: Edward Rutherfurd | WHY HISTORY STUDENTS SHOULD BE MADE TO WRITE A SHORT STORY | Official Site. Why History Students Should be Made to Write a Short Story I believe that history students should perform this excercise - set in a period they are studying - at least once a year. Writing a short story does two things. Firstly it makes the student think about the past as a living, daily reality. Secondly, it wonderfully employs 'active learning'. Let us begin. The central character: What is his, or her name, and the names of the rest of the family? What was the family home like, the furniture; what cooking implements were used, what food?

Are you living in a village, town, county? From small things to larger. Or it's a time of civil war. Well, I have laboured the point quite long enough. Of course, if all these students start writing stories, I may be inviting professional competition. How to persevere through a difficult course | Open2Study. We’ve all been there – you start off your new course full of excitement and enthusiasm, then a couple of weeks later you wonder why you ever started. It could be that the course is more demanding than you expected, or perhaps life got in the way and you feel you don’t have the time to dedicate to the course any more. Image via Flickr Whatever your reasons, here are some tips for getting back on track. When you were browsing Open2Study’s huge list of classes, there must have been something about your current course that caught your eye and made you choose it over all the others on offer.

If you can think back and remind yourself why you started the course in the first place, it might rekindle your passion for the topic and inspire you to keep going and achieve your goals. If it feels like you’re slipping behind with deadlines and you’re constantly having to catch up, it could be that you need to schedule study time into your week. This post comes to you from our guest blogger, Polly Foster. Blog | Open2Study. How it works will answer your frequently asked questions about Open2Study. (For technical support and detailed advice on studying with us, check out our Help page) Sign up You can create an account from scratch, or sign up using your Facebook, Twitter or LinkedIn account. Don’t worry about us bombarding your social media networks with posts – we won’t do that. If you do want to create a brand new profile, all you need is a username, an email address and a password. Pick a course (or two) Have a look through our courses on the Free Courses page.

There are 49 to choose from, all free and all run over four weeks. Say hello While you wait for your course to start, add some detail to your profile so your classmates can find out a bit about you. You can even use the social links in My Study Centre to invite your friends to join you. Get started Once your course begins, you’ll receive a notification in My Study Centre, and an email, reminding you that you can now get started. Set your plan In the classroom Modules and Topics Assessments The forum Connect Activity End of the course. STUDYBLUE | Find and share online flashcards and notes from StudyBlue. Any subject, anywhere, anytime. The Best (and Worst) Study Habits. School has started up again, and it’s never too early to start refining your study skills and prep for the months ahead.

But we don’t all study — or learn — in the same way, so some methods that work for one person may not work so well for the next. Do you learn best through visuals, reading and writing, hands-on, or listening? In this educational infographic, find out which methods of studying are best suited for your learning style, how to ensure a successful study session, and some common studying mistakes to avoid. Now go study — but don’t forget to give yourself a break! Featured photo credit: The Best And Worst Study Habits/CampusBooks via thumbnails.visually.netdna-cdn.com. Decomposing Energy: Extracting Heat Energy from a Compost Pile.

Please ensure you have JavaScript enabled in your browser. If you leave JavaScript disabled, you will only access a portion of the content we are providing. <a href="/science-fair-projects/javascript_help.php">Here's how. </a> Abstract Earth, the Sun, wind, and water are all sources of renewable and sustainable energy—and sources you probably already know about. But did you know that you can get energy from such things as banana peels, coffee grounds, and newspaper? In a process called composting, you can transform kitchen and other solid wastes into a product that is beneficial for your garden: homemade fertilizer. Objective To investigate whether the heat from a compost bin or pile can be used to efficiently and effectively heat water. Credits Michelle Maranowski, PhD, Science Buddies Max Keller, Science Buddies Clever Scientist Award winner at the Minnesota State Science and Engineering Fair This science fair project is based on the following project: Keller, M. (2009).

Cite This Page. Teachingtheshortstory.pdf. Short Stories: 10 Tips for Creative Writers. 7 Things To Remember About Classroom Feedback. Five Tips to Optimize Learning Retention. When it comes to learning, both old-fashioned handouts and eLearning content have the same goal: make sure that the subject sticks with its students.

With eLearning, however, there are more opportunities to create engaging content that lead to better learning retention. For example, your new employees will understand exactly how to operate your machinery with a video, while art students can zoom into a painting to get a closer look. It’s also easier to measure the success of your content with eLearning, both in terms of how much students retained and how much the investment of time and money paid off for your institution or business’s bottom line.

We’ve compiled five tips to keep in mind when producing and structuring your eLearning content so that you can maximize retention. With Inkling’s platform, you can put many of these best practices into actual practice. 1. This might be a no-brainer, but it’s easy to forget: people can only process so much information at once. 2. 3. 4. 5. The Basics of Blended Learning | TED-Ed. 21 Most Useful Websites Every College Student Needs To Know.

Around 2004, I sat in on a meeting of reporters at the Akron Beacon Journal, wherein one of them asked a college student what were the hot new websites that younger people liked at the moment. “We’re all on this thing called Facebook,” she said, and it was the first time I remember hearing about the website, which – at that point in time – you needed an EDU email address to enter. Alas, college students are generally good at spotting web trends. It’s also important for them to know how to use the web effectively and to their advantage, especially as a college student who might need to ace an exam and perfect their study habits in order to gain passing grades for expensive courses. Therefore, give these 21 websites that are either growing in popularity or already well known and highly useful a try: 1.

The Internet-based world we live in means that common web-based homework tasks need easy and fast solutions. 2. 3. 4. 5. 6. 7. 8. 9. 10. 11. 12. 13. 14. 15. 16. 17. 18. 19. 20. 21.

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