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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 .

Planning 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) WHY HISTORY STUDENTS SHOULD BE MADE TO WRITE A SHORT STORY. 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.

WHY HISTORY STUDENTS SHOULD BE MADE TO WRITE A SHORT STORY

Writing a short story does two things. Firstly it makes the student think about the past as a living, daily reality. Simple free learning tools for students and teachers. How to persevere through a difficult course. 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.

How to persevere through a difficult course

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. 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.

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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.

The Best (and Worst) Study Habits

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? Decomposing Energy: Extracting Heat Energy from a Compost Pile. Please ensure you have JavaScript enabled in your browser.

Decomposing Energy: Extracting Heat Energy from a Compost Pile

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. Objective. 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.

Five Tips to Optimize Learning Retention

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. The Basics of Blended Learning. 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.

21 Most Useful Websites Every College Student Needs To Know

“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.

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