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Real-life Examples Take a Virtual Tour of the Planets A trip to the planetarium is a great way to spark students' interest in the solar system. Instead of visiting the planetarium, why not break students up into groups and ask them to go through a virtual field trip that introduces them to the planets and constellations?
Electronic (Virtual) Field Trips List of Contents (click on topic name for more links) This resource is the brain child of Donna Hendry, a graduate of the School of Education at Eastern Connecticut State University. Donna has already created a resource of her own (see link below) which is rich in links to websites whose creators have provided an exciting opportunity for learners of all ages to virtually experience our wondrous world. General Virtual Field Trips Resources Balloon Race Around the World Butterfly Garden --Monteverde Costa Rica Butterfly Garden Christmas Virtual Field Trip --virtual field trip all about Christmas!
Nothing defines a culture as distinctly as its language, and the element of language that best encapsulates a society's values and beliefs is its proverbs. The graphic to the right shows the words that are used in English proverbs, with the size of each word indicating how often it occurs ( click for a bigger image ). It's interesting to note that the two most common words in English proverbs are 'good' and 'never'. A bit of armchair psychology leads to the conclusion that, if proverbs really do reflect belief, then the English are (or at least were when these proverbs were coined) inclined to be virtuous but negative - not so far from the truth perhaps?