U.S: Geography, states, landmarks, maps, cities, population, laws, speeches U.S. States, Cities, History, Maps Year by Year: 1900–2015 The Best Websites For Teaching & Learning About U.S. History I just agreed to teach two classes of United States History next year to English Language Learners. It will be an interesting experiment, since one class will be done almost entirely in the computer lab and the other will be mostly in my classroom. I’ll be doing a number of different assessments with both groups over the year (including self-assessments) to compare results between the two. Given these upcoming classes, I thought it would be helpful for me to develop another “The Best…” list, this time focusing on U.S. History sites.
USA Geography - Map Game - Geography Online Games "I stumbled upon your fun interactive geography games from a link on the Massachusetts Geographic Alliance Website. Since then, your games have become quite a hit with my competitive colleagues!" --Candice Gomes, Education Outreach Coordinator, Boston Public Library Statetris-USA Statetris-USA Statetris is an interesting game mixing aspects of the popular game 'Tetris' and geography. Instead of positioning the typical Tetris blocks, you position states/countries at their proper location. Try: Africa, Brazil, China, Europe, France, Germany, Italy, Japan, Netherlands, South CarolinaUK, USA
United States PEOPLE & CULTURE Throughout its history, the United States has been a nation of immigrants. The population is diverse with people from all over the world seeking refuge and a better way of life. The country is divided into six regions: New England; the mid-Atlantic; the South; the Midwest; the Southwest, and the West. European settlers came to New England in search of religious freedom.
10 Top Tourist Attractions in the USA As one of the largest and most diverse countries in the world, The United States boast an amazing amount of tourist destinations ranging from the skyscrapers of New York and Chicago, the natural wonders of Yellowstone and Alaska to the sunny beaches of California, Florida and Hawaii. With so many tourist attractions it’s tempting to list entire cities or even states, but in this top 10 I have tried to focus on specific attractions. 10White House The White House in Washington DC is the official residence and office of the President of the United States. It was built between 1792 and 1800 and first used by President John Adams. After the 9/11 attacks it has become more difficult to visit the White House and today tours are available only for groups of 10 or more and must be requested up to six months in advance through your member of Congress or your country’s US Ambassador.
Understanding the American National Anthem for English Language Learners On the morning of September 14, 1814, the sun rose to reveal a surprising sight to Francis Scott Key. Just a month after the British had burned the White House during the height of the War of 1812, Key was aboard a British vessel negotiating the release of a friend who was being held prisoner. During Key’s time aboard the vessel, the British commenced an attack on Fort McHenry and the pair was not allowed to leave. So Key and his friend watched from the ship as the British bombarded Fort McHenry. After a day and a long night in which Key thought for certain that the American fort was doomed, he was shocked when the early morning light revealed that the American flag was still there.
Interactive Map of the United States - United States Map of states and Capitals Stretching across the continent of North America, the United States goes from the Atlantic Ocean in the east to the Pacific Ocean in the west. North of Mexico and south of Canada, it has the Gulf of Mexico on its south-eastern border. The US consists in addition of two more states that are not contiguous to (not touching the other parts) the main body of the United States. Hawaii is located in the middle of the Pacific Ocean; Alaska is on the northwest coast of North America, bordering Canada.
The 50 States - TeachersFirst Teachers' Guide Learn About Famous Americans Books related to the 50 states. Forgot your password? | Learn about the benefits of TeachersFirst free membership. Florida Differences Between American and British English By Kenneth Beare While there are certainly many more varieties of English, American English and British English are the two varieties that are taught in most ESL/EFL programs. Generally, it is agreed that no one version is "correct" however, there are certainly preferences in use. The three major differences between between American and British English are: Pronunciation - differences in both vowel and consonants, as well as stress and intonation Vocabulary - differences in nouns and verbs, especially phrasal verb usage Spelling - differences are generally found in certain prefix and suffix forms The most important rule of thumb is to try to be consistent in your usage.