Klondike - Rush for Gold In the summer of 1897 two ocean going steamers landed on the west coast of the United States. One ship, The Excelsior, landed in San Francisco and three days later The Portland landed in Seattle. Down the gangplank of these two ships went a rag-tag group of men and women carrying sacks of gold. Some walked down the docks with $5,000 worth of gold while others had over $100,000 worth. The miners told of the rich claims they had staked one year earlier on a series of small creeks flowing into the Klondike River. This new goldfield, in the northwest corner of Canada, was said to be the richest gold find in all of history with enough work for tens of thousands of people.
Literature Learning Ladders Welcome to the Literature Learning Ladders website. For a presentation on this topic, go to Literature Ladders: Linking Books and Internet Resources. This web project will help you make the connection between theory and practice by exploring some online resources related to literacy, themes, literature circles, technology, and learning. Put your favorite children’s book in a discovery bottle! I am joining a few of my fellow bloggers today to bring you some new ideas for making Affordable and Amazing Discovery Bottles! I have been making a new collection of discovery bottles this year which I call Literacy Discovery Bottles. I consider this set of discovery bottles amazing in that they are a fun way to extend a favorite children’s book in the classroom. They are affordable in that you can use simple toys or items you have around the classroom or house to make your own set of bottles.
Firestorm: The story of the bushfire at Dunalley Turn autoplay off Turn autoplay on Please activate cookies in order to turn autoplay off 900 Free Audio Books: Download Great Books for Free Get FREE AUDIO BOOKS from Audible.com and also Audiobooks.com Download hundreds of free audio books, mostly classics, to your MP3 player or computer. Below, you'll find great works of fiction, poetry and non-fiction, by such authors as Twain, Tolstoy, Hemingway, Orwell, Vonnegut, Nietzsche, Austen, Shakespeare, Asimov, HG Wells & more. Also please see our related collection: The 150 Best Podcasts to Enrich Your Mind. You Have The Power Understanding energy and energy solutions is necessary if current and future generations are going to help solve our energy challenges. Being armed with a greater understanding of energy allows us to be better decision-makers and to make wiser choices in our personal lives, as well as in our communities. Energy-related decisions usually require the work of many experts to address economic, political, environmental, social, and other factors. But in this interactive, the decision belongs to students. Use or adapt these prompts to engage your students in the interactive: What does it mean to make an informed energy decision?
Literature Learning Ladders WebQuests provide an authentic, technology-rich environment for problem solving, information processing, and collaboration. This inquiry-based approach to learning involves students in tasks that make good use of Internet-based resources. A literature-based WebQuest uses a book(s) as a focal point for activities. Tasks might involve the theme, characters, plot, or setting of the book. Library Patch: Reading Passports: Where Can Reading Take You? We all know that students need to read EVERY. DAY. But, I am sure that all of you have seen THOSE kids. You know the ones. The ones that drive you crazy.
The Lizzie Bennet Diaries Watch the Show – Follow the Story – Buy the DVD – Read the Book The Lizzie Bennet Diaries is the groundbreaking multiplatform adaptation of Pride and Prejudice. It became the first YouTube series to win a Primetime Emmy, receiving the 2013 Primetime Emmy Award for Outstanding Creative Achievement in Interactive Media-Original Interactive Program. The Lizzie Bennet Diaries reimagines Austen’s classic around a fictional vlog filmed in the bedroom of a 24 year-old grad student, living at home and burdened with a mountain of student debt. You can follow the complete story here.