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Free Lesson Plans and Games for Learning Civics

Free Lesson Plans and Games for Learning Civics

MP For A Week Resources quick link Description Challenge your students to survive a week in politics and keep their party, their voters and the media happy. The World Factbook People from nearly every country share information with CIA, and new individuals contact us daily. If you have information you think might interest CIA due to our foreign intelligence collection mission, there are many ways to reach us. If you know of an imminent threat to a location inside the U.S., immediately contact your local law enforcement or FBI Field Office.

Virtual Fieldtrips The concept of Virtual Field trips has been around for a long time. In the past they have been very structured. Developers and educators have created the websites and content focused on the specific needs of the target audience and subject area. This is a great strength, but it is also a limitation. It is limited by what the developer/educator thought was important and what they wanted to achieve. Web 2.0 technologies are allowing us to construct our own "virtual field trips".

Games As of July 1, 2013 ThinkQuest has been discontinued. We would like to thank everyone for being a part of the ThinkQuest global community: Students - For your limitless creativity and innovation, which inspires us all. Experian - Consumer Minimum specification requirements · Intel Pentium 3 or equivalent (900 MHz) · Windows 2000 or above OS· 32 mb graphics card [including the latest drivers from your cards manufacturer]· 128 mb RAM· DirectX9.0C· 300MB Hard Drive space· User read/write permission to c:/program files/Caspian Learning and all sub directories Audio instructions are given throughout the game. Please make sure you will be able to hear these. Read the quick start guide before playing Creditability.

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 Monthly Themes: Explorers Writing Prompt Description: Explorers return home with wondrous descriptions of what they have seen.

About The Small Business Game Through a Flash-based online game environment, students learn how to run a sports retail store based on retailing football club merchandise. In the process they experience the start-up and management of a business, learning both from their mistakes and from their successes. It can be used in class as a fun, interactive way to learn about a variety of concepts from across the school curriculum. Students can: Learn what it is like to manage a small business. Learn what works in business-and what doesn’t work.

Christopher Columbus Christopher Columbus Christopher Columbus was born in 1951 in Sydney, Australia. His home was on the sea and Christopher longed to become an explorer and sailor. However, as a young man, Christopher went to Portugal and got involved in the map making business with his brother, Bartholomew. This business made Columbus a rich man. His books of maps are still found today in every library in the world.

Native American Homes: Wigwams, Longhouses, Tepees, Lodges, and other American Indian houses There were many different types of American Indian houses in North America. Each tribe needed a kind of housing that would fit their lifestyle and their climate. Sponsored Links Since North America is such a big continent, different tribes had very different weather to contend with. Native American Legends, Folk Tales, and Stories Native American mythology has a very rich cultural history of its own. In the telling of tales, many things can be taught or learned. This is one of the ways that many tribes kept their cultures alive; it was not just a collection of stories, but of their beliefs, their ways, and their lives. Many legends are still told; some old, some new, but all are part of the beautiful culture that the indigenous peoples of North America have had and still have.

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