Learning On-line

Authoring, Research, Reporting and Other Work

TOPIC:  PROJECT ARROW ACTIVITIES AND RESOURCES
"By
the Light of the Fire "


 
 

Students will use technology as well as traditional media to complete the activities.  Many will involve Internet.
A "completion form" will be maintained by each student to keep track of work completed and assessments.

 

Project Number & Title

Description

 

1.  Math:  Problem Solving
Cynthia Lanius'
"Let's do Math"

Includes problems on paper, as well as On-Line problems.  [This activity will be ongoing throughout the year]

2.  Math:  Beginning Algebra
Cynthia Lanius' Fun with Calendars

Amby's Order of Operations

Includes problems on paper, as well as On-Line problems. [This activity will be ongoing throughout the year]   Pages from the Power  Practice Algebra book will be used in these activities.

3.  Math:  Geometry
***Cynthia Lanius' Geometry On-Line

Includes problems on paper, as well as On-Line problems.  [This activity will be ongoing throughout the year]   Pages from the Power Practice Geometry book will be used in these activities.

4.  Math:  Fun & Challenging

Cynthia Lanius' Activities:

***Who Wants Pizza? Fun with Fractions
***"Million $ Mission"
***"Fractals"
***Slope as Rate of Change

Includes problems on paper, as well as On-Line problems.  Skills will be introduced in a "traditional" and will be based upon grade level curriculum profile guides.  [This activity will be ongoing throughout the year]

VISIT THE LINKS LISTED UNDER THE TITLE FOR MATH: FUN & CHALLENGING TO FIND OUT WHAT TO DO HERE.

5.  Social Studies/Math:  U.S. Census--Study of Data, Maps, and Information
Enchanted Learning
America's Fact Finder U.S. Census

 

A special project using the U.S. Census kids website, as well as ESRI data with many specialized maps.  The 2000 census will be the basis of information, and a special link to Illinois and Coles County will be included.   GO HERE TO GET PROJECT QUESTIONS
AND DIRECTIONS

6.  Social Studies:  Old Glory & Statehood On-Line Project
Old Glory Activity
Enchanted Learning

A special History On-Line Activity will be completed which includes the study of the flag's history, how stars are added and the actual creation of a new U.S. state (geographical setting, name and origin of name,  flag, and symbols).  The culmination will be the design of a 51 star flag (a little math here.  GO HERE TO GET PROJECT QUESTIONS
AND DIRECTIONS

7.  Science:Volcanoes-- Mt. St. Helen's Event:  Volcanoes & Other Disasters
Volcanoes & Other Disasters for Kids U.S. Gov't.

Volcano Discovery

Volcano World 4-Kids
Volcanoes Theme Page

Enchanted Learning volcanoes

An activity to get updated on information about volcanoes, and particularly the ongoing events at Mt. St. Helen.  It will based upon a special On-Line directed series of activities including a trivia puzzle about volcanoes.

 

8. Learning Like Abe (Frontier Education as Abraham Lincoln received)

Abraham Lincoln only attended formal schooling for one year.  He was self-taught in many areas and learned by reading and listening.  He would become a gifted writer.  This series of links will guide you through the educational process of a pioneer person

 

9.  Language Arts:  Reading--
Caldecott Connections
Newbery & the Net

Aesop's Fables
Folklore
CNN News for Kids
Grimm's Fairy Tales
Poetry
Storybook Castle

click Project Arrow #9 next door for some great sources

 

All activities will include reading components, but this one will be a literature activity involving an author and his/her books.  This include poetry, narratives, as well as drama.  Special group activities will be involved in this all-encompassing activity.  [This activity will be completed again in another quarter]

 

 

 

 

 

GO HERE FOR QUESTIONS AN ACTIVITY AND LOTS OF RESOURCES

10.  History & other content areas-- Special "On-Line Activity"--Andrew's Raiders
"Great Locomotive Chase -- Andrew's Raiders Activity"

Hotlist of "Great Locomotive Chase" Sites

Congressional Medal of Honor Winners

This activity will involve writing and illustrating, as well as a study of the Civil War.  Surviving Andrew's Raiders (The Great Locomotive Chase) were awarded the first Congressional Medals of Honor.  Students will also learn about 19th Century steam locomotives and a myriad of other interesting facts, including the "Burning of Atlanta."  Small groups will work on this History On-Line Activity.  [This activity will be completed again in another quarter]

GO HERE TO GET PROJECT QUESTIONS
AND DIRECTIONS

11.  Radio broadcasting and writing Activity for each school
Check my "Old Time Radio Activity and Hotlist"

Radio Days Webquest


Orgainizing an "Old Time Radio" or Modern -Day Radio Broadcast Schedule
 

This activity will involve old time Charleston & National radio history, writing, dramatics, public speaking and even business management skills.  An actual (Old Time) radio station will be planned, programs produced, advertising sold and spots written, as well as news, sports, weather and entertainment.  All final products will be recorded on cassette tapes (audio only).  This will be a whole group cooperative project. [This activity will be ongoing throughout the year]   GO HERE FOR DIRECTIONS

12.  Abraham Lincoln Learning On-Line:   a myriad of activities of all types.
Check my table of Lincoln & Other Activities

More details will be provided when we become Lincoln experts later in the winter, and especially close to Feb. 12, 2005

ALL KINDS OF PROJECTS AVAILABLE.  GO TO  LINCOLN-ONLINE ACTIVITIES

13.  The Old National Trail Learning Activity, including Pioneer Life on the Trail
"National Trail Activity and Hotlist"

More details will be provided when we get closer to doing this unit.  We hope to learn about stage coach stops such as the newly restored Five Mile House, south of  Charleston.  The National Trail (U.S. Rte. 40) Marshall to Vandalia, will be celebrated.  It is now over 200 years old.    GO HERE FOR QUESTIONS AND DIRECTIONS TO DO THIS ACTIVITY

14.  FreeRice .com Trivia Activity where you can earn rice for needy and hungry people around the world

 

There are trivia quizzes for all subject areas.

15.  CASTLES AND KNIGHTS:  The Middle Ages Learning Activity
Building a Castle from National Geographic


Ludwig was Crazy for Castles (Story)


Duckster's Knights

Duckster's Middle Ages Daily Life


Cardboard Castle

 

"Students will learn much about a medieval castle including:  Why castles were built;  How they were built;  What materials they were build from;  Why castles are not still being built today;  The problems involved in designing and building castles;  What a castle built from modern materials might be like."  From Jerrie Cheek's Middle Ages and Castles resource page.  

 

16.Meet Those Famous Americans

 

A biographical project for the classroom, where students report back on information about famous Americans.  A plan and links are provided

 

17.  CLICK HERE TO GO TO THE OATH OF OFFICE ACTIVITY PAGE

CLICK HERE FOR THE "UNITED STATES NATIONAL ANTHEM" ACTIVITY PAGE

A U.S. History activity in which the student will learn about the office of President, will actually do two simulations involving getting elected, being the President, and other realistic processes.  In addition, the student will learn about the President's song, as well as doing a  "COMPARISON OF FIVE FORMER PRESIDENTS" to determine the greatest President of our history.  Go Here for the Student Directions for the Hail to the Chief Activity.  Also, you can study the history and meaning of the Presidential Oath at his or her inauguration

18.  Seven Wonders of the World Adventure Activity--Egypt

 

In this adventure activity, the Student will choose the set of wonders of the world that they would like to learn about:  Natural, Ancient, Forgotten, and Modern.  After choosing the set of wonders, the student will then follow an online puzzle to find many answers, information and new clues to finally end up with the treasure at the end.     Click here for information.

19.  E=mc2 A Kids Version of Einstein's Famous Formula

 

In this activity the E=mc2 famous formula, including what Pi is, will be covered with use of actual numbers to figure "how much energy"

20. "Learning to Debate Activity"  Click Here  A Teacher Page Student Page is provided

This activity coordinates with the Lincoln-Douglas Debate Learning Activity.  There are two parts for student jobs:  a mini-debate to learn how to research & prepare, and then a big debate part, in which an actual debate with timing, rules of etiquette and order of speaking will be followed.   Go here for directions 

21.   Population, Data, the U.S. Census Activity

This activity uses the U.S. Census website to learn to find a variety of information about our country.  Go here to start.

 

 

22.  Old Sayings Activity

 

OLD SAYINGS--THE MAKING OF A REALLY GOOD STORY (FOR YOUR OWN AGE LEVEL) OR, PERHAPS A REBUS STORY TO READ TO A 1ST GRADE CLASS!  Start Here

23.  The Lincolns Journey to Illinois, 1830 Activity Go to Here for Directions

This activity is planned for the children who live in Lincoln Land--Central Illinois--and students will study the math, history, sociology, and science of the migration of the Thomas and Sarah Bush Lincoln family into Central Illinois from Indiana.  An online puzzle, creation of a Lincoln family scrapbook, and a variety of activities are included in this learning activity.  

24.  Living with the Thomas Lincoln Family in Central Illinois Activity.   Go Here for Directions.

This activity is the followup (or separate project) to the Lincoln's Journey into Illinois Activity and covers the life of sustenance farmers in the 19th century, and the life of being a child living in the pioneer woods.

25.  16th President Activity Page

This page is a composite page of several Abraham Lincoln activities covering aspects of his Presidency and life in Washington D.C., during the Civil War.  Click Here for the Page

26.  Inventing and Inventions Learning Activity

An Activity to actually work on creating and developing a real invention.  Various aspects, history and examples of past inventions are considered in this activity.  Patents and Copyrights are also covered in this activity.
Go here to get directions.

27.  Samuel Morse and the telegraph Activity

An activity to study a little bit of history (the development of the telegraph by Samuel Morse), the person, and the technology of the telegraph with the actual making of a working telegraph system.  See activity #35 for a pre-requisite activity.  Go here for telegraph directions.

28.  DNA: A primer course

An activity to learn basic and more advanced concepts of DNA and its' uses in society.  Go here to start.

29.  The Gettysburg Address Learning Activity

Learn about the meaning of the famous Civil War speech by Abraham Lincoln.  It is considered the speech to change the war from saving the union to "freedom of slaves."  Learn about its' poetical style.  Go here to start.

30.  The Five Themes of Geography Learning Activity

 

This activity will help students to learn about latitude/longitude;  confluences; and use of GPS/GIS.  In addition it is great to do a project about countries of the world.  Go here to start

31.  The Abraham Lincoln Presidential Scavenger Hunt

 

This online puzzle will introduce the 16th President as the leader of the country during the Civil War.  Go here to start.

32.  Einstein's Big Idea by PBS

The PBS documentary entitled Einstein's Big Idea provides a great series of activities, including a scavenger hunt to learn a bit of Physics, concerning E=MC2, mass and energy.  Click Here for the Home Page.     Click Here for the PBS Lesson Plan and Scavenger Hunt.

33.  Black History Month Historical Activity Several ideas and links are provided to celebrate Black History month in February

 

34.  Computer Literacy 101 Concepts about the computer including how it works and other topics will be provided.

 

35. (The Scienes: OLOGIES/ ONOMIES Several different scientific areas and fields will be covered in this study of their names and what they cover.

 

36. "Be a Star"
Grammar and Sentence Structure

 

This is a study of grammar, sentence structure and related items
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38.  Compasses and Direction

 

MAGNETIC PULL, THE COMPASS & MAPPING

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