Happy Monday and Happy Homeschooling!
Remembering and Learning Resources for 9-11, updated for 2015.
A couple of years ago our Patriot Day studies were geared a little more toward the younger boys than my big kids. Here’s the link to that study and the resources we used. https://stilllearningsomethingnew.com/2013/09/10/teaching-resources-for-patriot-day/
And, for this year, I’ve found the following resources to further our studies.
“Teach and Learn” from the 9/11 Memorial Museum https://www.911memorial.org/teach-learn
President Bush’s Address to the Nation from 9/11 http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=XbqCquDl4k4
Photo Gallery and More from the New One World Trade Center http://onewtc.com/gallery-images/2069/august-2014-site-update-looking-north-east-image-2
B and I (and which ever big kids happen to be home) will be researching and learning from these more mature sites:
Video Facts and Timeline of 9/11 Attacks http://www.history.com/topics/9-11-attacks
Post 9/11 and Terrorist Attacks Articles http://www.factmonster.com/spot/sept11features.html
Mathematical Perspective of 9-11 and After http://scottberkun.com/2012/the-math-and-aftermath-of-911/
Patriot Day Lesson Plans, Articles, Videos, and Teaching Tips http://www.uen.org/core/socialstudies/patriotday/
How to Prepare for a Terrorist Attack and Links to Other More Detailed Preparedness Plans and Facts from The Dept…
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“Skyscraper Day” is Sept. 3! Here’s the online resources from our study last year. It was a fun one! We learned a lot, too.
When we looked over this week’s special days (https://stilllearningsomethingnew.com/2014/08/29/special-days-in-september-2014/), the 3rd caught our attention, “Skyscraper Day”! This is a day to appreciate and admire the world’s tallest skyscrapers. With all the fantastic resources I found, this study will probably hold our interest for more than just a day. I’m thinking it’s going to be “Skyscraper Rest of the Week or Longer” for us. Below are the links we’ll be following as we learn about skyscrapers. This study will cover the subjects of science, math, language arts, history, geography, literature, and art. Most of the resources will apply to all ages.
Skyscraper Day Information http://www.holidayinsights.com/moreholidays/September/skyscraperday.htm
Fun Facts About Skyscrapers http://www.factmonster.com/spot/skyscraperfacts.html (there’s related links on the right side of the article)
How Skyscrapers Work Articles with Diagrams http://science.howstuffworks.com/engineering/structural/skyscraper2.htm
Time-lapse Construction Video http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Hdpf-MQM9vY
Virtual Field Trip – 360 degree Panoramic View from the Empire State Building http://www.nylocations.com/360-panorama/empire-state-building/
Skyscraper Emergency Engineering Lab Interactives http://www.pbs.org/wgbh/buildingbig/skyscraper/challenge/index.html
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