For a number of years now researchers have educated the public and reinforced the statements that tans are unhealthy, and the sun can cause skin damage and even cancer. Still, the local pool is packed and the beaches are more for “catching some rays” than swimming or surfing. As the atmosphere above is damaged, the sun’s ultraviolet rays become more dangerous each year. What can you do to help students understand the importance of protecting their skin?
If you’re explaining the Internet to your students, try this exercise that graphically illustrates how information is sent.
X-height: Since everyone with a computer is a graphic designer by default, we might as well know the correct terminology.
Students can have fun with this language exercise, and communicate with classes in other countries on the internet.
Several years ago, the Teachnet staff reviewed a very cool product from VR Toolbox. Check out the latest version of VR Worx™ at their website, and download the free demo to try it yourself.
A fun art activity to accompany a unit where students learn about Indians from the area that is now the state of Arizona.
The student will learn about different cultures’ approaches to the traditional U.S. Thanksgiving holiday.
People produce a lot of trash, and in spite of many efforts, our landfills are filling up. What can be done about the garbage we produce, and how can this wasteful public attitude be changed?
Parents can help their children do this lesson on neighborhood awareness. It’s one thing to say you do or don’t like your neighborhood, and quite another to know why.
To teach “real-world” money management with an in-classroom shopping environment.
Show students what it was like to live in the age of World War 2.
Archive of Teachnet’s ballot from the dramatic 2000 Presidential Election.
After studying a certain location (city, state or country) students will write diary entries from the perspectives of fictitious people, listing positive aspects of the location studied. This activity would be a way of assessing the students’ knowledge of the area studied.
Organizational skills have got to be high on the list of things our students need improvement in. While flow charts may not seem to be for everyone, they are part of a project management process that is researched and works very well in not only showing the process of a project, but in its best form, also the time needed for completion.
History is study of the past so that one can learn about their position in the present. In other words, “How did I get here?” In order to understand how a person has arrived in the place and setting that they are in, it is important to learn about the events and situations that have shaped and influenced our community, society, and human condition.