World Population Map

October 16, 2017

Here is an interactive map of the world with a population density overlay.  In the top left corner you can input any year to find the corresponding population data overlayed on the map.  In addition there are other overlays available to you, like life expectancy and CO2 emissions.  Feasibly because of the depth of these overlays this site could be used for either a science or social studies lesson.

You can find it here.

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Histography – Interactive Timeline

October 16, 2017

This interactive timeline covers literally all of Earth’s history.  Every conceivable event in the history of life on this planet is covered, including human achievements.  Every event is linked to more resources for video examples and more information.  Could be used as a good starting spot for research or just as a cool tool to use for exploring.  Website is easy to navigate and beautifully designed.

You can find it here.


Moon Phases

October 16, 2017

This article talks about the different phases of the moon. It explains what each phase is and the difference between them. It also includes pictures of the different phases. That way, students are able to see the differences and start to apply what they know to what they see in the sky.


All About Oceans and Seas

October 16, 2017

This article discusses the oceans and seas on our planet. It also explains the life in the sea, along with the different components of the ocean. It explains tides, waves, and other naturally occurring phenomenas. This article is good for second and third graders because it gives them a basic understanding of what is going on in the ocean.


Teaching Tools for Geography

October 15, 2017

This page on Edutopia provides teachers with five different tools that they could use to make teaching geography more exciting and fun to teach. This will also help the students to be more interested in the lesson and be more engaged. After each tool is listed, there is a small paragraph explaining the tool and where it is from. There is also a link to the tool so that it is easier for teachers to explore the new tool and see if it is best for them. In the comments sections, I noticed that someone saw that a link was changed and shared the new link to one of the tools so that people who have looked at this page after the change can still find the tool to check it out and use it.


Smithsonian Ocean Portal

October 15, 2017

The Smithsonian Ocean Portal is a guide for teachers when educating students on different topics involving the ocean. This website provides educators with activities, lessons, and other educational resources. There are lesson plans for a variety of topics and grade range. This includes mapping the ocean floor, learning about coral reefs, and even about Humpback whales. Teachers can search on this website for lessons by topic, title, or grade level, making it easy to use and accessible for a variety of educators.


How to feel to be in Colonial times

October 15, 2017

Students are able to look at the different aspects of colonial life that were present back then.  This is a site that the students can choose to be different people of the time period; school teacher, clergy, tribe member, and farmer. The website gives different scenarios that talk about how a certain person in this time period would have acted and dealt with problems. This site talks about various aspects of the different parts of colonial life. It is very interactive and gives history on each click made. There are also many other situations that this site will be able to offer exploring different time periods.

If you want to experience this interactive site click the link.