Interactive sites, Lesson Plans & Good Stuff
Poetry:180 - a site from Library of Congress and US Poet Laureate, Billy Collins, provides 180 poems chosen for high school students, but most are good for intermediate students too) meant to be read aloud. 180 is to have one a day for each school day.
Molecules and Atoms Interactive Site- lesson plan and worksheets too.
CELLS alive! http://www.cellsalive.com/
CELLS alive! features videomicroscopy images and animations that show the cells of the immune system interacting with pathogens. Includes "The anatomy of a splinter," "How antibodies are made," and more.
Ancient Egypt from the British Museum
National Geographic Interactive- Secrets of Egypt
Heiroglyphics translator- Write your name in heiroglyphics
Ancient China (British Museum)
The site is divided into five 'chapters' which address themes or topics relevant to ancient China. Within each 'chapter' there are three sections: Story (narratives), Explore (pupil controls the order in which they access the information) and Challenge (historical, analytical, mathematical, or observational activities). Main topics include Crafts and Artisans; Geography; Time (how time was kept in ancient China; Tombs and Ancestors; and Writing (nature and uses of writing in ancient China).
Mr. Donn's Ancient Egypt Resources
China Webquest by Tom March
Tom March is one of the originators of WebQuests. This is the current (2005) version of the first WebQuest ever published (San Diego State, 1995). It is a great example of what a WebQuest was meant to be. It is very challenging though.
6 Paths to China- 6 Web activities about China, mainly with a modern China focus
Immigration 1830-1920 Interactive (6th grade reading level)
Lewis and Clark Interactive (5th gr. reading level)