Interdisciplinary Resources

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Art

Common Visions, Common Voices
These lessons use art and trickster stories to help students understand that people in various cultures are more alike than different.

Wartime Posters Activity
Students investigate the impact of posters during WWII. Activities, focus questions. Requires Internet access.

Music

The Rock and Roll Hall of Fame and Museum
Outstanding lesson plans on a wide variety of topics using rock music and language arts skills.

Songs 4 Teachers
Free, original theme-related songs and poems for educators to download, activities, books suggestions, midis, links and more.

Science

EcoGraphics Turns Trash Into Interdisciplinary Treasure
Students explore the impact of trash and take action. A great example of thinking globally and acting locally. Posted at Kodak.com.

PBS Learning Media
Interdisciplinary activities for health, language arts, social studies, math, and science using video clips from PBS programming.

Twain and Technology
This teaching resource presents information and links related to the technology of the late 1800s. It is based on Twain's novel, A Connecticut Yankee in King Arthur's Court.

Social Studies

A Black History Treasure Hunt! from Education World ®
Four Web-based treasure hunts for different ages.

Building on Biographies
Ten ways to teach biography. Scroll down for additional biography resources.

The Evolution of Languages
A beautiful site exploring etymology, regional dialects, cognates, and geography.

A Guide for Community Living
Students use photographs to improve their English (a second language for many) and to learn about community services. Designed for 7th and 8th graders, located at Kodak.com.

Literature & Life: The Givens Collection
African-American literature in historical context. An impressive site located at PBS.org.

Mr. Donn
Free social studies lesson plans and activities for K-12.

News and Views
Students combine reading newspapers and speaking skills with an ongoing study of current events.

Pocahontas and John Smith
In this WebQuest students investigate the information presented by a variety of sources. They evaluate the most reliable information and compile it into a chapter for a fifth-grade textbook. Written for high school students but accessible to gifted 7th grade and above.

Time Machine, from Houghton Mifflin.
"Students research and roleplay an interview with a person from the past to learn about important events in history."

Treasures@Sea
A literature-based unit about the ocean. It contains Web-based lesson plans, interactive games, puzzles and quizzes, print activities, and experiments.

Turning Points in History
Students use newspaper resources to investigate specific incidents in history. Accessing this unit requires Adobe Reader.

The United States Mint h.i.p. pocket change ™ Web site.
Elementary language arts and history activities based on coins.

Wartime Posters Activity
Students investigate the impact of posters during WWII. Activities, focus questions.

Western-Pacific Literacy Network-CNN SF Learning Resources
Web-delivered instruction using current and past CNN San Francisco bureau news stories.

What did you do in the war, Grandma? An Oral History project
Interviews are published online. This site could be a model or a motivator for your students.

Technology

Cyberspace at Discovery.com
Vocabulary, comprehension questions, activities, links.