Learning Together

A selection of websites, printables, project ideas, places to visit and other resources that come in very handy when you're learning together at home.

Dorman Museum, Middlesbrough


 

When the Dorman Museum was first built in 1908 it housed a natural sciences collection. This has since expanded to include ethnographic, archaelogical and local history displays. Currently the museum is hosting an Ancient Egyptian exhibition which is due to end in November 2010.

Walk Like An Egyptian!

The Dorman Museum is one of my favourite local museums to take the children to. We travel by bus to Middlesbrough town centre and then walk along Linthorpe Road to the museum, which takes approximately 30 minutes with a stroller and a 4 year old in tow.

Looking Something Up!

The Dorman Museum is situated next to Albert Park which is very convenient when the weather is nice. We have developed a little habit of going around the museum in the morning, having a picnic in the park and then staying there to play for the afternoon.

The fossil collection

The Dorman Museum website contains 8 permanent collections which are arranged over two floors. All are accessible by strollers and wheelchairs. The museum has several hands on exhibits and activity stations which engage younger children and keep their interest.

Millie On The Loose In The Dorman Museum

The museum is currently free and is open 6 days a week (closed Mondays). There are printable resources and activity sheets on the website, plus a couple of themed WW2 games that can be played online.

Evacuee Game 

Plane Spotting 

Posted by OneProudMomma at Tuesday, July 27, 2010 6:36 AM

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Death In Sakkara - Online Adventure Set in Egypt 1929


 

Death In Sakkara is from the BBC History website.

"Egypt, 1929. Journalist Charles Fox plunges into a darkly sinister world of intrigue, murder and mysticism in the hunt for a missing archaeologist.

Multi-layered and fiendishly challenging, you'll be lucky to get out of this adventure alive."

Posted by OneProudMomma at Sunday, July 18, 2010 1:09 PM

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Escape The Pyramid Online Game


 

Escape The Pyramid is a maze game where you have to guide your Egyptian out of the pyramid before your torch runs out - you also need to avoid the pharoah

Posted by OneProudMomma at Sunday, July 18, 2010 1:08 PM

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History On The Net - Ancient Egypt


 

The History On The Net site has a comprehensive range of materials aimed at both Key stage 2 and 3 pupils.

The section on Ancient Egypt has pages covering an Ancient Egyptian timeline, society, housing, food, clothing, farming, pyramids, mummies, hieroglyphs, numerals, quick quizzes and wordsearches.

There is also an online shop which sell PDF format colouring books & worksheets.

Posted by OneProudMomma at Sunday, July 18, 2010 1:03 PM

http://www.oneproudmomma.co.uk/learning/archives/2010/07/entry_147.html

Mummy Maker Online Game


 

Mummy Maker is an online game from the BBC History website.

"Enter the embalmer's workshop, where you are to prepare the body of Ramose, officer to the king, for burial.The chief embalmer, Kha, will be watching your work closely.

Complete your task perfectly, or he will be denied paradise."

Posted by OneProudMomma at Sunday, July 18, 2010 1:01 PM

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The British Museum - Ancient Egypt Site


 

The British Museum Ancient Egypt website is interactive and covers Egyptian life, geography, Gods & Godesses, mummification, Pharaoh, pyramids, temples, time, trade & writing.

There are different online activities in each section including

  1. Senet a board game that requires two people (but one computer)
  2. The Jeweller Of Memphis is a map reading puzzle game, where you have to enter coordinates to search for materials required by the head jeweller
  3. In Lost and Found you have to help Jane find her way out of the museum by waking up the god and godesses and bringing them items in return for their help
  4. Journey through The Underworld by selecting three spells from The Book Of The Dead
  5. Identify four objects in Ask The Experts by selecting the image that matches the description on your card
  6. Count the offerings in Temple Tally but don't forget to go to study the numbers in scribe school first!
  7. In Shuffling Time you have to arrange the 6 objects in the order they were made
  8. Tools Of The Trade requires you to match up an image of a tool with the appropriate description.
  9. Making Sense is an activity in which you have to read a story in heiroglyphs and select the correct glyph to finish the sentence on each page.

There is also a Staff Room section which is supposed to help you get more out of the site too.

Posted by OneProudMomma at Sunday, July 18, 2010 12:54 PM

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BBC Primary History - Statue of Ramesses II


 

The Statue of Ramesses II is on the BBC Primary History website. It contains text, photos and videos explaining briefly about Ancient Egypt, who Ramesses II was and the big bust.

Posted by OneProudMomma at Sunday, July 18, 2010 12:53 PM

http://www.oneproudmomma.co.uk/learning/archives/2010/07/entry_142.html

BBC Primary History - Rosetta Stone


 

This Rosetta Stone Site is aimed at primary school children, it contains text, photos and videos.

Posted by OneProudMomma at Sunday, July 18, 2010 12:52 PM

http://www.oneproudmomma.co.uk/learning/archives/2010/07/entry_141.html

BBC Primary History - Mummy of Hornedjitef


 

The Mummy of Hornedjitef is explained in this BBC Primary History site. The site contains text, photos and videos.

Posted by OneProudMomma at Sunday, July 18, 2010 12:51 PM

http://www.oneproudmomma.co.uk/learning/archives/2010/07/entry_140.html

Ancient Egypt at the Brooklyn Museum of Art


 

The Booklyn Museum of Art hosts an interactive online experience featuring over 1000 Ancient Egyptian objects featured in their Egypt Reborn : Art For Eternity exhibit. The pages provide information and activities about Egyptian art & culture.

Posted by OneProudMomma at Sunday, July 18, 2010 12:48 PM

http://www.oneproudmomma.co.uk/learning/archives/2010/07/entry_136.html

The British Museum Ancient Egypt Website


 

The British Museum Ancient Egypt website is interactive and covers Egyptian life, geography, Gods & Godesses, mummification, Pharaoh, pyramids, temples, time, trade & writing.

There are different online activities in each section including

  1. Senet a board game that requires two people (but one computer)
  2. The Jeweller Of Memphis is a map reading puzzle game, where you have to enter coordinates to search for materials required by the head jeweller
  3. In Lost and Found you have to help Jane find her way out of the museum by waking up the god and godesses and bringing them items in return for their help
  4. Journey through The Underworld by selecting three spells from The Book Of The Dead
  5. Identify four objects in Ask The Experts by selecting the image that matches the description on your card
  6. Count the offerings in Temple Tally but don't forget to go to study the numbers in scribe school first!
  7. In Shuffling Time you have to arrange the 6 objects in the order they were made
  8. Tools Of The Trade requires you to match up an image of a tool with the appropriate description.
  9. Making Sense is an activity in which you have to read a story in heiroglyphs and select the correct glyph to finish the sentence on each page.

There is also a Staff Room section which is supposed to help you get more out of the site too.

Posted by OneProudMomma at Monday, May 17, 2010 11:15 AM
Edited on: Wednesday, July 21, 2010 8:47 AM

http://www.oneproudmomma.co.uk/learning/archives/2010/05/entry_84.html

Monetary Mania


 

Wanting to present some factual information about macroeconomics to high school students in an engaging way, the IMF asked us to develop an online trivia quiz. We recognized that much of the excitement of such quizzes (from Trivial Pursuit to Wheel of Fortune) derives from the social element, so we developed this trivia quiz show in which you compete against two other players (representing the typical knowledge of high school students and college econ majors).

Monetary Mania 

Posted by OneProudMomma at Sunday, May 16, 2010 6:21 PM
Edited on: Wednesday, July 21, 2010 9:12 AM

http://www.oneproudmomma.co.uk/learning/archives/2010/05/entry_77.html

The International Monetary Fund In Action


 

The International Monetary Fund came to eduweb for help developing student and teacher activities and resources about money, economics, and the IMF itself. This suite of role play activities and reference material offers hands-on exploration of economic challenges, crises and preventative analysis.

The International Monetary Fund In Action 

Posted by OneProudMomma at Sunday, May 16, 2010 6:20 PM
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Into The Book


 

"Explore eight reading strategies for K-4 students and teachers in this interactive and in-depth reading comprehension site:

Make meaningful connections to climb to the summit of the Mountain of Understanding

Summarize the thrilling life of a talkative pirate

Evaluate books to successfully explore a distant solar system

Infer the real news in letters from pen pals

And much more!

Students can watch online videos, play learning games and interactives, and share their creations with friends and family. Teachers can delve into rich information and teaching resources, lesson plans, video and audio clips, downloads, and more.

Eduweb collaborated with the State of Wisconsin's Educational Communications Board on the design and development of the entire site, and particularly on the playful learning games and interactives that give students valuable practice with each reading strategy."

Into The Book 

Posted by OneProudMomma at Sunday, May 16, 2010 6:18 PM
Edited on: Wednesday, July 21, 2010 9:14 AM

http://www.oneproudmomma.co.uk/learning/archives/2010/05/entry_75.html

Amazon Interactive


 

Explore the geography of the Ecuadorian Amazon through online games and activities. Learn about the rainforest and the Quichua people who call it home. Discover the ways in which the Quichua live off the land. Then try your hand at running a community-based ecotourism project along the Río Napo.

Amazon Interactive 

Posted by OneProudMomma at Sunday, May 16, 2010 6:17 PM
Edited on: Wednesday, July 21, 2010 9:17 AM

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Trading Around The World


 

"The technicalities of international trade may be a snooze for middle school students, but a fast-paced game that challenges the player to buy low and sell high is just the ticket. We took an onsite activity and programmed a trading model that matches the player with computerized traders from around the world. Prices respond to the overall health of the global economy, and players can see how commodity prices change over time."

Trading Around The World 

Posted by OneProudMomma at Sunday, May 16, 2010 6:15 PM
Edited on: Wednesday, July 21, 2010 8:45 AM

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Understanding Slavery


 

"How could slavery have survived so long in American history? Our challenge with this site was to put American slavery into global context, and to explore the ways that it permeated American social and economic institutions. The result: a hybrid role play/interactive reference site that challenges the student to stop a slave auction, and then lets them explore the perspectives of the many people who had a stake in the institution."

Understanding Slavery 

Posted by OneProudMomma at Sunday, May 16, 2010 5:41 PM
Edited on: Wednesday, July 21, 2010 8:44 AM

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Where in the world and What in the world is Money?


 

"So you think you know what money is? It's those little round coins and paper bills printed by the government with someone's face on one side, right? What if money isn't a coin or a banknote or even a credit card? They may be common now. But not everyone in the world has used these forms of money for very long at all. Throughout history and around the globe, many different things have served as money. Play this game to find out just what money has been. You'll need to keep your wits about you if you want to get home. . . ."

Where in the world and What in the world is money?  

Posted by OneProudMomma at Sunday, May 16, 2010 5:39 PM
Edited on: Wednesday, July 21, 2010 8:44 AM

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What I Did for My Summer Vacation - Montana Historical Society


 

"What Did You Do For Your Summer Vacation?

Hop a plane to see Grandma in Florida? Drive all the way to the Grand Canyon with your family? Chat online with your friends all over the world?

Travel back in time and across the Treasure State to experience a summer vacation before you could do any of those things. Going by train was the fastest way to get there, driving was a grueling adventure, and the telephone was high-tech.

You'll experience the past through artifacts from the Montana Historical Society's collections. We'll tell you about their past, but we won't tell you what to think about them — that's your story to tell us!"

What I Did for My Summer Vacation 

Posted by OneProudMomma at Sunday, May 16, 2010 5:27 PM
Edited on: Wednesday, July 21, 2010 8:44 AM

http://www.oneproudmomma.co.uk/learning/archives/2010/05/entry_70.html

The Dakota Experience


 

Dakota Experience - Creating Communities, The Frontier 

"Euro-Americans came to the plains with baggage. Beyond the valuables packed in wagons were the values in their heads and hearts. Prairie novelist Ole Rolvaag presented this idea in his image of an immigrant trunk. Out of it came a way of life from the old country.

The Great Plains offered an open place to start anew, though few left old ways behind. From 1860 to 1880, the northern plains welcomed newcomers wishing to replant and grow diverse values. Missionaries carried their gospel, hoping to replace tribal ways with Christianity. Others sought and found chances to take part in local or territorial government. Still others looked for wealth, some in the mines of the Black Hills.

Explore the interactives and topics in this section to learn more about how people created communities on the frontier."

Posted by OneProudMomma at Sunday, May 16, 2010 5:21 PM
Edited on: Wednesday, July 21, 2010 8:46 AM

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