Thursday, June 18, 2009

Sir Paul McCartney Was Born

Sir James Paul McCartney (born 18 June 1942) gained worldwide fame as a member of The Beatles, alongside John Lennon, George Harrison, and Ringo Starr. McCartney and Lennon formed one of the most influential and successful songwriting partnerships and wrote some of the most popular music in rock and roll history.

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Lesson Plan Information
Title: Hey, Hey, It's the Beatles!
Objectives: Students will learn about the Beatles, and the contributions their music made to the the pop music that came afterward.
Grade Level: High School / College
Subject: Culture / Music
Materials: Access to the Internet; print materials about the Beatles; Beatles' CDs.
Time Needed: Two to five class periods
Provided by: National First Ladies' Library (Author: Averil McClelland, Kent State University)

Sunday, June 7, 2009

Knud Rasmussen (1879–1933) Was Born

Knud Rasmussen was a Greenlandic polar explorer and anthropologist. He has been called the "father of Eskimology" and was the first to cross the Northwest Passage via dog sled. He remains well known in Greenland, Denmark and among Canadian Inuit.

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Lesson Plan Information
Title: Knud Rasmussen – “The Old and the New”
Objectives: Students will read “The Old and the New” from Knud Rasmussen’s Report of the Fifth Thule Expedition 1921-24 and will identify and debate the changes in Inuit life that came with the establishment of trading posts.
Concepts: Trading posts in the Arctic.
Grade Level: Middle School
Subject: Inuit Culture
Materials: Copies of “The Old and the New”
Time Needed: Two 50-minute class periods
Provided by: SILA – An Educational Website About Inuit Culture
Year: 2005

Friday, June 5, 2009

World Environment Day 2009

World Environment Day (WED) was established by the United Nations General Assembly in 1972. WED is hosted every year by a different city and commemorated with an international exposition through the week of June 5. WED agenda is to stimulate awareness of the environment and enhance political attention and public action.

- Wikipedia

Lesson Plan Information
Title: Global Warming
Objectives: By the end of this lesson, students will:
  • Understand the greenhouse effect and global warming impacts
  • Analyze global warming diagrams
  • Complete a Venn Diagram that compares various points of view on global warming
    Grade Level: 9-12
    Subject: Environmental issues
    Materials: Access to the Internet
    Handouts: Global Warming Venn Diagram (PDF file); Global Warming Project Ideas (PDF file).
    Time Needed: Five 50-minute class periods
    Provided by: PBS (Author: Lisa Prososki)
    Year: 2008