Teacher resources and professional development across the curriculum

Teacher professional development and classroom resources across the curriculum

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Interactive Timeline: The Events of 1831

In what ways were some of the events of the year related? Nat Turner’s rebellion, evangelical revivalism, cabinet resignations and the invention of the first steam engine make 1831 an especially momentous year. View non-Flash version.

Interactive Timeline: to 1876

Revisit the events up to 1876. See how the histories of Native Americans, women, African Americans and labor have always been an integral part of the American story. View non-Flash version.

Interest Group Recap

There are special interest groups for many purposes, and you likely belong to one without even knowing it. Find out which groups might be of interest to you.

Legislatures and Democracy Recap: The Lawmakers

You are a congressperson trying to pass your education bill. Join in the extensive public debate, committee work, and parliamentary maneuvering necessary to achieve majority legislative support for your bill.

Life Span Development

Explore major developments that take place across the life span. Select specific stages (childhood, adolescence, etc.) to learn about biological, cognitive and psychosocial development at each stage.

Medieval Hats

Hats were an important part of medieval garb. Look at pictures of five medieval hats and try to determine which of the people listed wore which of the hats.

Medieval M.D.

You are a doctor in the Middle Ages with three patients to cure. Read about their symptoms and decide what medieval treatment to prescribe.

Numbers in Nature

Many Renaissance artists and architects used the concept of the golden mean which was thought to be visually pleasing. An Italian mathematician developed a series of numbers related to the golden mean; see if you can detect the pattern.

The Path of a Case

You just graduated from law school and want your first case to go all the way to the Supreme Court. Read some case summaries and pick a case you think will make it to the Supreme Court.

Put Your Money to Work

One way to be sure you'll have enough money to live comfortably when you retire is to put your money in a savings account where it will collect interest. Find out how simple and compound interest can help your money grow and calculate your own savings.

Reaction Time

You'll be challenged to test your reaction time under different conditions and then compare the results. You'll find out how processing in the brain changes reaction time under different conditions: being distracted, being presented with emotionally charged stimuli, or being faced with increasing complex tasks.

Research Methods

Imagine you are a research psychologist. Learn about proposing a hypothesis, using the scientific method, collecting and analyzing data and respecting the basic rights of humans and animals.

Story Weaver

Reflect on a medieval tapestry and write a story about what you think is going on. Read stories that other site visitors have written about the tapestry.

This Just In

Different forms of media can present different views of the same story. See how your point of view might change as you read an article, watch a news clip and read an online article about the same event.

Timeline: Global Politics Recap

Reveal key foreign policy decisions through U.S. history. Select “You Decide” to test your knowledge.

Timeline: History of Psychology

Learn about the historical foundations of contemporary psychology. Use the timeline to explore key events, publications, and perspectives that have shaped psychology from the late 19th century to the present.

What is Your Affiliation?

Political parties have platforms that describe their principles and issue stances in areas such as taxes, education and immigration. Answer the questions to see which party (Democratic, Republican, Green and Libertarian) is your best fit.

Which famous cathedral collapsed?

After looking at four photos of cathedrals, try to choose which one fell and see if you can determine, from the pictures, why it might have collapsed.

Who Says We're Alike?

You are working for candidate Fletcher. Read his political profile, view the demographic profile of the city, and decide which random sample increment to use when you conduct your first telephone poll of Republican women.

Why did Copan Collapse?

What happened to bring about the collapse of Copán, once a thriving center of Maya civilization? Study evidence of its monuments, soil and plants, homes, farms and archaeological remains and use your Copan journal to record important clues.

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