Little Ice Age Teacher Resources
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The Little Ice Age
In this Little Ice Age instructional activity, learners read about changes in weather and temperature resulting in changes in rain fall and glacier movement. Students answer three critical thinking questions about the Little Ice Age that occurred as a result of these changes.
9th - 10th Science
The Sun, Moon, and Our Solar System: Teacher/Student Notes
Introduce basic Earth and space science to your budding astronauts. This handout works in two ways, the first part provides information about the sun, moon, eclipses, and Earth to be read to or by the class. The second part is composed of three hands-on activities that are intended to demonstrate the relative size and position of the planets and our moon's phases.
3rd - 5th Science
Settlement Exploration: Then and Now
NASA has crafted an imaginative and memorable series of lessons, "NASA and Jamestown Education Module." This lesson is one of the five components. In it, middle schoolers connect history and science by comparing the settlement of Jamestown in the 1600s to a future settlement of the lunar surface.
6th - 8th Science
Winter Landscape with Skaters by Hendrick Avercamp
In need of a quick set of ideas to use on a wintery day? Why not analyze Winter Landscape with Skaters with your class? After a thorough discussion, learners compare and contrast two paintings, research what curators do, draw landscapes, and write an imaginary biography of their lives as artists in the past.
7th Visual & Performing Arts
Bringing Climate Change Into the Classroom
High schoolers investigate the greenhouse effect and examine the potential effects of climate change in the Arctic. They construct a mini-greenhouse and test its effect on temperature, analyze historical climate statistics, and conduct an experiment about the insulating properties of sea ice.
9th - 12th Science
AP World History Unit Test Chapters 8-15
Get your AP historians thinking about the facts with this exam activity, which has students responding to 60 multiple choice questions about world religions, major events, and significant historical figures. The exam specifies chapters 8-15, however the text it is referencing is not listed.
9th - 12th Social Studies & History
Early 18c Europe: Proto-Industrialism
Providing key information, visually appealing pictures, and thought-provoking questions, this series of slides presents your class with a study of 18th century Europe as it becomes increasingly urbanized. From peasants to princes, the presentation prompts viewers to consider the impediments to economic innovation during this time, as well as population changes from villages to towns.
8th - 11th Social Studies & History
The Great Depression and FDR's New Deal
Find out about FDR's vision and the New Deal plan that helped pull America out of the Great Depression. The presentation focuses New Deal programs such as the Works Progress Administration, Agricultural Adjustment Administration, and the Civilians Conservation Core.
10th - 12th Social Studies & History
The Climate Change Skeptic's Argument: Natural Solar Cycles or Human Activity?
Teachers explore patterns in sunspots and total solar irradiance to understand the counterpoint to the human effect of global warming. In this professional development tool, teachers work through a lesson on the sun's natural patterns to better understand the earths climate change.
Higher Ed Social Studies & History
Historical Climate Statistics
Are we getting hotter? Let’s look at a sample locality where historical records exist and see what we can find out. Here is an activity that has young environmentalists plotting the average winter temperature in England from 900-1900. It also has follow-up discussion questions.
6th - 9th Science
Dark Skies: Volcanic Contribution to Climate Change
Students examine how volcanic eruptions affect global climate. They listen to first-hand accounts of the effects of a large volcanic eruption and illustrate a landscape to show understanding. They experiment with the loss of light and create a graph.
4th - 7th Science