October 3, 1906 - SOS Morse Code
In this writing prompt instructional activity, students learn that October 3, 1906 was designated as the international distress code. Students create their own type of code system that helps them create secret messages.
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New Review Reading Assignments: Crash Course Study Skills #2
What's the difference between recognition and recall? Which one will help you on the test? Learn more about reading strategies and retaining information from large sections of text with the second video in a playlist about study skills.
10 mins 7th - 12th English Language Arts CCSS: Adaptable
Transportation and Communication
Students take an in depth look at communication. In this communication lesson, students discuss the effectiveness of codes, languages, and transportation in communication. Students participate in a problem solving activity that requires...
6th - 9th English Language Arts
Who Invented Writing?
Cuneiforms and characters, hieroglyphics and cartouches, Morse code and Pig Latin. Who invented writing? Why, the Sumerians and the Chinese, of course. Viewers watch as the video narrator details the development of writing from art,...
4 mins 7th - 12th English Language Arts CCSS: Adaptable
Supercomputer Breaks Its Own Record
Young scholars tour the inside of a computer, and then step back in time to meet some of the people who contributed to computing technology's development. They write about the specific innovations they found to be the most interesting.
6th - 9th 21st Century Skills