Knovation Site of the Day

Learn Online: Count Us In

 This title page is the entry point to fifteen different games to help students learn basic number concepts. The games cover ideas such as volume, time, sorting, and patterning, as well as counting, addition, and subtraction. The list of games gives the objective of each one and how to play. There is also a page that provides extension activities for teachers to use in conjunction with the individual games. There are several ways the player can play most of the games, so it reinforces the concept.July 22http://www.abc.net.au/countusin/default.htm

The American Civil War: An Environmental View

 So much has been written about the Civil War on so many topics. This several page site looks at the environmental impact the Civil War had on geographic features of the North and the South. One of the premises is a conjecture of what an EPA impact statement on the Civil War might look like. Possible examinations could include the impact on soldiers, animals, farmland, and forests. Find primary source materials that help illustrate the effects. The author also looks at the effect of loss of fences in the South. What an interesting way of evaluating the consequences of war.July 21http://nationalhumanitiescenter.org/tserve/nattrans/ntuseland/essays/amcwar.htm

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