Thursday, July 16, 2009

Food Play - Resources About Food and Diet

Food Play Productions produces and performs educational plays about healthy lifestyle habits. In addition to the plays, Food Play produces a nice selection of resources for teachers to use in their classrooms. Food Play also has resources designed for kids, teens, and parents to access on their own. The type of resource that visitors to the site will find are things like "school wellness" checklists and "snacking guides."

Applications for Education
Food Play's education resources are not interactive resources, but they are informative. Health and physical education teachers should find the resources to be good supplements to their lessons.

The Economic Fairy Tale

The Economic Fairy Tale is a short video produced by Dodjit for the purpose of explaining the causes of current global economic climate. The video is embedded below.

The Economic Fairy Tale from dodjit on Vimeo.

Applications for Education
This video could be a nice introduction or summary for a lesson on global economics particularly with regard to the mortgage industry.

Here are some related resources that may be of interest to you:
The Crisis of Credit Visualized
Understanding the Financial Crisis - Say it Visually
Investing in Plain English

JFK's "We Choose the Moon" Speech

This video of President Kennedy's 1962 speech at Rice University is also available as a part of the We Choose the Moon website that I posted earlier this week.

Today marks the 40th anniversary of Apollo 11 and the We Choose the Moon website has now activated "stage two" of the flight for you to follow along with.

CNN Student News Summer Special

CNN Student News has produced a summer special. The episode highlights the biggest news stories of the summer. The episode also features advice from upperclassmen for in-coming high school freshmen.
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Applications for Education
This episode of CNN Student News might be good to show in a ninth grade social studies class on one of the first days of school. The video would be good to use as a review of summer news as well as providing students with advice that could help their transitions to high school.