unit 3   Discovering Online Content Resources



The purpose of any course is to learn content. In the OPEN NH model for online courses all our content is delivered online. There are no textbooks or printed materials to purchase or use. So is there rich content available online for educators? In this unit, you’ll explore the online content available in the five core content areas: the Arts, English Language Arts, Mathematics, Science, and Social Studies. While there are tons of online written content presented at all learning levels. For this tutorial, we’ll explore elementary and middle level content in all areas. You can focus on your own individual area, or get a sampling of the richness of online resources available in all content areas.




After completing this unit, you will be able to:

  • Understand the richness of online content available in all five core curricular areas.
  • Recognize that online content is available at a wide range of understanding and ability levels.
  • Identify rich sources of online content available for online learning.



Watch one of the content oriented videos that present their content in engaging ways.

The Arts   The Power of Arts Integration

English Language Arts  Jolly Phonics Blending Tutorial 

Mathematics Abbott and Costello 13 X 7 is 28 on School Tube.

Science Simple Harmonic Motion by Paul Anderson on You Tube.

Social Studies  The Battle of Hastings 1066 - The Normans - BBC Two on You Tube.

Links For your convenience, the web addresses for the links in the readings and Activities Sections are provided below.

movie or video   The Power of Arts Integration    https://youtu.be/9XcIg3eX2FY 

movie or video   Jolly Phonics Blending Tutoiral   https://youtu.be/wogMY6FBrAo

movie or video   Abbott and Costello 13 X 7 is 28     http://bit.ly/qwgHG9

movie or video   Simple Harmonic Motion   https://youtu.be/tudxily5Qu0

movie or video   The Battle of Hastings 1066 - The Normans - BBC Two     https://youtu.be/oLy1LskT6Y8

website   Inside Art   http://www.eduweb.com/insideart/

website   What is Sculpture?   https://www.tes.com/teaching-resource/what-is-sculpture-7068212

website   Sentence Clubhouse    http://www.harcourtschool.com/activity/clubhouse/index_pre.html

website   Characters  http://home.freeuk.net/elloughton13/characte.htm

website   Math Playground Games   http://www.mathplayground.com/games.html

website   National Library of Virtual Manipulatives  http://nlvm.usu.edu/en/nav/vLibrary.html

website   Human Anatomy Online   http://www.innerbody.com/

website   You Try It  http://www.pbs.org/wgbh/aso/tryit/

website   Native America Names for Kids   http://www.apples4theteacher.com/native-american/names/index.html

website   Social Studies Skills Tutor   http://www.phschool.com/curriculum_support/ss_skills_tutor/



Below are some interactive sites in each of the 5 content areas that can be found online. These are but a few of the many resources available online.  Explore some of them.

The Arts

Inside Art

What is sculpture?

English Language Arts

Sentence Clubhouse



Math Playground Games

National Library of Virtual Manipulatives


Human Anatomy Online sponsored by www.MyHealthScore.com

You Try It from A Science Odyssey at PBS

Social Studies

Native America Names for Kids

Social Studies Skills Tutor



discussion     Online Content Discussion

Go to the Discussion Forum for this unit.

Consider what you learned from watching the video and looking at how some content can be delivered online in your content area. Notice how content is blended with 21st Century communication and learning skills.

  • What is your opinion of the quality and scope of content presented in the videos and online activities?
  • How might these kinds of resources be more engaging for learners?
  • How might you use internet resources to enhance your content knowledge?

Return to the Forum throughout the unit and engage in discussion about online content with your classmates.  Respond to at least two of your classmates' comments with a substantive comment that deepens the understanding or extends the learning.  Use your own experiences and examples to support your ideas.

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