Manifesto for the New Millennium: Lesson Plan -
Students will brainstorm to think of what exactly they find wrong with their world, how they
think it should be, and what they in turn can do to help. Read sample student work and
Y1K: Life in the Year 1000 - http://www.cbc4kids.ca/general/time/millennium/y1k.html
What kind of food did people eat in the year 1000? How were they named, and how did they
live? Here is an interesting lesson plan for students as they approach the year 2000. Click
on Teacher's Guide at page bottom to find other resources.
The Passing of a Century - http://library.advanced.org/27629/index2.html
This site has it all built in for you--lesson plan, resources and references on site, quiz,
forum, art gallery and essay submission, and classroom guide.
People's Century - http://www.pbs.org/wgbh/peoplescentury/
From PBS, you can pass through the century decade by decade. This is a good resource for
decade-specific material. A teacher's guide is also available.
A Walk Through Time - http://physics.nist.gov/GenInt/Time/time.html
What better "time" to review how we have historically measured time? This web site will
take you through a fascinating look at the ways we have invented to keep track of our days.
You will travel across the globe to learn how cultures have dealt with the issue of the passing
of our lives through space.
Explorers of the Millennium - http://tqjunior.advanced.org/4034/
This ThinkQuest Jr. project will review those daring adventurers of the past millennium,
offering a quiz, a timeline, and a report.
CNN's Millennium - http://www.cnn.com/SPECIALS/1999/millennium/
Although this site was created to accompany the CNN TV Millennium series, the site alone is
worth a visit. It contains a new feature to explore each week (e.g., a flashback to the 19th
century, etc.) with trivia bits, and fascinating side notes along the journey.
CNN's Teacher Millenniumm Guide - http://turnerlearning.com/cnn/millennium/
Again, this site's intent is to partner the television series, but is very worthwhile
stand-alone. With perspectives, timelines, themes, connections, and questions.
Great Minds of the Millennium Lesson Plan - http://www.teachersfirst.com/2000.shtml
Intended audience is middle through high school.
2000/2001 -- When is the New Millennium? - http://www.faxmentis.nsw.edu.au/2001.html
A witty little ditty from a high school teacher down-under, in contemplating and properly
counting the right year for the millennium-- your students (and you) will enjoy this tale!!
What is the Invention of the Century? -
A provocative question. . . see what your students might think! Then submit your vote online.
Explore the Next Millennium -
Thoughtful lesson ideas for all school ages... choose a category (environment, conflict,
computers, school...etc.) and follow where the topics may lead you.
Master the Millennium Lesson Plan -
http://courseweb.tac.unt.edu/rhondac/cti/news2.htm#Master the Millennium
An inventive lesson plan has upper elementary students learning about the last 1000 years,
inventing a new technology for the next 1000, and of course understanding the millennium.
Millennium Mystery - http://www.irving.isd.tenet.edu/good/millennium.htm
The John R. Good Elementary School invites elementary school children to share their
thoughts about the millennium, and publish them on their web page.
Celebrate the Century - http://www.usps.com/ctc/
This US Postal Service web site features games and links to teacher lesson plans to celebrate the century.
The New Year Lesson Plan - http://members.aol.com/Donnpages/Holidays.html#NEW
December 1999: Y2K Celebrations, Calendars, and Time - http://www.pbs.org/teachersource/mathline/overview.shtm
FEMA for Kids: Y2K for Kids - http://www.fema.gov/kids/y2k.htm
Time 100: Leaders & Revolutionaries - Setting the Stage - http://www.pathfinder.com/time/time100/leaders/stage.html
Everything 2000- The Millennium Resource - http://www.everything2000.com/
Millennium@nationalgeographic.com - http://tectonic.nationalgeographic.com/2000/index.cfm
NASA's New Millennium Program - http://jpl-nmp.arc.nasa.gov/nmp/index.html
News Unlimited - Millennium - http://www.newsunlimited.co.uk/Millennium/0,2833,74613,00.html
That Wacky Millennium! - http://pw2.netcom.com/~rogermw/millennium.html
That Wacky Century! - http://pw2.netcom.com/~rogermw/century.html
Y1900 Connected to Y2K - http://www.edc.org/cgi-bin/NDL/get/98draftlessons/4.html
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