On this page you can find examples of virtual lessons as well as enrichment activities!
Virtual Learning Lesson
This is an example of a virtual learning lesson for parents to view!
Follow along with the video to see what lessons look like for your student! If you have trouble with accessing the lesson in Pear Deck, don’t worry! The lesson has simply expired, but you still can follow along with the video and read the article below!
The article for this lesson is from Newsela. Newsela makes resources accessible to all reading levels. The article for this lesson can be accessed at a 3rd, 5th, 7th, or 9th grade reading level.
Take a Virtual Trip!
Are you curious about what Van Gogh’s Starry Night looks like up close? Or the difference between modern and contemporary art? Would you like to wander round a museum halfway across the world.
With Google Arts & Culture you can visit top exhibits, zoom in on artworks in mind-blowing detail and browse thousands of stories, photos, videos, and manuscripts. Be your own curator by finding your favorites, creating your own collections and sharing them with friends. Travel anywhere with tours of iconic sites, famous buildings and natural wonders, on your screen or in VR. Learn something new everyday.
Visit Colorado’s History Museum to find out more about our heritage. PIck one field trip to learn more about how people settled Colorado.
- Japanese Internment Camps
- Colorado Fur Trade
- La Gente: Colorado’s Mexican History
- Ute Tribal Paths
- African American History
Accelerated Reading & Independent Reading
Do you need to know if the book you are reading is on AR? Want to find out how many points it is? How about the grade level or your book? Check out AR Bookfinder site.
DPS Library Link Lion Library, use your lunch id to sign in.
Need an Audiobook? Check out this excellent site. English Language Learners can also find material to help practice reading skills.
Free Ebooks from Project Gutenberg—This site has classic books from all ages and for all ages.
Check out the book list for AP literature –a 10 th grade high school class which carries college credit. Have your parents help you pick out books to build your literary background knowledge.
Take a FREE college class from top Universities.
First– Watch this video on “What is a MOOC?”
Next– Ask yourself what do you want to study in college? What would you like to do as a job? What type of hobbies do you have that you would like to know more about?
Then, watch the short video description under the title of the class. You will meet your teachers and they will describe the class.
Finally, have your parents help you sign up for the service that is offering the class–Future Learn, edX, Coursera–make sure when you sign up for the class you pick “AUDIT” which allows you to take the class for FREE.
REMEMBER: You can just watch the videos and learn something or you can try the entire class. Check it out!!If you need additional information, you can ask Ms. Metz at email@example.com
Cool Classes You Can Take
- Flexagons and the Math Behind Twisted Paper–Weizmann Institute of Science–Israel: Learn how to make flexagons – beautiful and unique paper constructions – and explore the math behind them.
- Understanding Fashion: From Business to Culture– Institut Francais de la Mode–France—From its impact on culture and society to consumer behaviour, discover the business of fashion…THE famous French fashion school.
- Archaeology: from Dig to Lab and Beyond —University of Reading–England—Get an introduction to studying archaeology, exploring exciting discoveries in the Vale of Pewsey, near to Stonehenge and Avebury.
- Understanding Money: the History of Finance, Speculation and the Stock Market-–.University of Southhampton–England —Explore how money, investment and finance have been represented in arts, literature and popular culture over the last 300 years.
- An Introduction to Screenwriting –University of East Anglia–England—This online course explores the key concepts and fundamental principles involved in the process of screenwriting.
- Football: More than a Game (soccer) Excellent course–University of Edinburgh–England–– Explore the role of football –also known as SOCCER– in the world today – including finances, clubs, nations and rivalries.
- The Rise of Superheroes and Their Impact On Pop Culture –SmithsonianX–United States—EXCLUSIVE! When you complete a verified certificate in this course, you will receive digital artwork from a current comic book artist.
- Introduction to AP* Human Geography--University of Texas-–Explore key issues in human geography, including population, migration, cultural patterns and more as you prepare for the AP exam.
- The Scientific Revolution: Understanding the Roots of Modern Science--University of Groningen– Netherlands––Learn about the seventeenth-century Scientific Revolution and its role in shaping the modern Western world.How did the science of today come about? What constitutes ‘modern’ science? How does science relate to religion? Answer these questions and more with this course that travels back in time to the seventeenth-century Scientific Revolution to explore the roots of modern science. In this course you will critically explore the history of science, challenging established simplistic narratives of how science has developed. You will also examine modern scientific methods, the relationship between science, religion and secularism, and, if you work in science, consider the origins of our own discipline.
- Innovation: the World’s Greatest–University of Leeds–England—Understand what innovation means and consider the history and developments of innovations that are important in our daily lives.This course considers innovations throughout history identifying that very few innovative ideas are new; the vast majority take something that is already working and improve it, be it a product, service or process.You’ll consider the development of an innovation that you are particularly interested in, and, through a short project, produce and share with other learners your interpretation of its history.
- Understanding Money: the History of Finance, Speculation and the Stock Market—University of Southhampton–England—Explore how money, investment and finance have been represented in arts, literature and popular culture over the last 300 years. Understand the key concepts of money, credit and debt, and the stock market.What is money? What does money do? How has the understanding of economics changed over the years? Explore the answers to these questions and more in this online course.On this course, you will learn how literary, cultural, visual and historical studies have offered new ways of understanding money and investment. You will look at popular representations of finance in visual culture and literature and explore the social meaning of credit, debt and the role of the market. You will also investigate financial crises in history and analyze how the media presents this information to the public.