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Investigate the culture and economics or Southern Africa in this text-companion worksheet. Learners read about the gold trade, apartheid, wealth division, and traditional lifestyles in this region. They take notes and answer 4 short-answer comprehension questions as they read the selection. A graphic organizer is provided for notes, and should be copied into notebooks. Vocabulary words are defined on the side. Intended for use with the McDougal Littell World Geography text.
Characters On Parade - The Triumphs of Love, Chastity, and Death and The Triumphs of Fame, Time, and Divinity
Kindergartners examine pieces of artwork and make masks to wear in a classroom parade. They examine images of The Triumphs of Love, Chastity, and Death, and The Triumphs of Fame, Time, and Divinity. After looking at the characters that are depicted in the images, they create masks to be worn in a parade.
Should the Ming End the Treasure Voyages?
During the first century of Chinese Ming dynasty (1368-1644), the government sent out a total of seven voyages into the Indian Ocean. Young historians will discuss, explain, role play, and compare the decisions made by rulers during the Ming dynasty. Background information, classroom activities, and a time line of each of the seven voyages is included.
Celebrate Hispanic Heritage Month!
Students use information from the U.S. Bureau of the Census to create a bar graph, a picture graph, or a circle graph showing the country of origin of U.S. Hispanics.
The "T" in Art is for Thinking
Learners analyze a painting and create a slideshow presentation based on their analysis of the work. They include information about artistic elements and principles, knowledge about the time period or artistic style represented, and the artist's history.
The Race to Dominate the Known World
High schoolers describe cause/effect relationship of a European country's need for resources, exploration, colonization, and settlement of different regions of the world beginning in the 14th Century, and role play representatives of assigned countries.
Mapping the Human Journey
Students use several online tools to follow patterns in the migration of people. They compare patterns of today to those in the past. They research the migration of their own surnames. They discuss reasons for modern and ancient migrations.
The Land and People Before Columbus
The major pre-Columbian settlements are studied in this excellente social studies lesson. Fifth graders explain how geography and climate influenced the way various nations lived and adjusted to the environment, and focus on eight essential questions which cover migration, cultural, religius, agricultural, and social practices of the settlements.
The Royal Art of Benin
Students investigate how the king of Benin used brass plaques to project an image of power to the people of Benin. They locate Benin on a map, explore various websites, and create a paper wall plaque that conveys symbols of power.
Breaking the Codex
Students work with an online multimedia show to study the life of Leonardo da Vinci in Renaissance Italy. They explore different writing systems and create an advertisement for one of Leonardo da Vinci's inventions.
Looking at Human Struggle Through The Language Arts Curriculum: The Faces of Slavery
Sixth graders examine the use of slavery in the United States. Using a map, they draw the route of the Tecora and Amistad voyages. Individually, they write an essay describing their opinions on whether the Africans on the ships should be able to go free. They write a journal entry role-playing as someone on the ships and re-write one of the books in the form of a cartoon or children's book to end the lesson.
Writing: Topic Sentence/Supporting Details
In this writing skills instructional activity, students read a piece titled "Volcano Zone!" and then respond to 6 questions regarding topic sentences and supporting details.
The Eye of the Artist: The Work of Devorah Sperber
Students explore the work of Devorah Sperber. In this mixed-media art lesson, students examine Sperber's "After Mona Lisa" and then create 3-dimensional pixel art pieces.
Conquest of the Americas
Students study the Aztecs and Incas. In this Aztecs and Incas lesson plan, students discover their similiarities and differences and how the Spainards defeated both. Students create a picture book about one of these empires.
Love is ... Business Studies
Students celebrate St. Valentine's Day. In this holiday lesson, students discover details about Lupercalia, St. Valentine, and modern traditions of the holiday.
Rosencrantz and Guildenstern Are Dead Quiz
In this online interactive reading comprehension worksheet, students respond to 25 multiple choice questions about Tom Stoppard's Rosencrantz and Guildenstern Are Dead. Students may submit their answers to be scored.
AP World History Unit Test Chapters 8-15
Get your AP historians thinking about the facts with this exam worksheet, which has students responding to 60 multiple choice questions about world religions, major events, and significant historical figures. The exam specifies chapters 8-15, however the text it is referencing is not listed. If it doesn't fit exactly with your unit, consider using some of the questions, and forego the lengthy process of writing multiple-choice options.
Sixth graders examine the renaissance period in history and explore various topics related to this time period. In this renaissance lesson, 6th graders recognize how the renaissance period changed the nature of society and consider how migration and cultural diffusion influenced other world societies. Students analyze economic ideas that had a major impact on world events and identify various artifacts related to the renaissance period.
Loco for Cocoa
Is there anything better than chocolate? This series of cross-curricular lessons lays out five to seven days of a study on chocolate. Over these days, learners watch video clips about how chocolate is made, compose poems and legends, complete a map and timeline of the history of chocolate, and interact directly with chocolate. Complete with short informational texts, options for evaluation, and extensions, this unit could be used as is or altered to suit your classroom needs.
The Math in the Design and Building of Bridges
Research various types of bridge designs. Your class will be asked to consider what it would be like without bridges while learning about how they work. They will construct a model bridge based on given parameters. They then calculate cable circumferences, length and thickness. There are many activities with this plan including geometric shapes, trusses, and rubric for evaluation. This could easily be made into a unit.