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A Little Trouble in Amsterdam
Students read A Little Trouble in Amsterdam and discuss their reading. For this reading comprehension lesson, students complete pre-reading activities and post-reading activities for the book A Little Trouble in Amsterdam by Richard MacAndrew.
A Birthday in Amsterdam
Learners view Rembrandt's etching, View of Amsterdam. They compare commerce and trade of 17th-century Amsterdam to modern day. They create self-portraits of themselves as children with birthday gifts during the 17th century.
Winter Landscape with Skaters by Hendrick Avercamp
In need of a quick set of ideas to use on a wintery day? Why not analyze Winter Landscape with Skaters with your class? After a thorough discussion, learners compare and contrast two paintings, research what curators do, draw landscapes, and write an imaginary biography of their lives as artists in the past. Neat ideas that can be modified to fit any number of art lessons.
Jump-Starting Research with Visual Thesaurus
Young scholars navigate the Visual Thesaurus to find keywords for research. In this keywords activity, students use synonyms, hypernyms and hyponyms to find keywords. Young scholars understand why some searches are effective and some are ineffective.
Anne Frank: One of Hundreds of Thousands
Learners conduct research to put Anne Frank's diary into historical context. They use maps, timelines, essays and websites to examine the early victories of the German army, paying special attention to the Netherlands and experiences of Anne Frank.
Anne Frank: Writer
Students read excerpts of "Anne Frank's Diary" and analyze it for Anne's thoughts on feelings, relationships and behaviors she noted while her family was in hiding. They make a poster that reflects their analysis and present it to the class.
Changing from Active to Passive-Transforming Amsterdam
In this active voice and passive voice activity, students respond to 10 questions that require them to change the sentences from active voice to passive voice.
Before seeing this presentation, your class might not have a grasp of the contributions to art, science, and politics made by the Dutch in the 16th and 17th centuries. Comprehensive and engaging, the many images and discussion points in this slideshow will keep viewers' attention throughout your lecture on world history.
What They Left Behind: Early Multi-National Influences in the United States
Students examine how the European voyages of discovery influence American culture even today. They map eighteenth century Europe's impact on the United States.
The First Jews in America
Students investigate how Jews established roots in America. Students determine the difference between religious tolerance and separation of church and state. Students participate in a role-play activity using primary and secondary resources.
Mapping Colonial New England: Looking at the Landscape of New England
Students understand the similarities and differences between English and Native American conceptions of the land and town settlement. They understand how the colony of Massachusetts developed and expanded. Students understand the causes of King Philip's War. They understand how maps can reveal the cultural assumptions of particular times and places.
The Sensory Palette: Setting the Impressionism Scene
Students investigate the lives of classic impressionist painters such as Monet. In this art history lesson, students utilize the Internet to research the impressionist period of painting and the masters of the genre. Students write biographical studies of Claude Monet and Vincent Van Gogh.
House Two: The Red and Blue House - Schroder House, Utrecht, The Netherlands
Students analyze the architecture of the Red and Blue House in The Netherlands. In this architecture analysis lesson, students analyze The Schroder House and complete discussion questions. Students also complete follow up activities, read about the background of the architect, and complete a research project.
Grade 5: Elementary Social Studies Test: Document 2, 2008
In this 5th grade social studies standardized test practice worksheet, students examine documents and tables. Students respond to 1 essay and 5 short answer questions that require them to review their knowledge of social studies.
In this famous person activity, students read a passage about Anne Frank and then complete a variety of in-class and homework activities to support comprehension, including partner interviews, spelling, cloze, synonym matches, and scrambled sentences.
Students study themselves in a mirror paying close attention to every attribute on their face. In this self portrait lesson students create a self portrait the same way as Rembrandt has done many times. Students also ask themselves a series of questions to help them compose a personal self portrait which portrays themselves in the best possible way.
Jump-Starting Research with the Visual Thesaurus
Students practice expanding their vocabulary by utilizing a visual thesaurus. In this web search lesson, students examine search engine inquiries by utilizing different keywords to get different results. Students work with a personal computer, internet access and Google.
Jewish Immigration Out West
Eighth graders, in groups, receive written summaries of the major people and events represented in the exhibit, as well as additional documents and websites.
Anne Frank: Writer
Students view the diary from a literary perspective, consider Anne's writing style and content and explore their own literary skills. They also research the Holocaust.
Writing - Combining Ideas to Write Descriptive Paragraphs
Students develop a strategy for combining various ideas into well formed sentences which then combine to produce effective descriptive paragraphs.