Arabian Nights Teacher Resources
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Tales from Arabia
Third graders explore and develop interest in reading of foreign lands through the reading of The Arabian Nights and a variety of Cinderella stories. Students participate in a variety of folk literature activities. Students recognize the voice in different books.
Stories from the Thousand and One Nights
Students hold a Thousand and One Nights storytelling festival with each one memorizing a story to relate to classmates. While examining provided resource links, they select and practice a story they would like to retell. As a dress rehearsal, students present their stories to lower grade students prior to holding their main event.
Literature - Overview - May
Third graders study sayings and phrases, poetry and stories in this month's activities.
Storytellers from Different Lands
In this reading worksheet, students read a story from 5 different countries. Students choose 2 of the stories to make a chart showing their similarities and differences.
Wonders of the World
Fifth graders investigate a famous structure. For this Wonders of the World lesson, 5th graders examine the architecture of a famous structure of the world. Students answer questions about their structure. Students gather research, write a paragraph and find a picture of their structure. Students share in an exhibit.
Inside the Mind of the Unreliable Narrator
Create interdisciplinary connections and promote high-level inferences by studying unreliable narrators.
Desert Fever: A Student-Centered Approach to Learning About the Middle East
Explore the exciting and diverse geography, people, history, governments, and economies of the Middle East. Curious minds develop a basic vocabulary of Arabic terms and work with various materials to create an aesthetically pleasing, easy-to-understand board game for their own use (and for use by their peers).
Just-Us and Kindness: A Voice for Children: King Day
Eighth graders investigate philanthropy. In this service learning lesson, 8th graders read human rights literature and use information gleaned to discuss children's rights around the world. Students discuss scenarios meant to prompt personal acts of philanthropy.
Subject-Verb Agreement Rules
For this subject verb agreement worksheet, students read information about subject-verb agreement and then identify the correct verb in a sentence, practice using delayed subjects, and underline the verb that agrees with the subject in compound sentences. Students also correct errors in three paragraphs and answer a total of seventy five fill in the blank, short answer, and multiple choice questions.
Tales From Arabia: Lessons in Literature and Character
Explore the mysteries of Arabia with this unit. This unit is about folk literature and focuses in particular on the stories "Aladdin" and "Ali Baba & the Forty Thieves" from The Arabian Nights (or The Thousand and One Nights). This series of lesson plans is incredibly detailed and includes a series of appendices with supplementary materials such as worksheets, vocabulary lists, tests, answer keys, and more!
The Greatest Educational Change America has Ever Seen
Students examine the history of the penny. In this Lincoln Bicentennial One Cent teachers guide, students connect the life of President Abraham Lincoln to the 1-cent coin in his honor through a variety of lessons and activities.
Open Sesame: A Magical World of Reading
Third graders, through six lessons, study tales of Ali Baba and the Forty Thieves and Aladdin and the Lamp from The Arabian Nights.
Scheherazade: A Musical Story of Arabia
Third graders complete a short unit of lessons on the relationship between the Arabian Nights and the musical work, Scheherazade. They listen to music, trace the route of icons on a music map, play a simple rhythm, and listen to the story of Sinbad.
Internet Fact Hunt at the "Fact Monster" Web Site- May #4
In this Internet fact hunt worksheet, students access the "Fact Monster" web site to answer 5 multiple choice questions. They answer US history, science, literature, and geography questions.
Learners examine magnetism and the different kinds of magnets. In this electrical lesson students illustrate the components of a household electrical circuit.
With Detective Fiction in the Urban Classroom
Students listen to a verbal explanation of the function of deductive reasoning and problem solving. They read one of Donald Sobol's 'Two-Minute Mysteries' and complete a worksheet requiring them to write out the information which is prior knowledge and the informational clues provided by the culprit.
Learning About Paul Klee
Students examine the artwork of Paul Klee. They create their own work of art that is similiar to Klee's and state what they can remember about him.
Why is the Middle East so Stereotyped in the West?
Students examine the stereotypes used to classify the Middle East. After taking a regional literacy survey, they discover their own global awareness. They discuss how stereotypes are formed and how they persist over time if not stopped.
Islamic Roots of Judaeo-Christian Culture
Students discuss the stereotypes associated with the major religions of the world. Using primary sources, they summarize the information and role play various roles to the class. They participate in a debate between the different points of view of each religious group.
How Does Ancestry Affect Folklore?
Students break into groups of 4 or 5 and choose an option to demonstrate a different cultural perspective in a fairy tale or other folklore that they are familiar. Possible choices are: PowerPoint presentation, video, digital storytelling, etc.