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.
3rd Social Studies & History
A Wizard of Earthsea: The Fantasy Tradition
Take a look at the fantasy genre in this second lesson for A Wizard of Earthsea by Ursula K. Le Guin. Pupils read about fantasy and explore books that fit into the genre. They then discuss the relationship between fantasy and realistic fiction.
7th - 12th English Language Arts CCSS: Adaptable
A Teacher's Guide to the Signet Classics Edition of Mark Twain's The Adventures of Huckleberry Finn
Whether new to teaching The Adventures of Huckleberry Finn or an experienced pro, you’ll find useful resources in this teacher’s guide. The 40-page packet includes background information, historical context, an annotated list of characters, a synopsis of the novel, discussion questions, a list of significant quotations, and activities for each block of chapters, writing prompts, and a detailed list of group and individual project ideas.
10th - 12th English Language Arts
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.
3rd - 5th English Language Arts
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).
4th Social Studies & History
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!
3rd English Language Arts
Wonders of the World
Fifth graders investigate a famous structure. In 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.
5th Visual & Performing Arts
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.
8th English Language Arts
Subject-Verb Agreement Rules
In 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.
7th - 8th English Language Arts
The Greatest Educational Change America has Ever Seen
Learners 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.
4th - 6th Social Studies & History