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Brussel Sprout Bunny
Students create miniature "brussel sprout" bunnies using clay pots, brussel sprouts, mini poms, Easter grass, and fake silk flowers. This lesson is intended for the upper-elementary classroom during the Spring season (March or earl April is ideal).
Winter Landscape by Pieter Brueghel
Learning about art is more than just looking at pictures, it's critical thinking, social studies, analysis, and observation skills all rolled into one. You'll share the painting Winter Landscape by Pieter Brueghel with your class, first by going over background information and then by working through a guided observation. After that, the class will be ready to participate in any of the nine activity options included in this resource.
Heart of Darkness Quiz
In this online interactive reading comprehension activity, students respond to 25 multiple choice questions about Joseph Conrad's Heart of Darkness. Students may submit their answers to be scored.
Breaking News English: Libya No-Fly Zone
Students discuss a current event. In this interactive current events lesson plan, students evaluate an article on Libya not having a no-fly zone. They listen to the article and are given the opportunity to express their opinion in multiple forms. This lesson plan includes worksheets, vocabulary, homework, and a writing prompt.
Words in the News
Students observe and demonstrate how read and comprehend a short news report. They read an article about AIDS and HIV testing, define key vocabulary terms, and complete a skimming activity. Students then take a quiz and complete a variety of comprehension worksheets.
Lesson 1: Cruciferous Vegetables
Students explore the nutritional benefits of vegetables such as broccoli, cauliflower and cabbage. They identify ways to prepare and eat the vegetables. Students discover ways to select and store vegetables. They discuss the positive effects of the foods.
Historical Witness: Social Messaging
Students research the effects of the Industrial Revolution through art and satire. In this Industrial Revolution lesson, students complete a Venn diagram, a symbolism study, a satire study, and complete an art activity to define the period and its effects.
Europe To The Max DVD: Four Great Cities of Europe Questions
In this geography skills worksheet, students watch the video "Europe to the Max." Students then respond to 18 short answer questions about London, Amsterdam, Brussels, and Paris.
Celebration and Satire
Students analyze 19th-century paintings that depict celebrations in various ways. In this visual arts lesson, students view samples of paintings during the Industrial Revolution and discuss the effects of that time period on society. Students examine the techniques various artists used to show celebrations. Students create a painting of their own favorite celebration.
In this famous peopleworksheet, students read a passage about Audrey Hepburn and then complete a variety of in-class and homework activities to support comprehension, including partner interviews, spelling, cloze, synonym matches, and scrambled sentences.
The Day of the Jackal Activity Worksheet and Progress Test
In this The Day of the Jackal activity and progress test worksheet, students respond to a total of 20 short answer, multiple choice, matching, and fill in the blank questions pertaining to The Day of the Jackal.
Capitalization of Proper Nouns and Proper Adjectives
In this capitalization of proper nouns, proper adjectives worksheet, students review capitalization rules and rewrite 9 sentences using capitalization where needed.
Historical Witness: Social Messaging
High schoolers create political cartoons that feature satire. In this political cartoon lesson, students examine examples of satire and caricature prior to creating their own political cartoons that feature the French Revolution or Industrial Revolution.
In this reading comprehension worksheet, students read a 6-paragraph article about the Iceland volcanic eruption that halted European transportation in 2010. Students respond to 5 short answer questions regarding the article. Vocabulary words and definitions are also included.
Commas With Dates and Geographic Units
Middle schoolers read and edit fifteen sentences by adding commas in the correct places. The focus of the mini-lesson is using commas with dates and geographic units.
Students explore Vanity Fair, a Novel without a Hero, by William Makepeace Thackeray, which is a novel about English society in the early 1800s. It is set during the Battle of Waterloo.
Vanity Fair Part 5
Students watch the fifth part of "Vanity Fair." students answer and discuss questions relating to this section of the film.
Vanity Fair Part 6
High schoolers watch the sixth part of "Vanity Fair." students answer and discuss questions on this section of the video.
Students create itineraries for a one-week journey. They design and create itineraries for a journey to three cities in their target language country. They write a report and research the Internet and other resources for their information.
"You're Probably Tired, Dear Diary" - Children's Diaries during the Holocaust
As part of the study of WWII and the Holocaust, class members read a series of diary entries written by children during the onslaught of Nazi occupation. Each entry is accompanied by biographical information and discussion questions. The tone of the entries becomes more and more terrifying as the persecution progresses.