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Xpeditions Express: City Scavenger Hut
Students take a virtual trip on the Xpeditions Express through Europe to the cities of London, Paris, Innsbruck, Venice, Budapest, and Istanbul. They select the cities they would most like to visit.
Open Cities: Europe
In this European cities worksheet, 10th graders find the countries of Europe on a map, match countries with capital cities, categorize different types of cities and identify cities from pictures and on a map.
Night Study Questions
Elie Wiesel is the author of 57 books, but he is most known for his Holocaust remembrance novel, Night. Provided here are over 60 study questions for the first nine chapters of the novel. While most of the questions focus on reading comprehension, you could easily add questions that focus on inferencing, connecting, etc.
Taking It to the Streets
Students read about a protest in France, led by students against the government's labor laws targeting youth. They research student-led protests over the past 50 years and role-play student protesters, reporters, and government officials.
Students study European cities and label countries on a map, match cities to countries, and answer true and false questions. In this European cities lesson plan, students also guess the names of cities they see pictures of.
Intro to Cold War
Eleventh graders are introduced to the events between the years 1949 and 1989. They list and explain key events and people that contributed to the development of the Cold War. Students are asked "what do you think Billy Joel meant by 'We didn't start the fire', and why do you think this has historical relevance, or does it?"
The Chemistry of Bigger Bubbles
Fourth graders explore properties of bubbles. In this instructional activity about bubbles, 4th graders perform an experiment. Students analyze the properties of bubble making substances and surface tension. Students create a square bubble. Students experience frozen bubbles through the aid of dry ice. Students use what they learned from the three experiments to answer questions about a situation.
Major Holocaust Themes in Elie Wiesel's Memoir, Night
Young scholars read accounts of children during the Holocaust and read Elie Wiesel's "Night". Using the internet, they share ideas and discuss topics with peers across the nation. They examine the role of the individual in the Holocaust and create a visual aid to accompany passages of "Night". Researching topics in groups, they gain more insight into the Holocaust.
First graders complete a unit on families and family structures. They create a family tree for their own family, construct a family mobile, sort and discuss photos of families from around the world, create a banner of ways to say "I love you," in different languages, and present an object that represents a family tradition.
Fall of Soviet Union/Rise of Chinese Communism
Ninth graders examine the reasons for the fall of communism in the Soviet Union and the rise of communism in China. They listen to a lecture and complete slot notes, listen to and read the lyrics to the song "We Didn't Start the Fire" by Billy Joel, and discuss the meaning of the song.
Word Search Match: Capitals of Countries
In this capitals of countries worksheet, students write the matching clue number by each capital and then locate and circle/highlight each of the thirty-six capitals in a word search puzzle.
Geometry and Rubik's Cube
Students explore geometry using a Rubik's Cube. In this 2-D and 3-D shapes lesson, students use the Rubik's Cube to find the center, edge and corner pieces. Students then find the dimensions of the Rubik's Cube and read the solution guide. After reading students demonstrate methods and algorithms.
Immigration Picture Dictionary
Second graders create an immigration picture dictionary. In this immigration lesson, 2nd graders visit Pier 21 and discuss how it has changed Canada. Students also discuss how the lives of the immigrants have changed. Students create a picture dictionary of new vocabulary words.
In this online interactive reading comprehension worksheet, students respond to 25 multiple choice questions about Elie Wiesel's Night. Students may submit their answers to be scored.
The Trial Review Quiz
In this online interactive reading comprehension worksheet, students respond to 25 multiple choice questions about Franz Kafka's The Trial. Students may submit their answers to be scored.
The Good Soldier Study Questions and Essay Topics
In this online interactive literature learning exercise, students respond to 8 short answer and essay questions about Ford Madox Ford's The Good Soldier. Students may check some of their answers online.
In this online interactive history worksheet, students respond to 10 short answer and essay questions about Sigmund Freud and his work. Students may check some of their answers on the interactive worksheet.
In this online interactive history quiz worksheet, students respond to 43 multiple choice questions about Europe between the years of 1848 and 1871. Students may submit their answers to be scored.
Crime and Punishment Quiz
In this online interactive reading comprehension worksheet, students respond to 12 multiple choice questions about Dostoevsky's Crime and Punishment. Students may submit their answers to be scored.
In this online interactive reading comprehension worksheet, students respond to 15 multiple choice questions about Bram Stoker's Dracula. Students may submit their answers to be scored.