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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.
Students explore geometry using a Rubik's Cube. For 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.
Work on biographies and nonfiction text with this TIME Magazine article on Hillary Rodham Clinton. The article is short; at only five paragraphs, it could be a great reading comprehension activity or a model for a biography project. Six comprehension questions and a timeline allow young readers to delve into the subject more thoroughly.
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?"
Fourth graders explore properties of bubbles. In this lesson 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.
Students 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.
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.
Second graders create an immigration picture dictionary. In this immigration activity, 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.