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Final Regents Review: Rome
Take a trip to ancient Rome in this presentation, which includes details about Roman life, society, politics, and religion. Viewers will be enthralled with the vivid maps and pictures in these slides, which could lead to a discussion on the rise and fall of the Roman Empire.
9th - 12th Social Studies & History 7 Views 43 Downloads
Click and open a link to three related worksheets all focused on primary source analysis and the Protestant Reformation. Included are three short documents for learners to consider, an image of the inquisition, and several thinking questions based on the readings.
7th - 9th Social Studies & History 13 Views 63 Downloads
Why did Henry VIII divorce Catherine of Aragon?
Learn about the causes and effects of King Henry VIII's divorce from Catherine of Aragon. The divorce was a turning point for England and in some ways led to the colonization of the New World. A role-play activity is included.
6th - 8th Social Studies & History 3 Views 9 Downloads
Why Did King Henry VIII Divorce Catherine of Aragon?
Why did King Henry divorce Catherine of Aragon, and how did he make divorce possible? Young historians will read through each informational slide to learn the story of Catherine of Aragon, King Henry, and Anne Boleyn. They will then respond, in paragraph form,to four critical thinking questions.
6th - 8th Social Studies & History 3 Views 16 Downloads
Writing Exercises: The Byzantine Empire II
Get your scholars writing about history in this short-answer worksheet on the Byzantine Empire. In complete sentences, they consider context and details of the Byzantine culture. Learners explain contributions made to engineering, compare and contrast the 2 primary branches of the Christian church, and examine the role of Constantinople in The Crusades.
9th - 12th Social Studies & History 6 Views 44 Downloads
Writing Exercise: Medieval Europe
Combine subjects with a cross-curricular writing exercise. Although limited as an engaging or interactive activity, this Medieval Europe activity has learners responding to 3 clear and simple prompts, each of which can easily lead into deeper research.
6th - 10th Social Studies & History 12 Views 79 Downloads
Renaissance and Reformation Chapter Test
This is a traditional textbook chapter test on the Renaissance and Reformation, complete with eight multiple choice questions, six fill-in-the-blank, and a 10-question matching section identifying key individuals and terms from the period. There is also a brief analysis section on a map illustrating the spread of Protestantism across Europe.
6th - 10th Social Studies & History 23 Views 25 Downloads CCSS: Adaptable
Structures And Mechanisms
Eighth graders explore and demonstrate an understanding of the factors that contribute to the efficient operation of mechanisms and simple machines. They design and make a mechanical toy device that moves a given object a specified vertical and horizontal distance, and investigate the efficiency of the mechanical device.
8th Science 26 Views 99 Downloads
Bless Me, Ultima: Culture and History
"The orange of the golden carp appeared at the edge of the pond. . ." The second session in a 10-lesson unit study of Bless Me, Ultima examines the cultural and historic context of the novel. Just as Antonio struggles trying to align his Christian faith with the pagan elements of his culture, class members need to read the provided background information about the traditions pulling at Antonio to understand his confusion.
9th - 12th Language Arts 3 Views 2 Downloads
The Diversity of American Colonial Societies: 1530-1770
An extensive view of the demographic, environment and diversity found in early American colonial societies. Older learners are provided with a fairly clear image of the many different people who came to the New World. There is a lot of information in this slide show, it is probably intended for use over a period of weeks.
10th - Higher Ed Social Studies & History 16 Views 47 Downloads
16th Century: Martyrs
A martyr is a person who is put to death for his/her beliefs. Kids will learn about the French and English martyrs from the 16th Century. They view the images and information in each slide in order to prepare a written response to a short essay question.
7th - 9th Social Studies & History 3 Views 0 Downloads
Henry VIII's Problems
Poor old King Henry, boo hoo! He has so many problems. The class gets to help old Henry out as they read each problem and then think of a solution. This would be a great time to discuss what King Henry did, and what he could have done differently.
6th - 8th Social Studies & History 4 Views 12 Downloads
How did Religion Differences Lead to the Great Schism?
Get your theologians pondering the Great Schism through primary and secondary source analysis. They begin with a Do Now assignment, reading an excerpt from Exodus and responding with both a display and referential question. Consider think-pair-share at this point, before moving on to 2 informational documents on movement with the Christian church.
7th - 10th Social Studies & History 4 Views 42 Downloads