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Edinburgh Festival Lessons That Teach About Culture And Art
The Edinburgh Festival provides a way for students to explore lesson plans about opera, theater, and music.
Reading Comprehension 8 â€“ Checking Train Times
For this reading comprehension worksheet, students read and analyze a short passage on "Checking Train Times," and then answer twenty reading comprehension questions associated with the passage.
In this online interactive history quiz worksheet, students respond to 45 multiple choice questions about the accomplishments of Charles Darwin. Students may submit their answers to be scored.
Things That Make Britain Great
Take a trip to Great Britain with this fun reading lesson! Young learners read an article about many famous attributes of Britain - 101 of them, to be exact - and finish several comprehension and grammar activities about what they have read. The lesson is designed for English learners, but could work for any reading level. Note: Don't use the article as an example of a well-structured piece of writing, as it is only a list in paragraph form.
Rowan Atkinson: Famous People, ELL Assignment
This 13-page assignment was designed for English language learners. It includes a one-page reading on the comedic actor Rowan Atkinson and 10 activities/exercises that focus on listening and reading comprehension, speaking, vocabulary acquisition, spelling, and more. An answer key is provided for some of the exercises.
In this summer festival activity, students read a 7-paragraph article about European summer festivals and respond to 6 short answer questions. Vocabulary words and definitions are included.
For this famous leaders worksheet, students read a passage about Queen Elizabeth and then complete a variety of in-class and homework activities to support comprehension, including partner interviews, spelling, cloze, synonym matches, and scrambled sentences.
Time Problems in Context
In this time problems in context worksheet, middle schoolers solve 40 real life telling time problems. Students use timetables to calculate travel times and also use a pay scale to figure out weekly earnings in English pounds and pence. This page is intended for online use but may be completed on paper.
In this Scotland worksheet, students complete questions and discussions on 5 pages that pertain to the geography and culture of Scotland. This is intended for use by ESL students.
Students read about European holidays and then design their own creative festival. In this cultural awareness activity, students use primary and secondary resources in order to uncover facts and practices that occur during European festivals.
Out and About: Minibeasts
Students get up close and personal with invertebrates. In this mini-beasts instructional activity, students may visit the Natural History Museum, the Bramley Frith Education Centre, the Edinburgh Butterfly and Insect World online or in-person to discover details related to the animals.
City Skylines Quiz
For this online interactive geography quiz worksheet, students respond to 15 identification questions about the pictured city skylines. Students have 4 minutes to complete the quiz.
Is It Hot, Or Not?
In this reading worksheet, learners answer 20 true/false questions about cities around the world. If an answer is false, students write the correct answer.
Is It Hot or Not?
In this research skills worksheet, students read 20 statements regarding the temperature in world cities. Students mark them as true or false and provide evidence for their answers.
Knowledge Test #1 about U.K. and U.S.A.
In this knowledge test #1 about U.K. and U.S.A. worksheet, learners interactively answer 30 multiple choice questions about the U.K. and the U.S.A.
Students explore the diversity of European festivals. For this cultural diversity lesson, students visit selected Web sites to research ancient festivals, the Edinburgh Fringe, and the Glastonbury. Students may organize their own festivals.
Living in the UK
Students research the countries in the United Kingdom. In this geography lesson, students visit suggested websites and complete the included worksheets. Students work in pairs to complete the questions. This is a WebQuest lesson.
What would make your life better?
Students view a survey that looked at family life, education and healthy and safety and found life wasn't as good as it could be for lots of kids in the UK. All the viewpoints of the students is analyzed and discussed in depth within this lesson.
Edinburgh- Scotland's Capital City
In this geography of Scotland worksheet, students examine a pictorial map of Edinburgh. The map is unlabeled but shows the parks, waterfront and residential areas of the city.
New! A Ticket to Philly—In 1769: Thinking about Cities, Then and Now
While cities had only a small fraction of the population in colonial America, they played a significant role in pre-revolutionary years, and this was certainly true for the largest city in the North American colonies: Philadelphia. Your learners will begin by considering how a city is like an organism, adding to T-charts that list what the main intakes, internal processes, and outputs of a city are and how they are performed. They will then familiarize themselves with the main elements of a city map and "take a walk" through eighteenth century Philadelphia, reading a narrative filled with sensory imagery and valuable historical information.