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Two areas of the arts are addressed in this series of terrific lessons. Sixth graders look at artistic styles and create pieces of art that represent each period. The music lessons focus on the same time periods. Learners listen to, and compare works from the Baroque, Classical, and Romantic time periods. This 21-page plan has everything you need embedded in it to allow you to successfully implement the lessons with your young art lovers.
Students are shown an "Old Mother Twitchett" poster, and they review the riddle. They are introduced to "Flour of England" by viewing a poster. Students are asked if they have ever watched someone in their families bake a pie or cake. They are asked if they can name any fruits.
Twelfth graders research historical turning points, gather-data, and extrapolate possible alternate outcomes. They work individually to choose one historical event from Attachment D, Historical Turning Points. Students complete either an expository essay following the directions in Attachment H or a class presentation following the directions in Attachment I.
Introducing students to the Tudor line with informative and interesting bullet points about Henry VII, Henry VIII, and Elizabeth I, this presentation would be a good tool to contextualize a British Literature class or as an introduction into European History. Each piece of information makes a good launching point from which teachers can carry a thorough and engaging class discussion.
Students write letters to penpals. In this geography/literacy lesson, students become penpals with a classroom in England to learn about customs and society across the ocean. Flat Stanley by Will Holton is read aloud, and students decorate a "flat me" to look like themselves. Students follow a letter template and include personal information to be shared with their penpals. A bibliography is included.
Young scholars activate prior knowledge about French and English history. In this historical fiction literacy lesson, students list information they know about the French Revolution and the history of England. Young scholars contribute ideas to complete the first column of a KWHL chart for A Tale of Two Cities, then discuss what they want to know with a partner. Students complete the "How I Will Find Out" section of the chart as a whole class. A resource list with several websites is included.