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Introduction to Europe's Languages & Religions
The question posed to the class is, "What makes a group?" The answer to that question results in a better understanding of the nature of culture. Race, location, religion, language, and group identification are explored as children pair up and consider how these traits define various regions in Europe.
6th - 8th Social Studies & History 50 Views 63 Downloads CCSS: Adaptable
A Tour of Europe - Creating a Database
With Europe as the subject, learners practice using a database to organize information. This lesson provides a step-by-step description that is useful when guiding them through this process. There are also worksheets and resource links that can make this lesson a rich experience.
6th Language Arts 4 Views 13 Downloads
Introduction To The European Union
A lot happened to European economics, policy, and social systems after WWII. This 24 page social studies packet provides images, reading passages, comprehension questions, and critical thinking questions regarding all things Europe from 1945-1980.
9th - 11th Social Studies & History 28 Views 104 Downloads
Emerging Democracies in Eastern Europe and Russia: How Are They Doing?
Students consider the success of democracies in Eastern Europe. In this government systems lesson, students research the implementation of democratic practices and rule in the countries of Eastern Europe following the Cold War. Students also discuss and rank the characteristics of democracies.
9th - 12th Social Studies & History 11 Views 34 Downloads
A Primary Source Picture Book
Travel through Europe with ten-year-old Teddy Roosevelt in this writing activity, which uses the picture book My Tour of Europe: by Teddy Roosevelt, by Ellen Jackson. After reading the book, readers compare it to passages from The Boyhood Diary of Theodore Roosevelt, both of which are primary sources of the same account.
4th - 12th Language Arts 6 Views 41 Downloads CCSS: Adaptable
A series of maps depicts pre-WWI to post-WWII Europe for your geographers. They use reference materials to help them correctly fill in the countries and the borders as they changed through time. A great resource for a history lesson, or in a language arts unit about a historical novel.
7th - 8th Social Studies & History 6 Views 56 Downloads
The Renaissance: Was it a Thing?
Why is the master and creator of this history-based video series claiming the Renaissance didn't even happen? Listen as he offers evidence for this interesting take on the period. The video discusses the significance of trade and wealth in Italy, the influence of the Ottoman and Islamic empire on the Renaissance, and the lasting impact of humanism in fifteenth and sixteenth century Europe.
11 mins 9th - 12th Social Studies & History 17 Views 10 Downloads CCSS: Adaptable
Mission Geography: Europe
Middle schoolers work together to research the history and culture of countries in Europe. They create an itinerary that highlights the characteristics of the country they are researching. They present their brochure to the class.
6th - 8th Social Studies & History 29 Views 114 Downloads
Travel to Europe
Students work in small groups to plan an imaginary trip to Europe, including Germany. They research travel routes, prices and popular sights of each destination. Students assemble a booklet describing their itinerary, budget, packing list, hotel and plane information and any relevant cultural tips.
9th - Higher Ed Languages 9 Views 20 Downloads
Your YUGO: Stayin' or Goin' Yonder?
Your sixth graders should enjoy this well-designed lesson plan on the five countries that once made up the country of Yugoslavia. They utilize websites embedded in the plan to gather information on many aspects of this region of Europe. Then, divide into pairs to create a trading card on the country they are researching.
6th Social Studies & History 3 Views 21 Downloads
Introduction to Age of Absolutism
Who were the absolute monarchs of Europe and what effect did they have on their countries? Young historians begin by naming qualities they believe are important for a monarch to possess. They then take notes on four key factors leading to domination of absolute monarchs of Europe, complete a map activity detailing five major European powers that emerged from the Age of Exploration, and analyze a primary source document on the concept of divine right.
9th - 11th Language Arts 68 Views 54 Downloads CCSS: Adaptable
How Does Your Garden Grow? Discovering How Weather Patterns Affect Natural Cycles
Emergent scientists examine the unusually warm winter of 2011-2012 (called the “year without a winter”) and its effect on blossoming times and pollination. Groups engage in a weather information scavenger hunt, compare climate maps, and collect data from the US and Europe.
7th - 12th Language Arts 41 Views 74 Downloads CCSS: Adaptable
The Geography & Peoples of Europe
Extremely throrough and informative, this presentation details many aspects of European geography and demographics, including natural resources, climate, topography, and population distribution. This slideshow would be an excellent companion to a unit about Europe, either in relevant pieces or in its entirety.
7th - 12th Social Studies & History 21 Views 219 Downloads
A Christian Europe Emerges: 300-1200
Wars, religious conflicts, political shifts, invasions, sounds like a soap opera. No, just the events that shaped medieval Europe. A good slide show can help you organize events, people, places, and information regarding any subject. This one will keep a lecture on the Christian emergence in Europe all lined-up.
9th - 11th Social Studies & History 8 Views 54 Downloads
Backpacking In Europe
Adventure is the hook where algebra learners cooperatively plan a backpacking trip across Europe. Before the adventurers know it, they are manipulating algebra equations to convert Celsius to Fahrenheit in order to predict the weather. This is a well-planned activity that is fun and also motivates algebraic learners to embrace the efficiency of solving for a particular variable in an equation.
8th - 9th Math 4 Views 5 Downloads CCSS: Designed
Turning the Tide in Europe, 1942-1944
Students explore the overall strategies pursued by the Americans and their British allies in the initial months of World War II in Europe. By examining military documents, students examine the decision to invade North Africa instead of France.
9th - 12th Social Studies & History 3 Views 11 Downloads
In order to review language skills, students in both upper elementary and higher grades can benefit from this activity providing an exploration of information related to Europe. This 12 question activity provides a reading passage, comprehension questions, and a multiple choice vocabulary quiz.
6th - Higher Ed Language Arts 18 Views 336 Downloads