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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.
6th - Higher Ed English Language Arts
Modern World Leaders Quiz
To understand current events, one must know the players involved. Upper graders will match 12 of the world's current leaders to the country they preside over. Leaders on this list include, but are not limited to, Asif Ali Zardari, Barack Obama, Nicolas Sarkozy, Hu Jintao, and Than Shwe.
9th - 11th Social Studies & History
Famous People: Student Worksheet
Older learners consider a list of famous people, and they fill in two columns; one in which they guess the celebrities' ages, and another where they look up their actual age. They construct a graph by assigning one of the columns the x axis, and the other the y axis.
6th - 9th Social Studies & History
Cristina Kirchner: Famous People (ELL Assignment)
This lengthy assignment for English language learners includes a one-page reading on the Argentinian president, Cristina Kirchner, and numerous activities/exercises that address listening and reading comprehension, speaking, vocabulary acquisition, spelling, and more.
6th - Higher Ed English Language Arts
Famous People Website
Eighth graders research famous people. In this case study instructional activity, 8th graders research an individual from West Virginia history. Students then design and construct a web-page that showcases what they have discovered about their historic figure.
8th Social Studies & History
A Social Studies Lesson
Providing background information on a topic is key to building a deep understanding. This resource is less of a presentation and more of a complete lesson which will use images, bio information, and activities to build your students understanding of the Civil War.
4th - 5th Social Studies & History
I Can Be Whomever I Wish
Famous people who have overcome obstacles are the focus of this language arts and social studies lesson. Pupils are introduced to the concept that they have the ability to overcome obstacles in life. They read selections embedded in the plan about people who have overcome obstacles, then fill out graphic organizers which are also included in the plan.
4th - 6th English Language Arts
Famous People in History
This is an introduction intended for grades 6-8 that focuses on famous people. It begins by asking learners to think about what makes a person famous. It shows various individuals in recent decades that have been considered famous, then it introduces the famous people they will be studying throughout the year.
6th - 8th Social Studies & History
Compare And Contrast-- People of Eminence
In this social studies worksheet, students are directed to a Web site to read about famous people. Students choose 2 people and use a Venn diagram to compare and contrast. Students then investigate the difference between being "famous" and being "great" as they contrast 2 other people.
5th - 6th English Language Arts
Polar Scientists: Polar Science
Research skills are extremely important and they can be linked to any subject. Get your class thinking about scientists that study the polar region, what they do, and how they get funded to continue their research. Each child uses a worksheet and the Internet to research five to ten different polar scientists.
3rd - 8th Science CCSS: Adaptable
On the Trail of the Hudson's Migratory Fish
Ever wonder how scientists track fish underwater? Your class can learn how with this informative worksheet. First, they will read a paragraph about androgynous fish, tagging, and data analysis. Then, your scientists must answer five short-answer questions.
3rd - 5th Science
The Not -So-Famous Person Report
Young scholars prepare a "not-so-famous" people report and presentation. In this research and presentation instructional activity, students determine what makes a person important in their judgement. They interview or research a person who they consider to be interesting or life changing before doing an oral history report.
9th - 12th English Language Arts
Nelson Mandela's Birthday
Students complete a variety of vocabulary-related activities with a focus on a news article about Nelson Mandela's 89th birthday. They read the article, define key vocabulary terms, identify the famous people mentioned in the text, answer comprehension questions, and complete comprehension worksheets.
9th - Higher Ed Social Studies & History
How Scientists Work
The arsenal of tools a scientist uses to observe the world are varied. This great presentation gives students a look at some of the strategies they should use when looking at the world around them. The information can be used as a precursor to experimentation or just as a means to spur discussion about scientific work.
4th - 6th Science