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Fifth graders research a year in history. In this research lesson, 5th graders choose a year between 1801 and 1999 and write three research questions to answer about their year. Students must include three major events and investigate the biographies of three famous people from that year.
Fourth graders share their information about their home state. In this research lesson, 4th graders use graphic organizers to make a travel guide about the state of Indiana. This lesson could be modified for use with any state, it also contains adaptations for both disabled and advanced students.
Students present a travelogue, an alternate format to preparing their writing, of a specific U.S. geographic region that includes the aspects of population, climate, landforms, economics, culture, famous people and places and natural resources. Various graphic organizers are utilized within this lesson.
In this personal health activity, students research biographies of famous people using the Internet or library in order to nominate someone for an empathy award. They fill out the nomination form for this fictitious award by telling how their nominee has shown empathy.
Meet some of the people who made headlines during the 1920s. You'll be introduced to names of famous musicians, politicians, bad guys, athletes, reformers, and writers of the time. Images of each individual along with a brief about their accomplishments is included. A wonderful resource to use when introducing the Roaring Twenties.
In this famous people learning exercise, students read a passage about 50 Cent and then complete a variety of in calss and homework activities including spelling, cloze, synonym matches, and scrambled sentences.  
Students discuss what they know about famous actors. In groups, they work together to match new vocabulary words to their definitions. They read an article about the Cannes Film Festival and answer questions.
Second graders study heroes, inventors, and explorers and role-play as one of the people. For this theatre and history lesson, 2nd graders review the people and their accomplishments using a Promethean flipchart. Students then act out one of the people using pantomime.
In this famous people worksheet, students read a passage about Brad Pitt and then complete a variety of in-class and homework activities to support comprehension, including partner interviews, spelling, cloze, synonym matches, and scrambled sentences.
Second graders explore today's jobs and use graphic organizers to classify them as providing a good or a service. A variety of resources, such as fiction and nonfiction literature, artifacts, photographs and diaries, are used to acquire information about daily life and the types of jobs that existed in the past.
In this famous people worksheet, students read a selection about Leonardo DiCaprio and complete a variety of comprehension questions including but not limited to a synonym matching, spelling and vocabulary, writing and sequencing activities.
In this reading comprehension worksheet, students read a 6-paragraph article about the Iceland volcanic eruption that halted European transportation in 2010. Students respond to 5 short answer questions regarding the article. Vocabulary words and definitions are also included.
Students explore the impact of fame on students of celebrities, and how their childhood experiences contribute to their own celebrity status.
For this famous people worksheet, students read about Preity Zinta and complete a variety of comprehension activities including but not limited to synonym matching, sequencing, writing, spelling and vocabulary activities.
Eighth graders investigate the qualities, characteristics, and skills that effective leaders possess. In this leadership qualities lesson, 8th graders research the backgrounds and contributions of world leaders and assess the significance of their accomplishments. Students role play as their chosen leader.
In this famous people worksheet, learners read a passage about Johnny Depp and then complete a variety of activities including spelling, cloze, synonym matches, and scrambled sentences.  
High school high schoolers can hone their research skills by utilizing the Internet to find the answers to the trivia questions presented in this on-line worksheet. All sorts of questions are posed: everything from questions about famous people, inventions, entertainment, and important dates in history. There are twenty questions on this one-page worksheet.
In this famous person worksheet, students read a passage about the Dalai Lama and then complete a variety of in-class and homework activities to support comprehension, including partner interviews, spelling, cloze, synonym matches, and scrambled sentences.
Students pay tribute to a beloved international figure, Pope John Paul II, by exploring his mission and the legacy he left behind. They collaborate in small groups to create a timeline of his life and work to commemorate his role as an invaluable wor
Students explore current events by completing a list of worksheet activities. In this Libyan history lesson, students read a news article discussing the problems with Gaddafi in Libya and the effect it is having in the Middle East. Students complete true/false activities, word matches and other worksheet activities based on the articles.