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Science Biographies for Research Detectives
Second graders research and explore lives of famous scientists, analyze accomplishments of scientists, and create presentations. Six lessons on one page.
Students study the different portrayals of the artwork The David and answer short answer questions about it. In this The David lesson plan, students see different versions of the biblical figure, and read about its background. Then they answer questions about it, and are provided an activity on how to make a heroic shield.
Italian Renaissance (1330-1550)
Is your class studying the Italian Renaissance? This resource includes 10 short answer and essay questions about the artistic, scientific, political, and philosophical achievements during the Italian Renaissance. The first 3 questions have answers that learners can access with a click. These questions are based off information provided on the Sparknotes website, but could be used for information from a textbook or other sources.
Telling Fact from Fiction
In this reading comprehension learning exercise, students read a 4-paragraph article regarding real and fictional characters and respond to 8 short answer questions. Vocabulary words and definitions are included.
In this Niccolo Machiavelli worksheet, students read a one page article about the man and then respond to 3 short answer questions about the selection.
The Birth of a Dynasty
Young scholars view a video about the rise of the Medici family of Renaissance Italy. They complete a chart comparing Medieval Europe to Renaissance Italy.
Using Credit and Spending Money Wisely
Students discuss how to spend money wisely. In this consumer math lesson, students read the book, Mr. Popper's Penguins and discuss how much it costs to take care of a pet. Students complete a worksheet to calculate the total cost of pet care.
Leonardo da Vinci
In this online interactive history quiz worksheet, students respond to 47 multiple choice questions about the life and accomplishments of Leonardo da Vinci.
This online interactive history quiz is made up of 25 multiple choice questions about Michelangelo Buonarroti. The quiz is based on information included on the Sparknotes website, although the questions relate to topics that are present in history books as well. Learners can receive immediate online feedback for their answers.
Who's Telling the Story
In this literature worksheet, students will read three different viewpoints of the same story and answer the same 2 questions about each viewpoint.
Past Tense Verbs
In this past tense verbs worksheet, students fill in the blanks to paragraphs about King Arthur and Florence Nightingale with past tense verbs. Students complete 26 blanks.
The National Women's Party and the Enfranchisement of Black Women
Students analyze the attitudes and hostility given to African-American women within the National Women's Party. They finish the lesson by examining another moment in the party's history and writing about it.
Meet Arnold Palmerstone-- The Most Boring Man on Earth
For this reading worksheet, students practice reading for detail by studying 4 paragraphs describing the everyday life of a family man in England. Students answer 12 multiple choice questions about the story.
Test your reading skills
In this reading comprehension worksheet, students read paragraphs and answer multiple choice and true and false questions about them. Students read 5 paragraphs, answer 3 multiple choice questions for each, and 10 true and false questions.
National Gallery of Art: Leonardo da Vinci
Students study a portrait of Ginevra by Leonardo da Vinci. In this art appreciation lesson, students study this unique double-sided work by Leonardo da Vinci and are asked to create their own double-sided piece of art.
Amen! Schools In!
Students explore discrimination. In this civil rights instructional activity, students discover how local churches and community programs attempted to educate African-Americans during the civil rights movement. Students research the Plessy v. Ferguson court case and Jim Crow law.
Sami and the Time of Troubles
Students read Florence Parry Heide and Judith Heide Gilliland's, Sami and the Time of Troubles before discussing it as a class. They brainstorm ideas for a letter to the main character, Sami. Next, they write a rough draft of a letter to Sami telling him about their country, themselves, and to determine how he is doing. They peer edit the letters before writing a final draft on a piece of stationary. In a second activity, they draw picture of a scene from the story.
Learners explore the emigration of people following the Platte River Road and the impact this has had on Nebraska. They identify with trail life. In small groups students analyze pictures of trail life and landmarks paired with journal samples. Learners take a field trip to The Mormon Trail Center, Florence to experience first hand the artifacts and primary documents of the Mormon people and life along the trail.
Test Your Reading Skills: Famous Britons
In this reading comprehension worksheet, students read a chart with the names of 10 famous Britons, the dates of their life spans and the age when they died. Students answer 20 questions which they can figure out by using the chart.
Famous Britons Reading Comprehension
In this famous Britons learning exercise, students look at a list of famous Britons and when they were alive. Then students answer 15 questions about their lives.