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Learners use the internet to research the geography of the Renaissance. Using maps of Europe, they identify at least three key cities during the time period and discuss the main types of transportation. They research the various customs and traditions and examine the types of art that came out during the Renaissance.
Fifth graders participate in a read and think aloud exercise using the passage, "Florence Nightingale, Nurse (1820-1910) which is guided by the teacher. They focus on determining the difference between reality and fantasy, finding significant details, improving vocabulary skills, and making text to personal experiences. In the student practice section they complete an independent reading of the passage, complete comprehension questions, and score their work with the attached guide.
Young scholars 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.
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.
Students 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. Students 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.