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Although the article that launches this lesson is about the history of the Periodic Table, the objective is reading comprehension. Using the eight-page informational text, learners answer five comprehension questions and craft one essay. They utilize text features such as headings and graphics to more efficiently move through the questions, and mark the text as they read to note important facts. This is also a great way to teach vocabulary in context and text features. The reading is not difficult or long.
What was French life like in the later years of World War I? With this as your guiding question, International Baccalaureate classes will study the 10 French posters and answer a variety of questions (in French). Although not all of the links posted work correctly, the questions are accessible. Advanced placement classes could also complete this assignment.
Explore the lives of American Indians and early settlers in the state of Ohio. Young native Ohioans (or members of another state) research primary and secondary multimedia sources that detail the history between American Indians and Ohio settlers. Then they produce a talk show where they role-play the history between the two groups. As a cumulative activity, they make a timeline of significant events from that time period.
After a detailed study of history prior to the Louisiana purchase, pupils create a PowerPoint detailing their Internet research on the subject. Three rubrics are provided for assessing an oral presentation, research report, and PowerPoint. Modifications include peer teaching. Note: If PowerPoint isn't easily accessible for your third and fourth graders, consider using a traditional poster board instead.
In this French history study guide worksheet, students read a brief overview pertaining to the history of France from the Reformation to the present and fill in the blanks with the appropriate words. Students also respond to 25 short answer questions regarding the topic.
La Belle et la Bête! Read the original fairy tale with your Francophones and watch a brief clip from the 1940s film version. As an extension, have learners work in small groups or individually to create a comic book representation of the major events. Create a rubric so learners know exactly what criteria they'll be graded on.
What is Bastille Day? Read an article on Bastille Day, having readers respond to six matching questions, 29 fill in the blank questions, 30 multiple choice questions, 12 word scramble questions, 30 short answer questions, and many more! They'll learn a lot about the French holiday.