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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.
Students conduct research on a German anti-Nazi group named "Die Weisse Rose", the White Rose, that eventually lost their lives for their resistance to Nazi rule. They view films, access the Internet, prepare responsive narratives to the material and identify new structures and vocabulary they have encountered.
Modern English isn't just a band, it's a stop along the path to the English language. The presentation begins with a look at the origins of old, middle, and modern English. It covers the invasions or influences that shaped each period of English, and provides literary examples of each English dialect in context.
Students investigate WWII by researching Adolf Hitler. In this dictator biographical instructional activity, students identify the role Adolf Hitler played in the self destruction of Germany by reading secret transcripts from German leaders. Students answer study questions about the assigned text and discuss the use of propaganda in WWII.