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Improve language skills by having your class read an article about Memorial Day. After reading, they respond to 6 matching questions, 29 fill-in-the-blank questions, 30 multiple-choice questions, 12 word-scramble questions, 30 short-answer questions, 1 graphic-organizer question, and 1 essay question regarding the content of the article.
As a way to understand Memorial Day, build citizenship, practice vocabulary, and discuss current international conflicts, learners create their own Memorial Day. They design their own memorial after learning about the various types of memorials and monuments found throughout the world. Two great web links and a worksheet are included.
Responding to blog posts can increase written communication skills, critical thinking skills, and the use of social media as a means for discussion. Kids will compose a blog post in response to the provided article related to famous landmarks, particularly the Hollywood sign.
They say it's best to write about what you know. Scholars will write memory stories about the thing they know best, themselves. They share photographs and read the New York Times article, "Out of a Packing Box, Not Stuff, but Souls" to get inspired and then get to work. They create a photo story which they will write and narrate.
Examine ways in which historic places and landmarks represent significant themes and events in American history. Then create theme-based travel guides for related historic locations. This lesson requires informational reference materials and includes great discussion questions and extension activities.
Cultural discourse can start through a variety of venues. Learners begin to think about how our minds, memories, and identities shape our attitudes toward culture and history. They analyze seven pieces from the Dongducheon art exhibit and compose a narrative based on personal research.
Good writing can come from personal places. Budding online authors read an excerpt from a narrative-style newspaper article and then respond to several related writing prompts. They compose blog responses that use vivid imagery to describe their favorite place in the world. Tip: Have learners from different classes or schools respond to each other's contributions.