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Fourth graders discover the country of Iceland. They investigate Iceland's history, culture, and geography using hands-on materials. They engage in a multi-day lesson. Each day focuses on a different aspect of Iceland. A most-impressive lesson which has everything you need to successfully-implement it.
Investigate ethical issues surrounding the Decode project in Iceland. Middle and high schoolers take the positions of the Icelandic government, scientific researchers, and citizens and defend or refute the Decode project in a Reykjavik town hall meeting.
Students, after demonstrating their ability to count change, recognize the correct amount of kronur for their imaginary purchase. They identify the differences between U.S. money and Icelandic kronur. Imaginary stores are set up for the students to be assigned roles to sell products and count various amounts of money.
In this editing a paragraph instructional activity, students read and edit a short paragraph on "Volcanic Iceland" and find the ten errors in capitalization, punctuation, spelling and/or grammar. Students correct the errors.
In this English worksheet, students read "McDonald's Pulls Out of Iceland," and then respond to 1 essay, 47 fill in the blank, 7 short answer, 20 matching, and 10 true or false questions about the selection.
Fifth graders become familiar with volcanic eruption in Iceland and create a newspaper to report the information. In this newspaper research lesson, 5th graders work in heterogeneous groups to design parts of the newspaper.
In this reading comprehension worksheet, students read a 6-paragraph article about the Iceland volcanic eruption that halted European transportation in 2010. Students respond to 5 short answer questions regarding the article. Vocabulary words and definitions are also included.
In this European Union population trends worksheet, students compare and contrast the average age of a person in Iceland and Luxembourg as they respond to 6 short answer questions.
Young scholars read and discuss keypoints of the article, "Iceland to start hunting whales." They write in the style of newspaper reporters and order the information so that it tells the story from beginning to end with relevant detail
Students act as delegates to the Russia-NATO summit in Reykjavik, Iceland by researching and drafting position papers on six topics of interest to NATO.
Students read articles about Iceland's Genetic History. In this genetics lesson, students discuss questions related to the article. They select a project they want to work on from a given list.
Iceland, one of the most volatile locations on Earth, is home to the Atlantic puffin. Unfortunately, due to changes in the environment, puffins are quickly dying. Learn more about Atlantic puffins in Iceland in this fabulous video!
A couple PowerPoint presentations are used to stimulate discussion about the perspectives of different countries on the issue of energy consumption. Afterward, they play a game in which each team is assigned a country, considers its economic growth model, and then compares it to the other countries. Consider also implementing the preceding lesson by the same publisher on this current topic.
Young scholars identify common characteristics of the Iceland bird, Puffin. They explain and locate typical habitats of Puffins on the map or globe. Each group of students describe a basic day in the life of a Puffin (habitat, food, mating, migrating). Each student makes their own Puffin bird out of paper bags.
Students explore the Iceland volcanic eruption that halted European transportation in 2010. In this transportation lesson, students read an article about the event and then discuss the impact of the event. Extension activity suggestions are included.
In this Vikings activity, students read about the Vikings and the Viking Age and then answer the 15 questions in the packet. The answers are on the last page.
For this Mother Language Day worksheet, students complete activities such as reading a passage, matching phrases, fill in the blanks, choose the correct word, multiple choice, unscramble the words, sequencing, unscramble the sentences, write questions, take a survey, and writing. Students complete 12 activities for Mother Language Day.
Fourth graders are able to label a diagram of a volcano with a least 3 of the following parts: the magma chamber, vents, dome, and caldarea. They break up into groups of four and design their own volvanoes using paper and drawing materials. Students then label the drawings that they made.
In this Northern Europe worksheet, students complete a graphic organizer while reading several passages about technology, art, and the treatment of women, then answer five comprehension questions.
Students take a geography quiz and circle the multiple choice answer that answers each question correctly. The quiz is quite-challenging, and an atlas may be required to help the students. An answer sheet is provided.