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Foreign Language: Vamos a Madrid!
Eighth graders conduct Internet research about Madrid. They then use that information to answer worksheet questions. Both the questions and their answers are in Spanish.
Zoo de Madrid
Seventh graders review the Spanish animal vocabulary learned in previous lessons before taking a virtual trip through the Madrid Zoo at its website. They design a paper bag puppet of one of the animals, take digital pictures of it and finally create a PowerPoint slide using the vocabulary and picture. They participate in a class presentation.
Students read a newspaper article about a fashion show in Madrid which banned the use of models under a certain weight. They define vocabulary, complete comprehension worksheets, practice the use of the words 'enough' and 'too many' and participate in a class discussion about the pros and cons of the ban.
Madrid Train Bombings
Students discuss the terrorist train bombings in Madrid, Spain. The class evaluates the value of memorials in the struggle to deal with the grieving process. Groups design a memorial and/or poem to commemorate those lost in the bombings, and present their projects to the class.
The New Madrid Earthquakes of 1811-1812: Shaking Our Misconceptions about Earthquakes in United States History
Students Examine how earthquakes work and what plate tectonics and fault lines are. In this earthquake lesson students complete an earthquake scavenger hunt.
A Visit to the Madrid Zoo
Learners conduct research on animals by visiting the website for the Madrid Zoo. They locate various animals on the website and answer questions about animals and their habitats in Spanish, then create a poster, advertisement, or a press release.
Comparing the New Madrid and San Andreas Fault Zones
In this faults worksheet, students use an earthquake reference sheet to find the numbers for a modified Mercalli and Richter scale. They compare the San Andreas Fault zone and the New Madrid fault zone on the United States map. They answer questions about liquefaction and subsidence.
Students discuss their fears of terrorism. In this terrorism lesson, students discuss the Madrid terror attacks, the history of terrorism, and share coping strategies.
Madrid Train Attacks
Students discover the details regarding the Madrid train attacks. For this terrorism lesson, students discuss the attacks. Students interview people about their thoughts on terrorism.
Students investigate history of domestic terrorism in six European countries; they analyze and write about differences between terrorist acts planned and committed by a country's citizens and those planned by groups or individuals outside of that country.
Students study European cities and label countries on a map, match cities to countries, and answer true and false questions. In this European cities lesson plan, students also guess the names of cities they see pictures of.
Modal Verbs of Deduction
In this identifying modal verb usage worksheet, students read the different uses of model verbs with examples, read and identify types of phrases, and fill in the blanks with modal verbs. Students write 30 short answers.
Commonly Confused Words Exercise
Accept or except? Advice or advise? Eminent or imminent? Which is which witch? In order to select the correct word to complete 20 sentences, learners get out their dictionaries and check the meaning and usage of the commonly confused pairs.
In this map labeling activity, students follow directions to label 10 items on a map of Spain. They label the capital city of Madrid, the Pyrenees Mountains, surrounding water bodies and countries. They trace the flow of the Duero River.
Earthquakes, Standards and Frameworks
Students explore earthquakes. In this scientific inquiry instructional activity, students participate in activities regarding plate tectonics, convergent plate boundaries, lateral plate boundaries, and the Richter Scale.
For this Cristiano Ronaldo worksheet, students read about the life of the soccer player, then complete a variety of comprehension activities. An answer key is included.
For this famous person worksheet, students read a passage about David Beckham and then complete a variety of in-class and homework activities to support comprehension, including partner interviews, spelling, cloze, synonym matches, and scrambled sentences.
Trembling, Spewing Earth: Impacts on Human Activity
Seventh graders study to identify patterns in earthquake activity and impacts on human behavior. They also develop plans to cope with such natural disasters.
Open Cities: Europe
In this European cities worksheet, 10th graders find the countries of Europe on a map, match countries with capital cities, categorize different types of cities and identify cities from pictures and on a map.
In this famous people worksheet, students read a passage about Pablo Picasso and then complete a variety of in-class and homework activities to support comprehension, including partner interviews, spelling, cloze, synonym matches, and scrambled sentences.