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In this online interactive reading comprehension learning exercise, students respond to 25 multiple choice questions about Christopher Marlowe's The Jew of MaltaStudents may submit their answers to be scored.
In this online interactive literature worksheet, students respond to 3 short answer and essay questions about Christopher Marlowe's The Jew of MaltaStudents may check some of their answers online.
Students work in small groups to create a topographic map of Malta. They must include labeled line drawings of bordering countries and bodies of water. Students use salt and flour clay to make Malta three dimensional, showing the nearest mountains and the major body of water surrounding Malta. This is the first of a series of lessons at this link. Seven chapters of the book "Malta" are covered in this series.
What is the purpose of the European Union, and what institutions and countries comprise it? Check out this resource in which class members participate in a student-led WebQuest activity designed to offer an overview of the European Union. They will then work in groups to design travel brochures on assigned countries from the European Union.
In this online interactive geography quiz worksheet, students examine the the a map and chart as they try to name all of the Mediterranean Islands represented in 4 minutes.
In this reading a bar graph instructional activity, students identify numbers to answer word questions. In this short answer instructional activity, students answer five questions.
Students study the make-up of compound words. In this compound words lesson, students work as a class to brainstorm a list of compound words and then draw pictures on a piece of paper to represent each part of the compound words.
Students read an article on the British Empire.  In this ESL lesson, students explore the British Empire from the 1600's, then work in small groups to complete several activities that reinforce the information learned in the reading. 
High schoolers research island formation, plot locations on a map and make an analysis of why some islands are formed where they are.
In this everyday editing worksheet, students correct grammatical mistakes in a short paragraph about Malta. The errors range from punctuation, capitalization, grammar, and spelling.
Explore the food chains that support Arctic ecosystems. A class discussion on interdependence and the different roles plants and animals play in ecosystems provides students with the knowledge to complete a worksheet asking them to create food chains involving a variety of Arctic life. To further engage students in the lesson, consider assigning each child an Arctic plant or animal and having the class arrange and rearrange themselves into food chains. This resource would fit perfectly into a unit investigating the different types of ecosystems found around the world.
From days of 24 hour sunlight, to endless nights that last for days, the Arctic is a very unique place to live. Examine the seasonal changes that occur in the northern-most reaches of the globe and the impact they have on the plants and animals living there. The included worksheet offers a number of different opportunities for learners to demonstrate their understanding of this unique region. This instructional activity would fit nicely in either a unit on ecosystems or weather and climate in an upper-elementary science class.
Learn about life in the Arctic while practicing how to graph and interpret data with this interdisciplinary lesson. Starting with a whole group data-gathering exercise, students are then given a worksheet on which they analyze and create bar and pie graphs involving information about Arctic animals. This lesson is perfect for tying together a math unit on representing data and a science exploration of Arctic ecosystems. 
Investigate the properties of three-dimensional figures with this Arctic-themed math instructional activity. Beginning with a class discussion about different types of solid figures present in the classroom, young mathematicians are then given a two-sided worksheet asking them to draw 3-D shapes, identify their parts, and create cubes from a series of nets. Though the instructional activity does not provide any detailed information about the Arctic, it is does provide a fun change of pace to a geometry unit in the upper-elementary grades.
Investigate the various properties of the number six with this elementary math activity. From simple addition, subtraction, multiplication, and division problems to the creation of hexagonal tessellations, this activity covers all aspects of this simple number. As a activity, this would best fit in a geometry unit introducing hexagons, but the included worksheet could also stand alone as an option for early finishers.
There is plenty of talk these days about our carbon footprints, but what about our water footprints? Do we think much about the amount of water we use in a given day or how safe it really is? Raise awareness with this resource. A colorful handout serves as an anticipatory guide to get participants thinking about the importance of water. They examine four different water samples and try to guess which one is which. They also participate in a very visual activity comparing the availability of water in different countries. 
What is the difference between the, a, and an?Designed for upper-intermediate English language pupils, this two-page packet could be used with less-advanced learners as well. Common rules are outlined and learners study when to use definite, indefinite, and zero articles. Finally, at the end of page two, they complete a practice opportunity by 26 fill-in-the-blank spaces. 
How are definite and indefinite articles used in the English language? Beginning English speakers review a, an, the, and the zero article with this two-page document. After reviewing common rules, examples, and exceptions (there are many!), learners complete one fill-in-the-blank exercise where they must choose which article best completes each sentence. Answers are provided. 
Discuss The Supper at Emmaus by Michelangelo with your eager sixth graders. While the painting does depict a religious scene, it is a great way to show how cultural context can be reflected in art. Viewers will learn about Michelangelo, the setting in the painting, and use the chiaroscuro technique to enhance a painting of their own.
Working in partners, scholars each build a two-digit number by taking 10-stacks and single cubes from bags and coloring them on a chart (provided). They then compare numbers and determine which is greater. Together, they calculate the difference between the larger and smaller numbers. Using academic language is emphasized: "greater than," "less than," and "the difference." An assessment rubric is included.

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