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In this fiction books worksheet, students complete seven multiple choice questions about the book, "Moscow Rules." These questions contain concepts such as choosing the correct author, who published the book, when it was on the New York Times best seller list, and popularity of other books at the same time.
learners are introduced to a culturally oriented shopping excursion on the New Arbat and Old Arbat in Moscow, Russia. Follow up activities include: mapping a Metro route in Moscow, choosing and locating places to visit in and around Moscow, and developing a physical and/or character sketch of the main characters.
What does your class know about logical fallacies? They can find out quite a bit and practice identifying logical fallacies if you follow the steps and use the resources provided here! After reviewing ethos, pathos, and logos, ask small groups to play around with fallacies, finding them, rephrasing them, analyzing them, and coming up with their own. For homework, assign one of the suggested texts to each pupil to analyze in depth.
Here is a series of lessons designed for fifth graders which explores the early growth and expansion of Russia. Learners research four czars: Ivan III and IV, Peter the Great, and Catherine the Great. The research focuses on Russian culture, economy, and government before, during, and after each czar's reign. Russian folktales, and geography are also incorporated into this very fine series of lessons.
Students explore the boycott of the 1980 Olympics by the United States. In this Olympic boycott lesson, students conduct research to identify the reasons behind the boycott as well as opinions regarding the boycott. Students participate in a class debate about the boycott.
Art and architecture are great ways to help define historical periods and cultural norms. Take a critical look at the art of the Byzantine period as seen under Justinian rule. Iconography, vocabulary, religious, and political concepts are depicted through the art of the time.
Third graders create a map of France. They use computers to view an "in flight" movie about Paris. They research Paris using books and the internet. Students practice using the program "Comic Life." They import illustrations for each of the Paris monuments and write captions including the history of each. Student work will be printed and put together into a book.