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Activity Guide: Joseph Had a Little Overcoat
Enhance a reading of the Caldecott Medal-winning children's book Joseph had a Little Overcoat by Simms Taback with this collection of learning activities. Starting with general background information about the book and author, this resource goes on to provide reading comprehension questions and key vocabulary to address while reading the story.
K - 2nd Language Arts 5 Views 2 Downloads CCSS: Adaptable
"The Gambler" and "The Journey": A Comparison of Worlds in Two Short Stories
“The Gambler” and “The Journey” offer readers an opportunity to experience two very different views of Jewish life in Poland between WWI and WWII. Whether used as a part of a study of the Holocaust, or as a compare/contrast exercise, the stories, discussion questions, vocabulary lists, biographical information and activities make for a powerful learning experience.
7th - 12th Language Arts 15 Views 30 Downloads
Writing Exercises: Collapse of Communism in Europe, #1
Young historians will consider the causes that led to the collapse of communism and the Soviet Union as well as the impact Lech Walesa had on Poland. They compose three responses in short essay format.
10th - 11th Language Arts 5 Views 12 Downloads
Joseph Had a Little Overcoat
Create a cross-curricular learning experience based on the children's book Joseph Had a Little Overcoat with this collection of learning activities. Starting with a class reading of the story, children go on to learn about the sequence of events by working backward through the story, recreating Joseph's overcoat.
Pre-K - 4th Language Arts 9 Views 7 Downloads CCSS: Adaptable
Pope John Paul II
High schoolers discover the accomplishments of Pope John Paul II. In this world history lesson plan, students research selected websites about the history of Poland, the accomplishments of Pope John Paul II, and the responsibities of the pope.
9th - 12th Social Studies & History 3 Views 2 Downloads
World War II
What's great about this summary of World War II is that in addition to reviewing pivotal events and players, the narrator describes the war's connection to countries beyond the core Axis and Allies. It also emphasizes causes behind Germany's military expansion and the war's overall impact on the civilian population.
12 mins 9th - 12th Social Studies & History 5 Views 2 Downloads CCSS: Adaptable
Introduction to the European Union
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.
9th - 12th Social Studies & History 13 Views 15 Downloads CCSS: Adaptable
The Extra Place Lesson
Young scholars explore communication skills. In this Peace Corps instructional activity, students read "The Extra Place," by Susan Peters and discover Polish cultural traditions. Young scholars consider how they would respond in a scenario that challenges their cultural beliefs.
6th - 12th Social Studies & History 3 Views 7 Downloads
The Jews of Interwar Poland, Romania, and Hungary
As World War II dawned, Jewish populations in Poland, Romania, and Hungary were at a social split among themselves. They were also already being targeted by Hitler's Fascist regimes. Share information about the cultural, religious, and political differences between various Jewish demographic groups residing in Eastern Europe just prior to WWII.
7th - 12th Social Studies & History 3 Views 0 Downloads
WWII - Hitler Unleashes Blitzkrieg
Why did Germany invade Poland, initiating WWII? German troops crossed the Polish border in response to a raid Polish troops had supposedly made into Germany. Find out what really happened and Britain's response to Germany's attack.
4 mins 9th - 12th Social Studies & History 3 Views 0 Downloads
From Fractions to Percentages With A Hundred Dresses by Eleanor Estes
Learners analyze Wandais homeland and compare it to the United States. They estimate numbers about U.S. and Poland to the nearest million. They complete math calculations related to the story.
4th - 6th Language Arts 5 Views 5 Downloads
Victory and the New Order in Europe
Students explore the ways in which the USSR, the United States, and Britain differed on the future of Germany. They understand why and how the United States attempted to preserve the Grand Alliance as American diplomats addressed European issues.
9th - 12th Social Studies & History 10 Views 21 Downloads
New Review Latitude & Longitude
Here is a worksheet activity where learners mark the latitude and longitude coordinates of cities all over the world. There are 15 cities to identify, from Baghdad, Iraq to Warsaw, Poland and Anchorage, Alaska.
6th - 8th Social Studies & History 68 Views 48 Downloads CCSS: Adaptable