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The Ruins of Pompeii: A Window into History
Sixth graders research the history of Pompeii and its destruction. Locate important geographical features of Rome. Gain insight into the past through archaeological interpretation. Synthesize historical information through imaginative...
6th English Language Arts
Perspectives on Life in Pompeii, Circa 79 AD
Students read "The Eruption of Vesuvius" and "Flight from Disaster," watch slide show of archaeological ruins in Pompeii and Herculaneum, discuss Roman culture, view Powerpoint presentation on graffiti found in Pompeii and Herculaneum,...
9th - 12th Social Studies & History
Magic Tree House #13: Reading Questions
Reading comprehension questions for the 13th Magic Tree House book, Vacation Under the Volcano, are divided by chapter. Each chapter warrants three to five questions. They cover basic comprehension, vocabulary, and some inference.
3rd - 5th English Language Arts
Private life in Pompeii
Students have a more visual idea of the private life of the population of a Roman town like Pompeii. Students improve their ICT skills in using the class conference on the school's FirstClass system, writing in Word and copying a picture...
8th - 10th Social Studies & History
Where in the World is Mrs. Waffenschmidt? #10
That traveling teacher is off again, and this time she's in a really cool place. The class reads through the clues found in the provided paragraph to determine her location. Where is she? Here's a clue: It was an ancient city that sat...
5th - 7th Social Studies & History
I Got a Lava Livin' to Do in Pompeii
Sixth graders imagine themselves as citizens of Pompeii in 79 A.D. and record their daily activities in journals. For this journalistic role-play, they accurately portray an identity, give realistic descriptions of time and place, and...
6th Social Studies & History
Ancient Rome: Caesar - Part 4/6
Caesar is set on overthrowing the Roman Republic and destroying the Senate. In part four of this six-part series he and his men travel to Spain to decimate Pompeii's supporters. But Caesar's men mutiny and force him to make rash...
10 seconds 9th - 12th Social Studies & History
Volcanoes and Earthquakes - Vesuvius 79 A.D.
Students discover the factors involved in volcanic eruptions. For this language arts lesson on volcanoes and earthquakes, students watch documentaries, read a short story titled The Dog of Pompeii and compose a fictional warning to the...
6th - 10th Science
Rome, Greece and Byzantium
Students recognize that historians and scientists have pieced together the story of Pompeii. They examine Pliny the Younger's first-hand account of the eruption of Vesuvius and describe what the personal account reveals about the events...
6th - 8th Social Studies & History