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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 writing.
6th Language Arts 18 Views 75 Downloads
Perspectives on Life in Pompeii, Circa 79 AD
High schoolers 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, and write their own graffiti in Latin.
9th - 12th Social Studies & History 14 Views 42 Downloads
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 and inserting it into a Word document.
8th - 10th Social Studies & History 3 Views 7 Downloads
Rome, Greece and Byzantium
Learners 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 in Pompeii.
6th - 8th Social Studies & History 3 Views 15 Downloads
Culture of Pompeii
In need of a activity that focuses on the government and culture of the ancient Roman city of Pompeii? Here you'll find 16 questions related to the government, religion, society, and culture of Pompeii, prior to the eruption of Mr. Vesuvius.
6th - 8th Social Studies & History 7 Views 23 Downloads
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. In this journalistic role-play, they accurately portray an identity, give realistic descriptions of time and place, and present insights about life in Pompeii.
6th Social Studies & History 3 Views 51 Downloads
Third graders read the story "Pompeii...Buried Alive." They locate Italy on a world map and define the term artifact. Students conduct an artifact dig on the playground. Students study the characteristics of mosaics and their significance within the Italian culture during the time of Pompeii.
3rd Language Arts 9 Views 22 Downloads
Volcanoes and Earthquakes - Vesuvius 79 A.D.
Students discover the factors involved in volcanic eruptions. In 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 people of Pompeii.
6th - 10th Science 10 Views 50 Downloads
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 Language Arts 10 Views 43 Downloads
Volcanoes and Earthquakes
Students hypothesise what happened at Pompeii. For this lesson on the effects of volcanoes, students learn about volcanoes and earthquakes by reading about Pompeii and Mt. Vesuvius. Students then write a journal entry about the culture of Pompeii and how it was changed by a volcanic eruption.
4th - 6th Social Studies & History 3 Views 27 Downloads
Sixth graders experience a sensory exploration of the city of Pompeii through vocabulary exercises, interactive websites, multiple readings, and personal writing activities. They produce a vocabulary game on MS Power Point, a news article/report on the events of Pompeii, and a sensory poem using Inspiration.
6th Language Arts 6 Views 34 Downloads
Enduring Influence: Rome, Greece, and Byzantium
Young scholars explore ancient cultures. In this ancient history lesson, students view programs that depict the ancient Roman, Greek, and Byzantine cultures. Young scholars consider how archaeologists, geologists, and scientists have uncovered the culture of Pompeii.
6th - 9th Social Studies & History 8 Views 61 Downloads
I Got a Lava Livin' to do in Pompeii !
Sixth graders create journal entries from the point of view of Roman identities during the eruption of Mt. Vesuvius. They discuss the legacies of Roman art and architecture, technology, science, literature, language and law. They investigate how earthquakes, volcanic eruptions, landslides, and floods change human and wildlife habitats.
6th Science 10 Views 36 Downloads