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Young scholars investigate the history of Pompeii and its destruction. They take a virtual field trip to the ruins of Pompeii, create a travel brochure to attract tourists to the site, and write an account of their trip.
Third graders list characteristics of Pompeii before and after the volcanic eruption that destroyed the city. They construct paragraphs with their characteristics and illustrate their paragraphs.
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.
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, and write their own graffiti in Latin.
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.
In this Pompeii worksheet, learners read an article about a collapsed building in Pompeii and answer short answer questions about it. Students answer 4 questions, fill out 1 chart, and identify words from 6 sentences.
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 in 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. 
In this Pompeii worksheet, students read a short article about the eruption of Mount Vesuvius. Students answer 4 multiple choice questions about the text.
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.
In this advanced paragraph correction worksheet, students read a paragraph about Pompeii and identify, and correct grammatical and spelling errors. Students answer eight multiple choice questions.
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. They create a paper mosaic.
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.
In this archaeology worksheet, students answer multiple choice questions about the archaeology of Pompeii. Students complete 4 multiple choice 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.
Students hypothesise what happened at Pompeii. In 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.
In this archaeology worksheet, learners complete multiple choice questions about Roman cities, the city of Pompeii, and more. Students complete 5 questions total.
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.
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.
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.

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