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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 23 Views 78 Downloads
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, and write their own graffiti in Latin.
9th - 12th Social Studies & History 14 Views 42 Downloads
Culture of Pompeii
In need of a worksheet 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 8 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
Private life in Pompeii
Young scholars 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
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 13 Views 45 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
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 close to a volcano, which erupted and preserved everything in ash.
5th - 7th Social Studies & History 4 Views 5 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 13 Views 35 Downloads
Forces of Nature: Ring of Fire
Third graders will research the Ring of Fire and be able to share their findings with their partner. They will also demonstrate volcanic eruptions using a baking soda and vinegar volcano model. Then they will discover how continental drifting takes place.
3rd Science 28 Views 87 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 37 Downloads
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 decisions. This is a graphic portrayal of the brutality of Ancient Rome, teacher discretion is advised.
10 seconds 9th - 12th Social Studies & History 3 Views 0 Downloads
Volcanoes and Earthquakes - Vesuvius 79 A.D.
Students discover the factors involved in volcanic eruptions. In this language arts instructional activity 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
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