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- Damaris M., Teacher
- Downey, CA
Pompeii Teacher Resources
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Young scholars 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.
Sixth graders explore volcanoes. In this cross curriculum geography and narrative writing instructional activity, 6th graders view a PowerPoint presentation and discuss the destruction of Pompeii. Students read articles found on the web and complete related worksheets. Students write a narrative piece pretending to be a character witnessing a volcanic eruption.