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Students 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.
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.
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 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. 
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.
In this Pompeii worksheet, students 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 explore ancient cultures. For this ancient history lesson, students view programs that depict the ancient Roman, Greek, and Byzantine cultures. Students consider how archaeologists, geologists, and scientists have uncovered the culture of Pompeii.
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.
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.
For this reading comprehension worksheet, students read an article about Pompeii and then analyze the setting as they complete a graphic organizer.
In this Pompeii learning exercise, students read a short article about the eruption of Mount Vesuvius. Students answer 4 multiple choice questions about the text.
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. Inquiry based activities are included.
High schoolers study volcanology and the history of Mt. Vesuvius.  In this volcanoes lesson students read articles, write a journal entry and give an oral presentation. 
Students investigate the Internet's role in preserving the ruins of ancient civilizations by creating an Internet scavenger hunt, a collection of Web sites and related questions
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.
In this number facts worksheet, students determine the number associated with each of the twenty-five facts provided.  Students then need to determine how the answers are related to each other.  Answers are provided at the end of the worksheet.

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