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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 English Language Arts
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
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 English Language Arts
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
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
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
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 English Language Arts
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
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
Worksheet: The Fossilization Process
This is mostly a reading comprehension exercise with a focus on rock and fossil formation. After a section on the three types of rock, readers answer two questions about which environment is conducive to fossilization. After a second section, they answer questions about the steps in the fossilization process.
9th - 12th Science
Rome, Greece and Byzantium
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.
6th - 8th Social Studies & History
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 English Language Arts