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Pope John Paul II
Learners discover the accomplishments of Pope John Paul II. In this world history lesson, students research selected websites about the history of Poland, the accomplishments of Pope John Paul II, and the responsibities of the pope. Learners use their research findings to create timelines.
Pope John Paul II
In this world history worksheet, students read, analyze and summarize a short article on Pope John Paul II and then answer nine comprehension questions.
Pope John Paul II: Triumph Over Communism
Students discover the background of Pope John Paul II. In this modern history lesson plan, students research the life of Karol Joseph Wojtyla (Pope John Paul II) in order to understand how his past paralleled his papacy.
Learners research historical and religious significance of the sites toured by Pope John Paul II on his pilgrimage to the Middle East and create travel brochures for each site.
Pope John Paul II's Complicated Legacy
High schoolers closely examine the legacy of Pope John Paul II as well as that of other historical figures and draw conclusions about how prominent individuals are judged over time.
John Paul II: Statesman of Faith
Students view a documentary on Pop John Paul II. He is the spiritual leader of almost one billion people worldwide and beloved ambassador of peace to untold millions more. After viewing, students discuss what they saw and create a timeline of his life.
A Leader's Legacy
Students pay tribute to a beloved international figure, Pope John Paul II, by exploring his mission and the legacy he left behind. They collaborate in small groups to create a timeline of his life and work to commemorate his role as an invaluable wor
Learners research the historical and religious significance of the sites toured by Pope John Paul II on his pilgrimage to the Middle East and create travel brochures for each site.
The Passing of the Papacy
Students research and study the life of Pope John Paul II life. The discover how he influences others. They view web sites and pictures of Pope John Paul's life.
Cartoons for the Classroom: Toons as Tributes
In this current events worksheet, learners analyze political cartoons that feature tributes to Pope John Paul II. Students respond to 3 talking point questions.
Following the Leaders
Examine the historic election of Pope Benedict XVI and reflect on the challenges he faces as the new leader of the Catholic Church. This New York Times lesson investigates how other world leaders are chosen in different forms of governing structures. Use this lesson as a way to study and dissect the structure of informational text.
Marking the Pope's Death
Students discuss the value of memorials and design their own to commemorate the death of the Pope or another religious leader. They compare memorial rituals around the world in a writeen exercise.
European Tour: History and Tradition
Students explore the Sistine Chapel. For this European history lesson, students watch "Sistine Chapel Frescoes: Scenes from Genesis." Students then discuss the Vatican and the role of the Pope. Students then visit a website to take a virtual tour of the chapel prior to designing their own Sistine Chapel ceiling on a bulletin board.
World Marriage Day
In this World Marriage Day worksheet, students read or listen to a passage, then match phrases, fill in the blanks, choose the correct word, unscramble words and sentences, put sentences in order, write discussion questions and conduct a survey.
Pope Benedict XVI
In this famous leaders worksheet, students read a passage about Pope Benedict XVI and then complete a variety of in-class and homework activities to support comprehension, including partner interviews, spelling, cloze, synonym matches, and scrambled sentences.
European Tour: History and Tradition: Sistine Chapel
Students explore the Sistine Chapel. In this visual arts instructional activity, students take a virtual tour of the Sistine Chapel. Students examine the scenes depicted on the chapel's ceiling and share their impressions of the artistic stories.
Legacy Lives On
Students define the term legacy and examine how newspapers relay the notion of legacy. After reading an article, they explore the beliefts and accomplishments of Cardinal John O'Conner. They research different aspects of his career and the effects of his legacy on others. They identify their own vision of legacy and create a written representation of them.
Students investigate Pope Benedict XVI's apology for offending Muslims and examine other papal apologies. Students investigate and report on other modern examples of papal apologies, and determine how their apologies were accepted by the public.
Interconnectedness, Integrations: Quality, Not Quantity
A lot of learning objectives are included here! Discuss some related vocabulary words before reading President Franklin D. Roosevelt's speech at the United Nations Day ceremony. Several activities accompany the speech including a graphic organizer and comprehension questions.
Immigration: Causes and Effects
The issue of immigration can be difficult matter to present. This resource approaches the subject and presents learners with diverse perspectives that challenge citizens to take a stance on the issue and begin research. It provides a prompt for written exploration where they produce a newspaper article detailing the cause and effects that immigration brings to America. They can express their own observationsg within the article. The resource can be modified for creative writing prompts, or to introduce literature about the subject.