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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.
Students view the video, they review some of the facts presented in the video about the Vatican, the role of the Pope, and the declaration of saints. They discuss the architecture and interior details of the Vatican they noticed in the video. Students are asked to name one artist whose work is found at the Vatican.
Young scholars explore the Sistine Chapel. In this European history lesson, students watch "Sistine Chapel Frescoes: Scenes from Genesis." Young scholars 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.
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.