Pope John Paul II Teacher Resources
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Compassion on Death Row?
Students analyze and debate, through writing and discussion, the politics and ethics behind the ability of governors to grant clemency to inmates sentenced to the death penalty.
Students read "Slavery's Past, Paved Over or Forgotten" from The New York Times and discuss as a class. This activity is the introduction for researching a topic on the history of slavery in the U.S. Student groups present their information at a teach-in.
American History Idol
What a great way to incorporate current social trends and a historical research project. The class completes to win the title of "American History Idol." They each choose a historical figure from a list of 100, research, evaluate informational text resources, and create a skit they will perform for the class. Each skit will be voted on and the winner receives an "American Historical Idol" t-shirt. Sounds like a blast.
The Easter Story
After hearing the Passion, Jesus' suffering, death and resurrection, through an account of the gospel writer St. Mark students will comprehend the saving story of our Christian faith. They comprehend their language skills by writing and reflecting on the Easter story as authors commissioned by the Catholic Kids Press.
Reading Comprehension Quiz: Lech Walesa
Lech Walesa, named in an article by Timothy Garton Ash as one of Time Magazine’s Most Important People of the Century, is the subject of a short reading passage used in a comprehension quiz. Readers must draw directly and indirectly from the passage, and access provided links, to correctly respond to the prompts. An answer key is provided.
The Sparkplugs: Special Occasions for Writing In the History Classroom
Students are to discover ways in which to spark their interest in writing. As a class, they examine the purpose and function of political conventions. Individually, they role-play they are a page at a National convention and identify what they might gather from the politicians and politics in general. To end the lesson, they examine the role of the secret service and share their opinions on the government in a written essay.
Globalization's Effects on Indonesian Women
Twelfth graders investiage the status of women in contemporary Indonesian society and the business strategies of companies located there. They create a Web page that explains the effects of globalization on Indonesian women and shows solidarity with them.
Scientific Revolution: The Renaissance
Present key facts about the significance and controversy surrounding the scientific revolution. It defines terms and discusses people and politics in a comprehensive way. This slide show also includes a flow chart outlining what students will do during a scientific experiment of their own.
Developing Pride in Being a Filipino
Young scholars develop English language skills in reading, writing and word pronunciation. In this ESL lesson, students complete several activities to improve their English language skills and to develop as independent learners.
Learning From Peace Makers
Students examine The Dalai Lama as a Nobel Laureate and research other men and women who have been recognized as peace advocates, as well. They compare and contrast The Dalai Lama's contributions to the world with the contributions of other Nobel Laureates. In groups, they report their ideas to the rest of the class.
Learners study the history of United State/Cuba relations. In this diplomacy lesson, students research selected websites to gather information regarding various topics of significance between the U.S. and Cuba since 1868. Learners collaborate to create a timeline that features pivotal events pertaining to relations between the 2 countries.
Galileo's battle for the heavens
In this Greek mythology worksheet, students answer questions about Galileo and Aristotle. Students answer 25 multiple choice questions.
The Landscape of Poland
Learners recognize and re-create the political boundaries and physical features of the nation of Poland. They create three dimensional topographic maps of Poland. In addition, they compose two journal entries written in two different historical periods, relating basic information about each period.
Pilgrim for rent lesson plan
Pupils are given extensive and intensive reading practice. They review language from the text and give freer speaking practice. Students read an amusing article about an aspect of religion, it should not be used to ridicule pilgrims, pilgrimages or religion in general.
People Who Make a Difference
Students read and discuss people who made a difference in the times in which they lived. In this ESL lesson plan, students define and use new vocabulary, read and listen for specific information, discover character traits of inventors, and use the correct format for a bibliography.
Population Diversity And Human Rights
Students explore the concept of economic sanctions. In this population diversity and human rights lesson, students examine how the United States uses economic sanctions to support or prohibit international activities. Students present their research findings about economic sanctions to their classmates.
The Delicate Balance - Iowa's Natural Resources
Discover the natural resources in Iowa by studying it's history. For this environmental lesson, your young scholars will observe a topographical map of Iowa and identify where its most valuable resources are. They complete an Iowa name matching game and other activities based on the state's history.
What Is Your Gripe?
High schoolers discuss historical examples of social injustice and identify perceived social injustices today. They share incidents in their lives when they confronted such experiences.
Poland's Next Step
Students investigate the history of Poland. They explore various Polish historical websites, explore an interactive online map of Polish cities, answer discussion questions, and locate newspaper articles about Poland.
The Notables Network
Eighth graders investigate the qualities, characteristics, and skills that effective leaders possess. For this leadership qualities lesson, 8th graders research the backgrounds and contributions of world leaders and assess the significance of their accomplishments. Students role play as their chosen leader.