Pope John Paul II Teacher Resources
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Eleanor Roosevelt: Changing Role of the First Lady
Students explore the role of the First Lady. In this Eleanor Roosevelt lesson, students analyze letters written to Roosevelt in order to determine her influence in the nation. Students discuss their findings.
Students write an argumentative research paper. In this refuting arguments lesson, students read passages and identify argumentative elements. Students choose a local, national, or international issue as a subject for a research paper in which they use argumentative elements.
Their Culture is My Culture!
Fifth graders investigate the lives and contributions of Latinos whose life and work permeate our culture. They use information about their subjects to produce a guided paragraph.
Singing at the Vatican
Learners read article by The Plain Dealer columnist Sam Fulwood III, told largely from one student's viewpoint, and write reaction paper on topic: "What will I remember the rest of my life?"
Vocations: Archdiocese of Cincinnati
Students review virtues lived by the saints. They listen as the teacher describes the process by which a person is named a saint. Students generate a list of gifts and talents, and ways a person could use those talents in a positive, Christian way as well as in a negative way. Students watch and discuss the video "Fishers of Men." They explore several websites to discover the variety of occupations and callings available within the church.
Students illustrate examples of people who discerned and followed God's call for their lives, becoming saints. They recognize that God calls all of us to a vocation, but not all to the same vocation. They determine that regardless of our specific vocation, we are all called to be saints.
TNN: The Notables Network
Seventh graders investigate the qualities, characteristics and skills that effective leaders possess and use. They research the backgrounds and contributions of world leaders (past and present) and then assess the significance of their accomplishments.
The Death Penalty -- Background and Quiz
Students participate in an activity about the death penalty. In groups, they research the history of corporal punishment and take notes on interesting facts. They identify and discuss the arguments for and against the use of it and develop their own position on the issue.
For this online interactive history quiz worksheet, students respond to 48 multiple choice questions about Galileo Galilei. Students may submit their answers to be scored.
Fifth graders identify key events of the Reformation. They recognize the impact of religion during the Middle Ages.
New! The Crusades: Voices and Perspectives
Invite your young historians to discover the distinct perspectives of Muslim, European, Jewish, and Byzantine groups during the Crusades. Class members are divided into groups and are given a packet of handouts, including background information, maps, artistic depictions of major figures, and more, to review for a particular historical group. They then collaborate to develop a news segment demonstrating what they have learned about their group's unique perspective.
Students explore the correlation between Faith and the Reformation. In this reformation activity, students participate in numerous class discussions after listening to lecture from the instructor.
Regents High School Examination: Global History and Geography, 2005
For this global history and geography standardized test practice worksheet, students respond to 50 multiple choice, 1 essay, and 15 short answer questions that require them to review their knowledge of world history and geography.
New World, Old Evils: Latin America and the Holocaust
Learners examine how Latin America was affected by the Holocaust in Europe. In groups, they research topics related to Latin America and World War II. They interview survivors if possible and discover how entire nations were effected by this time in history.
To Honor All Children from Prejudice to Discrimination to Hatred....to Holocaust
Students analyze different perspectives of the history of the Holocaust. They experience primary and secondary sources along with pieces from literature, documentaries, songs and letters. A commitment of honor and dedication is expressed through the thoughts and feelings experienced by the survivors of the Holocaust viewed in this lesson.
Students discover the Medieval reformation. In this ethics lesson, students simulate council and government bodies to determine responses to various opinions regarding religion and ethics. They determine what postilions to take and why based on their understanding of the period.
Death and Dying in Puritan New England: A Study Based on Early Gravestones, Vital Records, and other Primary Sources Relating to Cape Cod, Massachusetts
Students examine the time in which the Puritans lived in colonial New England. In groups, they research the Puritans view on life and death and discuss as a class. They read gravestones, diaries and other primary sources to discover more about their daily life. To end the instructional activity, they research the way contangious diseases made their way into New England and the effect on the population of the Puritans.
Intro to Cold War
Eleventh graders are introduced to the events between the years 1949 and 1989. They list and explain key events and people that contributed to the development of the Cold War. Students are asked "what do you think Billy Joel meant by 'We didn't start the fire', and why do you think this has historical relevance, or does it?"
Abraham Lincoln: His Life, Speeches, and Writings
Students examine the principles that shaped the beliefs of Abraham Lincoln and respond to a variety of essay questions. They gather information through Internet research and reading selected texts. They role-play as reporters and abolitionists.
Discover the differences in dialect when teaching linguistics. Many examples from Creole, Pidgin, slang, and the UK are used. The slides are black and white and mostly consist of various examples.