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Students use Rudyard Kipling's story, "Rikki-Tikki-Tavi," as a lens to examine Victorian India as a social and geographical context for the story. They explore Kipling's use of plot, characterization, and personification.
Students read an illustrated version of Rudyard Kipling's story, "Rikki-Tikki-Tavi," and examine how Rudyard Kipling and visual artists mix observation with imagination to create remarkable works. They follow similar principles to create works of their own.
Students use interactive materials to study Rudyard Kipling's life and times. They read an illustrated version of his short story "Rikki-Tikki-Tavi." Students explore how Kipling effectively uses personification by mixing fact and fiction.
Create meaningful illustrations to accompany stories in a web-based art and literacy lesson. The class takes a virtual "art safari" with the Museum of Modern Art and then discusses how illustrations contribute to meaning. Individuals write and illustrate a story about an animal that includes examples of fact and personification.
What is the white man's burden anyway? Kids find out about views from our social past as they read Rudyard Kipling's "The White Man's Burden." They read the poem then answer four, two-part critical thinking questions, which have them consider imperialism from the imperialized nation's point of view.
Fourth graders listen to Rudyard Kipling's Just So stories read aloud. After observing an animal, 4th graders create their own "Just So" stories and publish them on Beacon's SiteMaker.
Eleventh graders read and discuss the poem, "If", by Rudyard Kipling. They relate the poem to their own experiences, tell how it makes them feel and what it makes them want to be.
“Rikki-tikki-tavi” provides an opportunity to model for readers how to use background information to enrich understanding of a story. Class members observe animal behavior, listen to biographical background on Rudyard Kipling, study vocabulary words, and examine pictures of cobras, mongeese, and muskrats. Finally, they read the story. The motto for this lesson is: read and find out.
“If you can meet with Triumph and Disaster/And treat those two impostors just the same. . .” After concluding Fever 1793 class members engage in a reading strategy that asks them to connect their thoughts about the self-reliance theme in Laurie Halse Anderson’s novel with Rudyard Kipling’s poem, “If.” Step-by-step directions for the fishbowl discussion and discussion questions are included.
Young scholars investigate the Philippine War.  In this propaganda lesson, students read the a timeline of events during the Philippine War.  Young scholars evaluate Philippine propaganda cartoons from the period.
High school readers examine George Orwell's essay "Shooting an Elephant" for examples of symbolism, metaphor, connotation, and irony. They analyze how these literary tools convey the writer's main point and contribute to the persuasive effect of the text. The resource is thorough, if a bit cumbersome.
For this online interactive history quiz worksheet, students respond to 45 multiple choice questions about European history between the years of 1871 and 1914. Students may submit their answers to be scored.
A five-day plan spans conjunctions, reading comprehension, sequencing, paragraph wriitng, compare-and-contrast, context clues, and a wide array of other literacy skills. Content focuses on the human body, the digestive process, and man vs. machine themes using informational text and the 50-line Rudyard Kipling poem "The Secret of the Machines." The content covered is enough to guide a month of thoroughly-taught curriculum. It may be suitable for a science/language arts collaboration, or a G/T enrichment course in which learners integrate a wide range of skills and divergent content. Worth the time it would take to flesh it out.
In this poetry worksheet, learners read Rudyard Kipling poem titled "The White Man's Burden," and then respond to 9 short answer questions about the poem. The text of the poem is not included.
Young scholars read an essay by George Orwell's life in Burma and place it in its cultural and historical context. They identify the main points of the essay and Orwell's use of symbolism in the essay. They explain how each persuasive tool convey's his argument.
Students read George Orwell's essay "Shooting an Elephant" as an analysis for the historical context. In this historical analysis instructional activity, students analyze the main points in the essay to identify its cultural and historical context. Students discuss Orwell's use of persuasive tools of symbolism, metaphor, and irony. Students write an essay about one of the instructional activity prompts.
In this poetry worksheet, students read If by Rudyard Kipling and study the verse by verse paraphrasing. Students answer 2 comprehension multiple choice questions about the poem.
Tenth graders learn how the differences between Indian and British cultural perspectives, as seen in works of art. Students participate in discussion of the differences in how individuals are viewes by others.
Are you working on passive and active voice in your language arts class? Use this grammar worksheet to help students identify verbs in sentences as active or passive. Once they have labeled the verbs, they rewrite each of the sentences in the opposite voice.
Introduce your learners to Rudyard Kipling with this reading and analysis worksheet on the poem "If." Poetry readers paraphrase the poem to better understand the meaning and answer a variety of questions about the text, the author, and particular words in the poem. Some of the analysis questions are actually display questions and others refer to concepts not previously mentioned in the activity.

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