Scotland Teacher Resources
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In this Scotland worksheet, students complete questions and discussions on 5 pages that pertain to the geography and culture of Scotland. This is intended for use by ESL students.
What Do You Know About Scotland?
Students investigate global geography by researching the country of Scotland. In this cultural investigation lesson, students view images of Scotland on a computer and listen to audio interviews about Scottish citizens. Students identify "present perfect" tense and identify its use during interviews with Scottish people.
Destination - Scotland
Students create a mind-map around a map of Scotland and listen as the teacher gives them basic information. For this geography lesson, students take a quiz about Scotland. Students then complete a series of worksheets related to various aspects of Scotland after discussion with the teacher before each.
Scotland by Richard MacAndrew
Students prepare to read Scotland by Richard MacAndrew. In this literature lesson, students participate in classroom activities that require them to discuss literature genres and predict the content of the book. Students also respond to post-discussion questions after they have read the book.
Interesting Facts about Scotland
In this reading comprehension instructional activity, students read "Interesting Facts about Scotland," and then respond to 23 short answer questions about the selection.
Macbeth: PBS Video Teacher Quide
“O horror, horror, horror!” PBS has taken Macbeth out of Scotland! But fear not, for in this case “our fears do [not] make us traitors!” The teacher guide designed for this production has everything needed to stage a successful unit. Background materials, before and after viewing activities, writing prompts, discussion questions, and extensions are all part of a richly detailed plan.
Words In The News: SNP Advocates Independent Scotland
Students research and study the independence of Scotland. They read articles about Scottish independence. Students explore key vocabulary words found in the news article. After reading about the Independence of Scotland, they complete worksheets.
Ancient Music Recreated in Scotland
Students read, analyze and critique a newspaper article about ancient musical tunes that have been found in a church in Scotland. They assess key vocabulary terms found within the article and compose lyrics for a song after answering a variety of comprehension questions.
In this world history worksheet, students read a brief history about William Wallace, the Guardian of Scotland. Following this story, students construct a timeline to show the key events in the life and times of Scotland's hero. They also describe why he was hated so much and why the Scottish people regarded him as a hero.
Students conduct online research to investigate the American tradition of Tartan Day, to research clans and tartans, and to find more information about the heritage of Scotland.
Opinions on Handwriting
Students evaluate the use of fountain pens and its effect on handwriting as done at a school in Scotland. In this critical-thinking lesson, students reason, discuss, and complete follow-up activities.
Test Your Research Skills- More Interesting Place Names in England, Scotland, and Wales
In this research skills worksheet, students examine a list of names of 20 towns and villages in England, Scotland, and Wales. They use an atlas of Great Britain to find any fake names and place a mark in the box next to it.
Do the Research! Macbeth Becomes King of Scotland
In this research worksheet, students find information about Macbeth the King of Scotland. Students answer 4 essay and short answer questions about Macbeth.
Time and Timetables
In this recognizing time and timetables instructional activity, students compare Julian and Gregorian calendars, determine leap years, and apply the formula for finding the day of week and Easter day for any year. Students solve 20 problems.
Bridging History and Technology
Learners study the history and importance of the Triborough Bridge in New York City, and then research different bridges and prepare presentations about them. They, in groups, research a bridge and prepare a poster about it.
Blind Date: 1066
After King Edward the Confessor died, there were three men seeking his throne: Harold of Wessex, WIlliam of Normandy, and Harold Hardrada. They are all contestants in this 1066 version of Blind Date (for the throne). In this Game Show, kids will review their history by hearing the host question each king and then respond to their answers. Perfect for grades 6-8.
Think counting sheep will put you to sleep? Not in this engaging lesson! Scholars get a brief background on shepherds' methods of counting their sheep and the various ways sheep are kept and used. Learners get a geographical perspective on the original shepherding countries and learn the Celtic terms originally used to count a score of sheep. Next, small groups create their own systems for counting sheep using bowls of popcorn. Groups do some math activities comparing their range of vision to that of a sheep, and estimating how many popcorn pieces will fill a hand-print lamb. How can they determine the area using the popcorn as a standard unit? Synthesize this with a class graph demonstrating the area of each lamb body. Although the Irish song link doesn't work, the lyrics are here and it's worth searching online to hear it.
Plaid to the Bone
Students study Lady Anges Randolph and other heroic woman using multimedia. They create class presentations with their findings. They write a diary about living in a medieval castle after researching what life was like in them.
Macbeth: Shakespeare for Elementary Students (Elementary, Literature)
Students act out a fully realized Shakespearean play designed to be utilized by mid level elementary students.
In this patron saints worksheet, students read about patron saints including St. Patrick, St. George, and more, fill out a table, draw country flags, and more. Students complete 4 activities.