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Students design a project for the aspects of a Medieval Age society. In this Middle Ages lesson, students create a project using the given links to explore the society of the Middle Ages. Students create tapestries, read Medieval romance literature, investigate the life of peasants, knights, and explore the Bubonic Plague.
Created by Jim Burke, this packet contains several activities to borrow for your unit on The Odyssey. Lots of graphic organizers and strategically phrased questions require readers to ask questions, record textual evidence, and describe components of the text (character, plot, etc.).
Using the variety of videos, articles, and other materials provided here, class members explore the importance of monuments, historical narratives, and shared memory. After reading and participating in a Socratic seminar, pupils choose a monument to research, write a paper about, and re-represent either with description or an actual physical product. An involved project that requires critical and creative historical thinking.
Upper graders explore the concepts of landscape art, man, nature and their inter-relationship. This is a critical thinking and analysis activity intended to prepare the class for an up coming trip to a local art museum. They analyze, discuss, explore, and write about the pieces they are going to see at the museum. The ideas in this activity can be adapted to fit other exhibits.
Fourth graders experience the excitement and diversity of the great Faires of the Middle Ages. This unique series of lessons allows learners to intimately investigate the colorful era of the Middle Ages. This cross-curricular lesson has pupils engage in math, science, art, music, and performance activities. An impressive array of worksheets and activities are embedded in this series of lessons. Outstanding!
An excellent series of five lessons on China awaits you and your young geographers. In these lessons, learners engage in hands-on activities, watch streamed video, access websites, and complete activities in cooperative groups in order to gain a new understanding of this fascinating country. A fabulous collection of lessons!
How are British English and American English different? Start by watching the rap battle video (attached). It is truly funny, and your kids are sure to enjoy the humor. Then, included in the packet are several short activities to build vocabulary. A transcript of the rap is also included. Don't worry, it is entirely appropriate for your middle schoolers!
“The Gambler” and “The Journey” offer readers an opportunity to experience two very different views of Jewish life in Poland between WWI and WWII. Whether used as a part of a study of the Holocaust, or as a compare/contrast exercise, the stories, discussion questions, vocabulary lists, biographical information and activities make for a powerful learning experience.
As the saying goes: there are no new stories. Standard 9 for reading literature in the Common Core addresses this fact and requires that young scholars be able to analyze how authors use the themes, stories, and characters of earlier works. Like other lessons from this source, the instructional activity includes several pairings of texts that can be used to practice this skill with your class. After reviewing a couple sample pairings with your pupils, discussing what aspects they have in common as well as how they differ from one another, individuals can take the included multiple choice quizzes. The questions and discussion prompts do a great job of drawing students' attention to the details of the text and to supporting their analysis.
Introduce the art and sensibility of the Italian Rennaissance with a look at Madonna of the Chair by Raphael. Third graders will discuss their observations of the piece, and then create art inspired by Raphael. There are eight engaging activities that require learners to draw, paint, and write like the masters. Note: Because the painting is religious in nature it may not be appropriate for all school settings.
Students read and analyze William Faulkner's novel, 'As I Lay Dying.' They define Faulkner's place in American literary history, describe Faulkner's "South" in the context of the historical South and examine the Bundren family through the subjective evidence provided by a multiplicity of characters.
Cricket Song is a story that describe the world of slavery through the eyes of a small child. Vivid language and sensory detail are there for the taking as your class uses the rich language to inspire their writing. They read the story and then write a short paragraph describing a series of recorded sounds. The story and additional resources are included.