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High schoolers explore the Sistine Chapel. In this European history lesson, students watch "Sistine Chapel Frescoes: Scenes from Genesis." High schoolers then discuss the Vatican and the role of the Pope. Students then visit a website to take a virtual tour of the chapel prior to designing their own Sistine Chapel ceiling on a bulletin board.
Learners explore the Sistine Chapel. In this visual arts lesson, students take a virtual tour of the Sistine Chapel. Learners examine the scenes depicted on the chapel's ceiling and share their impressions of the artistic stories.
Examine the historic election of Pope Benedict XVI and reflect on the challenges he faces as the new leader of the Catholic Church. This New York Times lesson investigates how other world leaders are chosen in different forms of governing structures. Use this lesson as a way to study and dissect the structure of informational text.
Learners construct a model of the hydrologic cycle, and observe that water is an element of a cycle in the natural environment. They explain how the hydrologic cycle works and why it is important, and compare the hydrologic cycle to other cycles found in nature. This is one of the most thoroughly thought-through, one-period lesson plans I've ever come across!
Middle schoolers research some of the factors that affect the cohesiveness and integration of countries. identify, classify and explain ways in which a country's borders might affect its political cohesiveness. They label countries on a world map according to morphology categories.
Students examine the advantages and disadvantages of being a very small European country in today's world. They locate each country on a map using the coordinates, discuss the governments of each country, and develop a list of advantages and disadvantages.
By first defining the characteristics and ideology of fascism, this presentation makes it easy for viewers to contextualize the rise of Mussolini in post-WWI Italy. Not only thorough and informative, the pictures and concepts featured in these slides will engage viewers' interest up to the last slide, where they might be surprised to learn how far-reaching and influencial Mussolini's rule became.
Here's a grammar worksheet that covers comparative and superlative adjectives, as well as past participles and present perfect tense. Learners complete several exercises in which they practice using -er and -est. They also convert present tense verbs to the past participle, and write original sentences using both affirmative and negative forms. Finally, to write "have you ever..." questions, they must use the appropriate verb form for each. Finally they fill in the blank in 10 sentences using the present perfect form of verbs from a word bank. 
In this online interactive geography quiz activity, students examine the chart that includes details about the population in 44 landlocked countries. Students identify the names of the countries in 5 minutes.
Students determine statistics based on data.  In this statistics lesson, students use data and record in charts.  Students create graphs based on the statistics found.
In this online interactive geography quiz worksheet, students respond to 195 identification questions about the countries of the world. Students have 12 minutes to complete the quiz.
In this online interactive geography quiz worksheet, students respond to 27 identification questions about the locations of monarchies. Students have 4 minutes to complete the quiz.
Learners research and write essays on contemporary Italian politics and their roots to explain the prime minister's recent resignation in context. They explain why coalition governments are formed.
Pupils discuss the cultural similarities and differences found in Northen Europe, Southern Europe, Western Europe, and Eastern Europe and create daily journal entries charting their discoveries. This activity is the First Part in a Four Part Unit that lasts over three weeks.
In this online interactive geography quiz instructional activity, students respond to 20 identification questions about countries with the highest life expectancies. Students have 4 minutes to complete the quiz. 
For this geography worksheet, students complete a crossword puzzle in reference to the geography of Europe. They identify the capital cities of various countries and the bodies of water which surround specific countries of Europe.
In this geography learning exercise, students fill in twenty-two blanks about European countries. They identify the names of countries, capitals, and mountains.
Fifth graders brainstorm a list of holidays celebrated by a majority of people in the United States. They each select an American holiday from the list as well as another country that may have a holiday that is similar. Next, they conduct research to locate useful information using a minimum of three sources. Note: The lesson includes an extensive list of holidays.
In this online interactive geography quiz worksheet, students respond to 45 identification questions about the countries located in Europe. Students have 5 minutes to complete the quiz.
In this online interactive geography quiz worksheet, students respond to 45 identification questions about the capitals cities of European countries. Students have 5 minutes to complete the quiz.

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