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Students explore the Sistine Chapel. In this European history lesson, students watch "Sistine Chapel Frescoes: Scenes from Genesis." Students 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.
Students explore the Sistine Chapel. In this visual arts lesson, students take a virtual tour of the Sistine Chapel. Students examine the scenes depicted on the chapel's ceiling and share their impressions of the artistic stories.
New Review Arctic Food Chain
Explore the food chains that support Arctic ecosystems. A class discussion on interdependence and the different roles plants and animals play in ecosystems provides students with the knowledge to complete a worksheet asking them to create food chains involving a variety of Arctic life. To further engage students in the lesson, consider assigning each child an Arctic plant or animal and having the class arrange and rearrange themselves into food chains. This resource would fit perfectly into a unit investigating the different types of ecosystems found around the world.
New Review Land of the Midnight Sun
From days of 24 hour sunlight, to endless nights that last for days, the Arctic is a very unique place to live. Examine the seasonal changes that occur in the northern-most reaches of the globe and the impact they have on the plants and animals living there. The included worksheet offers a number of different opportunities for learners to demonstrate their understanding of this unique region. This instructional activity would fit nicely in either a unit on ecosystems or weather and climate in an upper-elementary science class.
New Review Bar Charts & Pie Charts
Learn about life in the Arctic while practicing how to graph and interpret data with this interdisciplinary lesson. Starting with a whole group data-gathering exercise, students are then given a worksheet on which they analyze and create bar and pie graphs involving information about Arctic animals. This lesson is perfect for tying together a math unit on representing data and a science exploration of Arctic ecosystems.
New Review Shapes
Investigate the properties of three-dimensional figures with this Arctic-themed math lesson. Beginning with a class discussion about different types of solid figures present in the classroom, young mathematicians are then given a two-sided worksheet asking them to draw 3-D shapes, identify their parts, and create cubes from a series of nets. Though the lesson does not provide any detailed information about the Arctic, it is does provide a fun change of pace to a geometry unit in the upper-elementary grades.
New Review Take 6
Investigate the various properties of the number six with this elementary math lesson. From simple addition, subtraction, multiplication, and division problems to the creation of hexagonal tessellations, this lesson covers all aspects of this simple number. As a lesson, this would best fit in a geometry unit introducing hexagons, but the included worksheet could also stand alone as an option for early finishers.
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!
Learners 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.
Learners 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.
A reading of Carlos Sanchez’s Confessions of a Monolingual Americano, launches an investigation of how autobiographers use reflection and evaluation in a piece of writing. Groups are assigned different paragraphs from the narrative and work together to answer focus questions. After sharing, class members craft their own story incorporating reflection and evaluation. Part of an autobiographical writing unit, the referenced Verb Agreement and Tense Explanation worksheets are not included.
HTML? Anchors? Links? HREF? Demonstrate for your young scholars the power and common aspects of HTML by having them transfer their class notes into a hypertext. Have them create a web page and then link their page to another. The richly detailed plan contains specific directions and resource links.
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 worksheet, 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 20 identification questions about countries with the highest life expectancies. Students have 4 minutes to complete the quiz.
In this online interactive geography quiz learning exercise, students respond to 27 identification questions about the locations of monarchies. Students have 4 minutes to complete the quiz.
Pupils 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.