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The Merchant of Venice: Anticipation Guide
Is justice blind? Is love blind? Before beginning The Merchant of Venice, readers decide whether they agree or disagree with statements that encapsulate key elements of the tragic comedy. The class then predicts whether Shakespeare will agree or disagree with the statement.
10th - 12th Language Arts 14 Views 28 Downloads CCSS: Adaptable
Check out this packet of worksheets involving mapping activities, vocabulary logging, reading and comprehending informational texts, etc., which focuses on Italian city-states during the fourteenth and fifteenth centuries. There are also activity and note-taking guidelines for designing a scrapbook on the culture, politics, and social systems of Florence and Venice.
7th - 10th Social Studies & History 31 Views 26 Downloads CCSS: Adaptable
On the Road with Marco Polo: A Boy in 13th Century Venice
Students investigate Marco Polo's life as a young boy in 13th century Venice. They analyze maps, explore various websites, complete a chart and answer discussion questions, and create a travel brochure about visiting 13th century Venice.
3rd - 5th Social Studies & History 8 Views 10 Downloads
Music History: Venice and Vivaldi
Venice, the birthplace of classical music and amazing composers. Discover a bit about life in Venice and the contributions of the composer, Vivaldi. Information regarding his life, his musical contributions, and a break down of his piece The Four Seasons are discussed.
9th - 12th Visual & Performing Arts 10 Views 20 Downloads
Great City-states of the Renaissance
Acting as journalists on a team to determine the most influential city-state of Renaissance Italy, your young historians will research, discuss, and compare the rise of Venice, Florence, and Genoa, and their influence in shaping a Renaissance worldview.
6th - 10th Social Studies & History 13 Views 10 Downloads CCSS: Adaptable
Venice and the Ottoman Empire
In the nineteenth episode of a world history series, the narrator explains how the mutually beneficial relationship between the Venetians and the Ottomans led to the Renaissance and Christopher Columbus' voyages. More specifically, your class members will learn about Venetian reliance on trade and merchant ships, coupled with the Ottoman Empire's capture of Egypt and control of trade through the Mediterranean.
10 mins 9th - 12th Social Studies & History 3 Views 2 Downloads CCSS: Adaptable
On the Road with Marco Polo: From Hormuz to Venice
Students focus on the last leg of Marco Polo's journey home from his adventures: Hormuz to Venice. They examine maps, conduct Internet research, follow along Polo's route and write an essay about Constantinople.
3rd - 5th Social Studies & History 5 Views 15 Downloads
A Trip to Venice
Students create a one-week itinerary for a family journey to Venice. In this Venice trip lesson, students navigate the Internet to find information on history, accommodations, points of interest, and history to choose where to visit in Venice.
6th - 12th Social Studies & History 3 Views 7 Downloads
The Merchant of Venice Study Questions & Essay Topics
For this online interactive literature worksheet, students respond to 10 short answer and essay questions about Shakespeare's The Merchant of Venice. Students may check some of their answers online.
9th - Higher Ed Language Arts 10 Views 23 Downloads
The Merchant of Venice Quiz
The Merchant of Venice is the focus of twenty multiple-choice and fill-in-the-blank questions in this quiz that begins by focusing on characters. Quotes and specific objects in the play factor in to later questions.
10th - Higher Ed Visual & Performing Arts 3 Views 7 Downloads
On the Road with Marco Polo: From Hormuz to Venice
Students study the route from Hormuz to Constantinople that was traveled by the Polos. They explain the importance of Constantinople in medieval time and discuss its location, and outer wall structure.
3rd - 5th Social Studies & History 3 Views 2 Downloads
Where in the World is Mrs. Waffenschmidt? #11
Boats, gondolas, and narrow canals! Sounds like Mrs. Waffenschmidt is hanging out in Venice, Italy. Your class needs to read the informational paragraph and use what they know about geography and culture to determine this mysterious location.
6th - 8th Social Studies & History 3 Views 6 Downloads
New Review Galileo: Revealing the Universe
To gain an understanding of the significance of Galileo Galilei's revolutionary ideas, class members watch the short video "Stargazing Before Galileo," and conduct a close reading of Galileo's Sidereal Messsenger. They then compare Galileo's observations of the Pleiades Group and conclusions with those images taken by the Hubble Space Telescope and the observations made about them in the NASA news story.
6th - 8th Science 8 Views 2 Downloads CCSS: Adaptable
Literature Study Guide: The Merchant of Venice
If your independent readers or homeschoolers have selected to read The Merchant of Venice, use this study guide to track their progress through Shakespeare’s play. Although applicable to any story, the variety of activities included will keep learners engaged and provide a clear picture of their understanding of the text.
10th Language Arts 7 Views 26 Downloads