Washington Monument Teacher Resources
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Zoom-In Washington Monument
Young scholars explore the Washington Monument. For this United States history lesson, students view a "zoom-in" PowerPoint presentation of the Washington Monument. Young scholars predict what the main structure represented in the picture is as more of the monument is revealed. Students discuss the Washington Monument, making personal and world connections when relevant.
For this reading comprehension worksheet, students read about the Washington Monument and answer five short answer questions about the passage.
Students research Washington D.C.. In this American history lesson, students go on a virtual field trip to Washington D.C. by using Google Earth, and identify various landmarks such as the White House and Washington Monument.
Third graders compare the Sphinx and the Washington Monument. For this ancient Egypt lesson students discuss the contributions of Egypt to the United States and the world. Primary source pictures are used for the comparisons.
Make a Washington Monument
In this social studies worksheet, students create a model Washington Monument. Students use a pattern to cut, fold, tuck in the tabs, and tape together to create the model.
What Do We Choose to Remember? Public Monuments and Memorials
Students collaborate to determine what a public monument is. In this government and United States history lesson, students view the National Mall website of the National Parks Service and describe common features after looking at and reading about the Washington Monument, the Lincoln memorial, and several war memorials. Students complete a data table using information from the website, then write an entry in their journal beginning with "A public monument is ...."
Sixth graders find the length of shadows. In this Pythagorean Theorem instructional activity, 6th graders learn the parts of a right triangle and learn the Pythagorean Theorem. Students use the theorem to determine how long the shadow of the Washington Monument is as well as the school flagpole.
Washington D.C. from Space
In this Washington D.C. from space worksheet, students use a picture generated by the International Space Station and they find the scale of the image. They determine the actual size of features in the image, they find the distances between points in the image and they find the area covered by the image.
DVD: Gold Fever
In this review of the Gold Fever DVD worksheet, students observe the DVD and fill in the blanks to complete comprehensive sentences. Students fill in 20 blanks.
Reading Comprehension 1
What can jump 150 times its own length? Fleas! Assign this reading passage to your class, and they'll not only develop reading skills, but they'll learn about fleas. After reading the excerpt, they answer the questions that follow. All questions are in multiple-choice format.
Size is Relative
Pupils compare measurements. They measure themselves, and compare their proportions to the Washington Monument, the depth of the Mariana Trench, and the highest point in their state. They make a scale drawing of the four measurements together using ratio.
Great Monuments of the World
Students explore the wonders of the world through inquiry. In this world monuments lesson, students investigate famous landmarks around the world as they conduct and apply research. Students create products that feature their findings and share their impressions regarding monuments and the reasons that cultures build them.
Test Prep With TFK
For this test prep worksheet, learners read four news stories. The topics include Jupiter, space museums, a gray whale, and the Washington Monument. After reading, students make inferences, recall facts, determine sequences, and draw conclusions about each story. One page is devoted to each story. Answers are multiple choice, and short answer format. There are approximately five answers per page.
Zoon-In: U.S. Patriotic Symbols
Third graders study patriostism. In this US history lesson, 3rd graders view a PowerPoint presentation on patriotic symbols and answer "What am I?" questions.
Don't Flip Out Over the Metric System
Students identify the most appropriate metric prefix to use. They describe the usefulness of a system based on tens. Students compare the metric system to the American system of measurement. They develop a metric flip book to use a reference. Students define the Metric System.
The Washington Monument: Tribute in Stone (62)
Learners decide why George Washington was so revered and why a monument was built in his honor. They discover how monument design changes over time.
Heroes and Heroines in Science: Dispelling the Stereotype
Students describe and illustrate a stereotypical scientist. They work in cooperative groups to research and produce a portfolio of work honoring a randomly chosen nontraditional scientist. Students create a presentation about their scientist and describe the methods to honor him. Additional cross curriculum activities are listed.
Heroes and Heroines in Science: Dispelling the Stereotype
young scholars think of scientists as heroes and heroines by dispelling the stereotypes of persons in scientific careers. They work in cooperative groups to research the life and works of a scientist and (through the use of the library and the World Wide Web) produce a multimedia portfolio of art, poetry, songs, and newspaper articles to honor the accomplishments of nontraditional scientists.
The Meaning of America: Equality
What if society sought equality by handicapping the gifted and dispelling any traces of diversity? Kurt Vonnegut Jr. offers one possible answer to this question through his incredibly engaging and thought-provoking satirical story, "Harrison Bergeron". In addition to offering writing prompts and discussion questions that are sure to spark interest and debate amongst your readers, you will also have the opportunity to preview video excerpts where editors of the anthology engage in high-level discourse and work to elicit meaning from the classic American text.
The Meaning of America: Freedom and Religion
The United States of America was founded on firm ideals of both the pursuit of happiness and a spirit of reverence. Through a close reading of Nathaniel Hawthorne's "The May-Pole of Merry Mount," you can examine what some consider was a "culture war" between these two ideals in the early stages of the new nation. After giving a brief overview of the story, work with your readers through the text using the guided questions provided by this resource.