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Students read a story about a kidnapped Chinese girl and then complete a world history chronological activity. In this world history lesson, students read about Polly Bemis and answer discussion questions. Students then complete a timeline of important world history events.
Young scholars share their knowledge of England, then read a news article about Prince Charles's anticipated visit to the U.S. In this current events instructional activity (written prior to Prince Charles's visit), the teacher introduces the article with a discussion and vocabulary activity, then students read the news report and participate in a class discussion. Lesson includes interdisciplinary follow-up activities.
Eighth graders explore the religious themes in Medieval literature. In this Medieval literature lesson, 8th graders review textbook passages on the Middle Ages view transparencies of the topic. Students research the the Canterbury Tales and examine Martin Luther's Ninety-five Theses. Students have a choice of an assessment activity.
What do we know about the ancient Mayan civilization? In this world history worksheet, students utilize a word bank of 10 terms or phrases pertaining to the Mayan and Olmec to answer 10 fill-in-the-blank questions about the civilizations. A short answer question is included as well, prompting students to think more deeply about reasons the Mayans studied the stars.