The Hobbit: Concept/Vocabulary Analysis
Considering using Tolkien's The Hobbit for book circles or whole-class reading? Check out this packet that provides an overview of the novel, some interesting background materials, and links to additional resources.
A Teacher's Guide to the Signet Classic Edition of William Shakespeare's The Tempest
Imperialism, colonialism, utopianism. There are certainly a lot of "isms" reflected in The Tempest, just as there are a lot of stormy relationships. Instructors new to using the play in their classroom and those more seasoned will find...
National Endowment for the Humanities
Magical Elements in Magical Realism
How does Gabriel Garcia Marquez make the magical elements of his novel appear so real? That's the challenge facing readers of One Hundred Years of Solitude. Scholars examine the tone and descriptive details Garcia Marquez uses to make...
Monkey Baa Theatre
The Magic Hat - Classroom Activities
Bring some magic to your kindergarten class with a set of activities for Mem Fox's The Magic Hat. With shadow puppets, science experiments, and rhyming word jumbles, the packet of lessons is sure to entrance young readers!
Magical Courtly Structure
Students engage in a lesson that is concerned with the creation of a model that is focused upon the theme of an imaginary world. They work in groups to create a magical and courtly structure using modeling clay. Then students talk about...
Magic in the Classroom
Captivate students while covering content by incorporating magic into your day.
A Midsummer Night's Dream
Young scholars explore the world of love and magic in William Shakespeare's A Midsummer Night's Dream. Comparisons are made to the life experiences of the reader as love's portrayal in contemporary situations are analized.
African Power Figure Sculptures
Students develop character, write short narrative about how it got its powers, and create a clay figure using modeling and assembling techniques to explore the concepts relating their figure to the African power figures.
Algebra - Magic Tricks
In this algebra magic tricks worksheet, students identify and solve 4 different problems that include interpreting riddles to get a number. First, they read the English version on the left and follow the steps to solve the problem. Then,...
First Willett Math Club Contest
In this word problems worksheet, students complete word problems involving combining outfits, probability, magic, and more. Students complete 5 problems.
In this magic activity, students, with a partner, complete a variety of activities associated with magic and casting spells and tricks.
Following Directions Using Magic Tricks
Students recreate magic tricks in an effort to follow directions. They evaluate the clarity of their instructions and teach an apprentice how to perform a trick. They are evaluated using a rubric to note the clarity of their directions...
The Magician's Elephant
Students explore the fiction book, "The Magician's Elephant." In this literary instructional activity/activity, students complete extension activities that coordinate with the reading, including magic tricks, and a writing activity.
The Story of Magic: Centuries of Deception
Students examine the history of magic and the men and women who practice the art. The Story of Magic would be useful for classes on Religion, Culture, Mythology, Physics and Psychology. It is appropriate for middle school and high school.