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Biographies of Notable People - Reading Comprehension Worksheets Bundle

Biographies of Notable People - Reading Comprehension Worksheets Bundle

This Reading Comprehension worksheets bundle is suitable for upper intermediate to proficient ESL learners. The texts narrate the life and work of a number of notable individuals from the world of politics, science and arts. After carefully reading each text, students are required to complete some comprehension exercises including: questions, gap filling exercises, True or False, character match and definitions matching exercises, word searches and crosswords. The vocabulary used in the text is rather advanced and can also be used for IGSCE, TOEFL or IELTS vocabulary building purposes. The handout can be completed in class or assigned for homework.
MariaPht
Goddess Rhea Wordsearch Greek Gods Myths Starter Settler Activity Homework Cover Lesson

Goddess Rhea Wordsearch Greek Gods Myths Starter Settler Activity Homework Cover Lesson

Wordsearch on the theme of 'The Goddess Rhea'. Powerpoint so can be used on the board or printed as a worksheet. Includes space for students to explain the keywords and suggested extension activities. Can take 10 minutes or an hour, depending on which activities the students complete. Ideal for the start of a lesson, a quick filler, a homework, part of a cover lesson or as a plenary on the board with a whiteboard pen. The idea behind these is to get students to become more literate and think independently about the words that could be used to describe the topic being taught. The repetition of the word over and over as they look for the word is useful in remembering the terms. Often the students will pick up on things that you would not normally expect!
mikedean
Developing chronological knowledge and understanding: Ancient Greece

Developing chronological knowledge and understanding: Ancient Greece

A set of linked resources and activities to help students improve their understanding of the sequencing of events. This set covers Ancient Greece from 776 to 146 BC. There is a specially designed power point presentation of selected events. This is designed to convey a sense of the passage of time by having the transition between slides vary in length depending on how many years actually passed between events. Each slide has a date, event and appropriate illustration. (Each event slide is on show for five seconds and the whole presentation lasts for approximately five minutes). As a bonus there is also a ‘click through’ version of the slide show. The selection of events is not meant to be definitive for the study of that period (it’s a selection not a comprehensive timeline!) – this allows for an extra activity/challenge of students deciding what is missing/what could be left out. The same events are on a word document with a classifying task -to help students identify links within a period. Some of these events are also used for a set of sorting challenges (by focussing on the same set of events in different ways it will help boost students’ knowledge). The first involves sorting set of four different events into the correct order – available on power point and word document. The second is a set of printable ‘cards’ which can be used for sorting or matching tasks (such as the matching pairs game) – each event is on a separate ‘card’ from its date (organised in sets of 10). The third is a set of ‘domino cards’ where each card has an event and a date that links to another event -so making a single sequence of 10 events.
WiseArkResources
Spartans at the Gates of Fire

Spartans at the Gates of Fire

The video Spartans at the Gates of Fire gives a brief overview of Spartan society before concentrating on the narrative of the Battle of Thermopylae and in particular, the role of Sparta in the defence of the southern Greek city-states. This worksheet helps students to focus on problems and issues in Sparta and the Battle of Thermopylae. The answers are also provided. It is designed for students of the NSW Ancient History syllabus for the Australian Curriculum. Preliminary course Ancient Societies Option G: Spartan Society to the Battle of Leuctra
WayneWoods
3 x Ancient Greek Gods Wordsearch Myths Legends Starter Settler Activity Homework Cover Lesson

3 x Ancient Greek Gods Wordsearch Myths Legends Starter Settler Activity Homework Cover Lesson

3 x Wordsearches on the theme of 'Ancient Greek Gods'. Powerpoint so can be used on the board or printed as a worksheet. Includes space for students to explain the keywords and suggested extension activities. Can take 10 minutes or an hour, depending on which activities the students complete. Ideal for the start of a lesson, a quick filler, a homework, part of a cover lesson or as a plenary on the board with a whiteboard pen. The idea behind these is to get students to become more literate and think independently about the words that could be used to describe the topic being taught. The repetition of the word over and over as they look for the word is useful in remembering the terms. Often the students will pick up on things that you would not normally expect!
mikedean
Ancient Greek Gods 2 Wordsearch Myths Legends Starter Settler Activity Homework Cover Lesson

Ancient Greek Gods 2 Wordsearch Myths Legends Starter Settler Activity Homework Cover Lesson

Wordsearch on the theme of 'Ancient Greek Gods 2'. Powerpoint so can be used on the board or printed as a worksheet. Includes space for students to explain the keywords and suggested extension activities. Can take 10 minutes or an hour, depending on which activities the students complete. Ideal for the start of a lesson, a quick filler, a homework, part of a cover lesson or as a plenary on the board with a whiteboard pen. The idea behind these is to get students to become more literate and think independently about the words that could be used to describe the topic being taught. The repetition of the word over and over as they look for the word is useful in remembering the terms. Often the students will pick up on things that you would not normally expect!
mikedean
Ancient Greek Gods 1 Wordsearch Myths Legends Starter Settler Activity Homework Cover Lesson

Ancient Greek Gods 1 Wordsearch Myths Legends Starter Settler Activity Homework Cover Lesson

Wordsearch on the theme of 'Ancient Greek Gods 1'. Powerpoint so can be used on the board or printed as a worksheet. Includes space for students to explain the keywords and suggested extension activities. Can take 10 minutes or an hour, depending on which activities the students complete. Ideal for the start of a lesson, a quick filler, a homework, part of a cover lesson or as a plenary on the board with a whiteboard pen. The idea behind these is to get students to become more literate and think independently about the words that could be used to describe the topic being taught. The repetition of the word over and over as they look for the word is useful in remembering the terms. Often the students will pick up on things that you would not normally expect!
mikedean
Spartan Society to the Battle of Leuctra 371 BCE

Spartan Society to the Battle of Leuctra 371 BCE

This bundle covers the requirements of the NSW Ancient History Syllabus for the Australian Curriculum. Higher School Certificate course Historical Periods Spartan Society to the Battle of Leuctra 371 BCE It includes: + The Spartans documentary series worksheets + Horses and hunting. How did the Spartans spend their leisure time? Source activity + What happened at the Hyakinthia Festival? Source activity + Were the helots slaves? Source activity + Was the agoge a school or a military bootcamp? Source activity + What was so unusual about Spartan marriage customs? Source activity + Who was Tyrtaeus? What were the themes of his poetry? Source activity + Why was the krypteia so bloodthirsty? Source activity + Why was the Battle of Leuctra so important? Source activity + Why did the Spartans revere the Menelaion? Source activity + How much freedom was given to Spartan girls? Source activity + What was so important about the Temple of Apollo at Amyklai? Source activity + What happened at the Gymnopediae Festival? Source activity + What contribution did the perioikoi make to Spartan society? + Was Spartan cultural life Spartan? Source activity? + What did Sparta gain in the Messenian Wars? Source activity + Spartans at the Gates of Fire worksheet
WayneWoods
Crash Course World History: The Persians and the Greeks

Crash Course World History: The Persians and the Greeks

Crash Course World History: The Persians and the Greeks gives an overview of the causes of conflict between the Achaemenid Persian Empire and the Greek city states in the 5th century BCE, the results of Greek victory the resulting squabble between the Greek states that was the Peloponnesian War. Presenter, John Green gives an interesting argument that it may have actually been better if the Persians had won the war.
WayneWoods
Developing chronological knowledge and understanding: Sample

Developing chronological knowledge and understanding: Sample

This is a sample of a selection from a range of these resources. Each of the full resource is a set of linked resources and activities to help students improve their understanding of the sequencing of events. There is a specially designed power point presentation of selected events. This is designed to convey a sense of the passage of time by having the transition between slides vary in length depending on how many years actually passed between events. Each slide has a date, event and appropriate illustration. (Each event slide is on show for five seconds and the whole presentation lasts for approximately five minutes). (There are between 24 and 30 slides in each presentation) As a bonus there is also a ‘click through’ version of the slide show. The selection of events is not meant to be definitive for the study of that period (it’s a selection not a comprehensive timeline!) – this would allow for an extra activity/challenge of students deciding what is missing/what could be left out. The same events are on a word document with a classifying task -to help students identify links within a period. Some of these events are also used for a set of sorting challenges (by focussing on the same set of events in different ways it will help boost students’ knowledge). The first involves sorting set of four or five different events into the correct order – available on power point and word document. The second is a set of printable ‘cards’ which can be used for sorting or matching tasks (such as the matching pairs game) – each event is on a separate ‘card’ from its date (organised in sets of 10). The third is a set of ‘domino cards’ where each card has an event and a date that links to another event -so making a single sequence of 10 events. There are 10 separate sets of resources: Ancient Greece; Britain before the Romans 4500BC-43AD Roman Britain 43-410AD Anglo-Saxons and Vikings 449-1066AD Periods in British history (major periods) Medieval Times (2 sub sets – England & Britain and other nations) Tudors and Stuarts (2 sub sets – Tudors & Stuarts) Industrial Revolution (and farming etc – 3 sub sets: 1694 to 1803; 1803 to 1846; 1851 to 1901 Britain (and the world) c1714 to c1900 (3 sub sets: Britain and the World; Politics and Reform ; Society and Culture Britain in the 20th century (2 sub sets – Britain & Britain and the world)
WiseArkResources
Ancient Greece Wordsearch History Starter Settler Activity Homework Cover Lesson

Ancient Greece Wordsearch History Starter Settler Activity Homework Cover Lesson

Wordsearch on the theme of 'Ancient Greece'. Powerpoint so can be used on the board or printed as a worksheet. Includes space for students to explain the keywords and suggested extension activities. Can take 10 minutes or an hour, depending on which activities the students complete. Ideal for the start of a lesson, a quick filler, a homework, part of a cover lesson or as a plenary on the board with a whiteboard pen. The idea behind these is to get students to become more literate and think independently about the words that could be used to describe the topic being taught. The repetition of the word over and over as they look for the word is useful in remembering the terms. Often the students will pick up on things that you would not normally expect!
mikedean