This unit is meant to be used with the book Who Was King Tut? By Roberta Edwards. It is part of a series of books published by Grosset & Dunlap, a division of Penguin Group Inc. The Scholastic book order club often has these books and that is a great way to get free books using your bonus points.
The students love these books as they are simple but filled with tons of information and fascinating facts about different people in past history and current.
We purchase enough copies so students are paired with literacy partners and can read the chapters and work on the activity pages together. Besides a page with comprehension questions for each chapter (and answer sheets), this unit includes additional optional pages: main idea/details, a matching activity, a true/false sheet, listing steps in a process, drawing a map, making a list, a 3-2-1 activity, and writing a message in hierglyphs. You can decide to use the main idea/detail paper for several chapters as you please since this sheet is an open ended one.
Goes from the dinosaurs through key periods of history to the present day. Use MS Word to adapt it.
I have added the Stone, Bronze, Iron and Middle Ages to the updated version. As well as the first public railway in 1825, England winning the World Cup in 1966 and the 2012 Olympics.
Roman villa lessons
lesson one-Introduction to Roman Villa and key features
Then a long term task pupils design a Roman estate agent booklet by being a Roman estate agent (word doc)
The word doc is a 7 page booklet of roman villa budget task, students have a budget of 8,000 denarii to budget building a villa with rooms and fetures and then students produce a booklet to describe the villa (good for numeracy and literacy-pursuasive writing) work doc can be photopied in to an A5 booklet for pupils to plan their own villa. Explains key rooms, extras and features of Roman Villas
Just finished this assembly with my Y5 class, it went so well and they loved it.
It involves an 'X factor' style show where each Greek god auditions to be king of the gods, whilst telling the audience a little bit about the Ancient Greeks.
It involves throwing confetti at the audience, a dance routine to music from Disney's Hercules, and a boy dressing up as Cheryl Cole....if you want.
Adapt and use as you want. Enjoy.