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The Erie Canal- Read and Write The Room- Grades 4-7

The Erie Canal- Read and Write The Room- Grades 4-7

This product offers an excellent way to give your students practice in reading for information. You place the 10 fact cards around the room and your students hunt,read,write,and learn all about the Erie Canal. I've included an optional writing assignment and a word find. This product can be used in a number of ways including for early finishers or students you feel need a challenge. Included: 10 Fact Cards Writing Assignment Word Find Student worksheets Answer key Aligned with CCSS.ELA-LITERACY.RI.4.1-7.1

By mccormick33

Declaration of Independence Signatories Wordsearch Starter Activity History Homework Cover Lesson

Declaration of Independence Signatories Wordsearch Starter Activity History Homework Cover Lesson

Wordsearch on the theme of 'Declaration of Independence Signatories'. 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. Often the students will pick up on things that you would not normally expect!

By mikedean

Now and then: School

Now and then: School

There are two sets of photographs of a school. The black and white photographs are from Victorian times (around 1900) and show the outside, classroom and a school photograph. These photographs are part of the archive of the Essex Record Office. The colour photographs were taken at the same school today (2017), following in the Victorian photographers footsteps as closely as possible. There is very little interpretation, but there are a few observations and ideas in the notes section. I hope that you will make these resources your own. I'd love to know how you used them. Contact me on heritage.education@essex.gov.uk I wasn't able to add a cover image (not sure what I'm doing wrong) - so I've added my youtube video showing who I am and what I do (when I'm not sharing resources for schools). Thanks, Valina Bowman-Burns Learning from History Essex Record Office

By vbburns

Famous Victorian Men-Charles Dickens

Famous Victorian Men-Charles Dickens

A 15 page PDF file to be used by KS2. Charles Dickens' life story is written in child friendly vocabulary. There are worksheets included which cover comprehension, spag, sequencing events, internet research, life in Victorian times, vocabulary and composing questions. This will be useful if the children are studying a novel by Dickens or are looking at life in Victorian times.

By teachercellar

Aborigines - Clash of Cultures and Colonialism

Aborigines - Clash of Cultures and Colonialism

This lesson looks at the tragic story of the colonisation of Australia and the destruction of the Aboriginal way of life. There are several resources you can use for this lesson (and you might want to use this over two or three lessons - there is a lot here!). The students investigate whether or not we should apologise for the actions of our ancestors, and how it could/should be made right today. A really good lesson.

By laumorrow

Book Study BUNDLE! Childhood of Famous Americans (6 Book Studies!)

Book Study BUNDLE! Childhood of Famous Americans (6 Book Studies!)

Travel through United States history with these six book studies, which cover the childhood of six famous Americans, from Pocahontas to John Glenn. Included in The Childhood of Famous Americans Book Study BUNDLE are six book studies. Each book study has about seven pages of comprehension questions (2 or 3 per chapter) and 11 vocabulary words for a favorite series of historical fiction biography! This book study packet correlates to the following chapter books. (Each links to the individual book study if you just want one.) Pocahontas by Leslie Gourse Benjamin Franklin by Augusta Stevenson Clara Barton by Augusta Stevenson Louisa May Alcott by Beatrice Gormley Helen Keller by Katharine E. Wilkie John Glenn by Michael Burgan Save about 20% by buying this BUNDLE of book studies. Copies of the six books are NOT provided. Each book study follows a similar format: Comprehension. 2-3 questions for each chapter. Some of them are short answer; others are multiple choice. (5 or 5 1/2 pages total) Your Turn. A writing prompt for students to think about the person from history. (1/2 or 1 page) Vocabulary (1 page) ANSWER SHEET included! (7 pages)

By Rebecca-Reid

Book Study: Clara Barton by Stevenson (Childhood of Famous Americans)

Book Study: Clara Barton by Stevenson (Childhood of Famous Americans)

Pages of comprehension questions (2-3 per chapter) and 11 vocabulary words for a favorite series of historical fiction biography! This book study packet correlates to the chapter book Clara Barton by Augusta Stevenson. The book tells some stories from the childhood of Clara Barton, founder of the American Red Cross. A copy of the book is NOT provided. Comprehension. 2-3 questions for each chapter. Some of them are short answer; others are multiple choice. (5 1/2 pages total) Your Turn. A writing prompt for students to think about Clara Barton, her childhood, and her ultimate mission in life. (1/2 page) Vocabulary (1 page) ANSWER SHEET included! (7 pages)

By Rebecca-Reid

Book Study: Benjamin Franklin by Stevenson (Childhood of Famous Americans)

Book Study: Benjamin Franklin by Stevenson (Childhood of Famous Americans)

Seven pages of comprehension questions (2-3 per chapter) and 12 vocabulary words for a favorite series of historical fiction biography! This book study packet correlates to the chapter book Benjamin Franklin by Augusta Stevenson. The book tells some stories from the childhood of Benjamin Franklin, revolutionary diplomat and inventor. A copy of the book is NOT provided. Comprehension. 2-3 questions for each chapter. Some of them are short answer; others are multiple choice. (5 pages total) Your Turn. A writing prompt for students to think about Benjamin Franklin, his childhood, and his ultimate mission in life. (1 page) Vocabulary (1 page) ANSWER SHEET included! (7 pages)

By Rebecca-Reid

Book Study: Louisa May Alcott by Gormley (Childhood of Famous Americans)

Book Study: Louisa May Alcott by Gormley (Childhood of Famous Americans)

Seven pages of comprehension questions (2 per chapter) and 13 vocabulary words for a favorite series of historical fiction biography! This book study packet correlates to the chapter book Louisa May Alcott by Beatrice Gormley. The book tells some stories from the childhood and life of Louisa May Alcott, a girl who grew to be a famous writer. A copy of the book is NOT provided. Comprehension. 2 questions for each chapter. Some of them are short answer; others are multiple choice. (5 pages total) Your Turn. A writing prompt for students to think about what Louisa May Alcott did as a child to find success as an adult. (1 page) Vocabulary (1 page) ANSWER SHEET included! (7 pages)

By Rebecca-Reid

Book Study: Helen Keller by Wilkie (Childhood of Famous Americans)

Book Study: Helen Keller by Wilkie (Childhood of Famous Americans)

Seven pages of comprehension questions (2-3 per chapter) and 12 vocabulary words for a favorite series of historical fiction biography! This book study packet correlates to the chapter book Helen Keller by Katharine E. Wilkie. The book tells some stories from the childhood of Helen Keller, a child who became deaf and blind yet accomplished much in her lifetime. A copy of the book is NOT provided. Comprehension. 2-3 questions for each chapter. Some of them are short answer; others are multiple choice. (5 1/2 pages total) Your Turn. A writing prompt for students to think about Helen Keller's abilities and Miss Sullivan's success in teaching her. (1/2 page) Vocabulary (1 page) ANSWER SHEET included! (7 pages)

By Rebecca-Reid

Science and Technology

Science and Technology

Science and Technology LESSON OBJECTIVES At the end of the lesson the students should be able to : Define science and technology. Mention some of the importance of science and technology in the development of Nigeria in the 21st century. Identify and name some traditional and modern science and technologies. State the problems of science and technology Explain solutions to some problems of science and technology. This slide should be use by teachers and students of history in key stage 3(year 7-9). It is well written, with graphical illustrations and with revision question at the end. A most have for teachers and students of history which will aid a better understanding of the topic.

By Abies1