Pumpkins! A Webquest

Pumpkins! A Webquest

Did someone say pumpkin pie? Learn about the pumpkin with this 10 web question web quest. There are several comprehension questions and lots of extension activities. Great for a fall activity. Updated for 2017: The record for the heaviest pumpkin grown in North America was shattered again this year with a man from the state of Washington taking the record for his pumpkin that tipped the scale at 2363, about 100 pound more than last year's record pumpkin! A pumpkin grown in the country of Belgium(2016) tipped the scale at a whopping 2623 pounds! This record stands thus far in 2017.
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MUMMIES: A Webquest/Extension Activities

MUMMIES: A Webquest/Extension Activities

Kids love mummies. Great for Halloween time(or for a unit of study on ancient Egypt) Learn all about mummies of the world. Included: Bog Mummies, Otzi, Chinchorro Mummies, Taklamakan Desert Mummies, Egyptian Mummies and more. 12 informative text questions/comprehension questions/extension activities, key, fun facts.
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Halloween!All Things Halloween Webquest

Halloween!All Things Halloween Webquest

With 12 informational web questions, this resource is just the thing to use as a learning tool about the holiday of Halloween. Bats, Owls, pumpkins, the human skeleton, the origin of Halloween, superstitions, and famous stories in literature, are covered. There are comprehension questions, lots of fun facts, extension activities(including writing in the content area), and additional links for teachers. I have updated this web quest as the link for Number 3(on superstitions) is no longer working. Download the newest version of this resource.(5/10/16)
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Lewis and Clark: Louisiana Purchase(Reader's Theater Script)

Lewis and Clark: Louisiana Purchase(Reader's Theater Script)

On February 28, 1803, President Thomas Jefferson got approval by Congress for an expedition to explore the lands of the Louisiana Purchase. Meriwether Lewis and William Clark were asked by President Thomas Jefferson to led the expedition. On May 14, 1804, the expedition called, the Corps of Discovery began. They would return home two years later, in 1806. The expedition helped to open up the west for expansion by people seeking a better life. Part of my Ms. Bie Ografee Talk Show Series of plays, Lewis Meriwether and William Clark are guests on Ms. Bie Ografee's Talk Show. They share information about their expedition to explore the Louisiana Territory. There is a Did You Know? section of fun facts, reading comprehension questions and a teacher section with lots of extension activities, links and the key. Other plays in the Ms. Bie Ografee’s Talk Show Series: The Vikings(A Visit with Leif Eriksson and his farther, Erik the Red, The Constitution(A Visit with James Madison, “Father of the Constitution”),Dr. Seuss, A Visit with Josh Crabtree, A Tory during the American Revolutionary War, Charles Dickens, Johnny Appleseed, Albert Einstein, Harriet Tubman, Rosa Parks, Bessie Coleman Sacagawea, George Washington Carver, Thomas Edison, Martin Luther King, Sequoia, Michelangelo, DaVinci, Tuskegee Airmen, Susan B. Anthony, Marco Polo, Christopher Columbus, an interview with a groundhog, an interview with a leprechaun, an interview with Simon, victim of the Black Death, An Interview with Agent 355, a female agent in the Culper Spy Ring(Revolutionary War), Interview with a 49er from the California Gold Rush , Albert Einstein, Rachel Carson, Katherine Johnson and more. Gail's Website for Teachers/Kids My website for teachers/kids has lots of free materials:geography activities, short reads, factoids on different topics, news, career surveys, bell ringers and more.
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Vikings: Leif Eriksson and Erik the Red(Reader's Theater Script)

Vikings: Leif Eriksson and Erik the Red(Reader's Theater Script)

Leif Eriksson Day is October 9th. * There are different spellings for his name. Studying the Vikings? Looking for a Reader's Theater Script in Social Studies? Check out this script on the Vikings and Leif Ericsson and his father, Erik the Red. Part of my Ms. Bie Ografee Talk Show Series of plays, Leif Ericsson and his father, Eric the Red are guests on Ms. Bie Ografee's Talk Show. They share information about their lives and the Vikings. There is a Did You Know? section of fun facts, reading comprehension questions and a teacher section with lots of extension activities, links and the key. Other plays in the Ms. Bie Ografee’s Talk Show Series: The Constitution(A Visit with James Madison, “Father of the Constitution”),Dr. Seuss, A Visit with Josh Crabtree, A Tory during the American Revolutionary War, Charles Dickens, Johnny Appleseed, Albert Einstein, Harriet Tubman, Rosa Parks, Bessie Coleman Sacagawea, George Washington Carver, Thomas Edison, Martin Luther King, Sequoia, Michelangelo, DaVinci, Tuskegee Airmen, Susan B. Anthony, Marco Polo, Christopher Columbus, an interview with a groundhog, an interview with a leprechaun, an interview with Simon, victim of the Black Death, An Interview with Agent 355, a female agent in the Culper Spy Ring(Revolutionary War), Interview with a 49er from the California Gold Rush , Albert Einstein, Rachel Carson, Katherine Johnson and more. I also have related resources on the Middle Age, a play on Christopher Columbus, the Black Death and Marco Polo and an internet activity(web quest) on the Age of Discovery.
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Constitution : An Interview with James Madison" Father of the Constitution": Reader's Theater Script

Constitution : An Interview with James Madison" Father of the Constitution": Reader's Theater Script

Constitution Day is September 17th each year(except for 2017) when the day falls on a Sunday and will be celebrated on September 18th. This play would be a great addition to your lessons about the U.S. Constitution. Part of my Ms. Bie Ografe series of plays, this Reader's Theater Script is on the "Father of the Constitution", James Madson(1751-1836), and his sharing with students the history of the writing of the Constitution. Madison who would become the 4th President of the United States(1809-1817)), played a very important role in the forming of our US Constitution. In addition to being a delegate, he introduced the first additions to the Constitution(amendments) which came to be known as the Bill of Rights. With 13 audience questioners, a Did You Know Section, comprehension questions, a Teacher Page with extension activities, key and additional links, students will learn about the writing of our important government document, the Constitution. Other plays in the Ms. Bie Ografee’s Talk Show Series: Dr. Seuss, Charles Dickens, Johnny Appleseed, Albert, Harriet Tubman, Rosa Parks, Bessie Coleman Sacagawea, George Washington Carver, Thomas Edison, Martin Luther King, Sequoia, Michelangelo, DaVinci, Tuskegee Airmen, Susan B. Anthony, Marco Polo, Christopher Columbus, an interview with a groundhog, an interview with a leprechaun, an interview with Simon, victim of the Black Death, An Interview with Agent 355, a female agent in the Culper Spy Ring(Revolutionary War), Interview with a 49er from the California Gold Rush , Albert Einstein, Rachel Carson, Katherine Johnson and more.
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Guam! In the News: Learn about this Pacific Island(Webquest)

Guam! In the News: Learn about this Pacific Island(Webquest)

Using the News in the classroom.The island of Guam is in the news. North Korean leader, Kim Jong-un, is developing nuclear weapons technology and President Donald Trump has warned North Korea to stop such development. This would be a very good opportunity to introduce students to the Pacific island of Guam, a U.S. Territory. There are 9 Webquestions, a Did You Know? fact section and a Teacher Page with extension activities and keys to the web quest and key to the Comprehension questions.
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South Korea: An Internet Activity

South Korea: An Internet Activity

Will you be covering the Winter Games in your classroom? If, so, you may find this resource of interest. The 2018 Winter Olympics will be held in South Korea. This would be a great opportunity to introduce students to the county of South Korea. There are 11 web questions, lots of Did You Know? facts, comprehension questions and a teacher page with 7 extension activities. There is also a key for both the web quest and comprehension questions and additional links for teachers. Although the activity could be done in one class period, if you decide to do some of the extension activities, this resource could be used over several days.
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Charles Dickens: A Reader's Theater Script

Charles Dickens: A Reader's Theater Script

Part of my Ms. Bie Ografee Talk Show Series, students will be introduced to the life of Charles Dickens, one of the most famous writers of all time. There are 11 questioners in the play as well as a Did You Know? section of fun facts, comprehension questions and a teacher page with extension activities, additional links and the key. Great for a unit of study on Charles Dickens, at Christmas Time when you may be covering A Christmas Carol or as a famous biography activity.
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Johnny Appleseed(John Chapman): A Biographical play for Kids!

Johnny Appleseed(John Chapman): A Biographical play for Kids!

Part of my Ms. Bie Ografee Talk Show Series. This biographical Reader's Theater Script is on John Chapman, better remembered as Johnny Appleseed. Chapman said of himself,“by occupation,(I was) a gatherer and planter of apple seeds”. This pioneer nurseryman helped to introduce apple trees to Indiana, Illinois, Ohio and Pennsylvania. Unlike many people, John Chapman was an American hero, DURING his lifetime. He is know for his kindness toward other people and all living creatures, his efforts in conservation and the many apple trees he started during his life. There area 8 Audience Questioners in the complete resource. There are 12 Did You Know? fun facts about apples, 9 comprehension questions, a teacher page with 9 extension activities, the key and additional links of interest. Great for a Friday biography day, during a study on pioneers or a unit on apples! Johnny Appleseed Day is celebrated : March 11th and/or September 26th. Other plays in the Ms. Bie Ografee’s Talk Show Series: Dr. Seuss, Harriet Tubman, Rosa Parks, Bessie Coleman Sacagawea, George Washington Carver, Thomas Edison, Martin Luther King, Sequoia, Michelangelo, DaVinci, Tuskegee Airmen, Susan B. Anthony, Marco Polo, Christopher Columbus, an interview with a groundhog, an interview with a leprechaun, an interview with Simon, victim of the Black Death, An Interview with Agent 355, a female agent in the Culper Spy Ring(Revolutionary War), Interview with a 49er from the California Gold Rush , Albert Einstein, Rachel Carson, Katherine Johnson and more. Gail Hennessey / Check out my website for teachers/kids for lots of geography activities, short reads, factoids on different topics, news, career surveys, bell ringers and more.
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Albert Einstein: A Reader's Theater Script

Albert Einstein: A Reader's Theater Script

Probably the most famous scientist of the 20th century, Einstein was a physicist who’s most remembered for his Theory of Relativity. From 1901 to 1954, Einstein published more than 300 scientific works. This Reader's Theater Script introduces students to Albert Einstein. Part of my Ms. Bie Ografee Talk Show series, the script includes information about Einstein's childhood, his education, and contributions to science. There is a Did You Know? section, comprehension questions, and a teachers page which includes lots of extension activities, additional links and children's books and the key. The format is a "studio" audience who asks questions of Ms. Bie Ografee's guest, in this case, Albert Einstein. Additional Resources on this Topic You May Find of Interest: 1. Learn about the history of space with this informative web quest. There are 12 web questions, comprehension questions and extension activities: Space: A Webquest/Extension Activities 2. Learn about Astronaut John Glenn's historic flight to become the first American to Orbit the Earth. Years later, he would also become the oldest American to go on the Space Shuttle! This biographical web quest also contains several questions about the early days of space exploration. There are several extension activities and the key: John Glenn, A Webquest 3. A Ms. Bie Ografee Talk Show Reader's Theater Script. Marie Curie: A Reader's Theater Script 4. Trailblazers in Science: A Bundle of Six Reader's Theater Scripts: STEM Biographies(George W. Carver, Jacques Cousteau, Elizabeth Blackwell, Thomas Edison, Marie Curie and this play(Katherine Johnson): Trailblazers in Science(Six STEM Biographies) Reader's Theater Scripts (All these plays are also sold individually.) Please consider following me... Check out my website for teachers/Kids: http://www.gailhennessey.com:The website has lots of geography activities, short reads, factoids on different topics, news, career surveys, bell ringers and more. Illustrations from wpclipart.com
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The U.S. Election Process: A Webquest/Extension Activities

The U.S. Election Process: A Webquest/Extension Activities

Teaching citizenship? Students will learn about the election process in the United States including requirements to run for office, requirements to vote, the Succession Act, the Electoral College and more. There are 12 web questions, a Did You Know? fact section and comprehension questions. The Teacher Page includes extension activities, the keys and additional links.
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Holiday Traditions from Around the World

Holiday Traditions from Around the World

Whenever different cultures meet, ideas are exchanged. Did you know that skiing was started by the people of Norway? Did you know that the kite and fireworks were invented by the people of China? The idea of Trial by Jury and the idea of Democracy come to us from the Ancient Greeks. Chocolate came from the Aztecs people and the ancient Mesopotamian people first came up with a number system based on 60. During the holidays is a great time to share with kids the many traditions which have been shared with different cultures. Learn the history behind some popular holiday traditions with this webquest.
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PURPLE GAME: THINGS THAT HAVE TO DO WITH THE COLOR PURPLE!

PURPLE GAME: THINGS THAT HAVE TO DO WITH THE COLOR PURPLE!

TEST YOUR KNOWLEDGE ABOUT ALL THINGS PURPLE! Need a fun activity that involves kids finding answers that have to do with things PURPLE? THERE are 17 statements in the complete PURPLE Game Activity. You can do this activity in one class, over a couple of days if being used as a end of the period activity or over a couple of days, if you wish to do the extension activities. Great for a Friday activity or before a vacation or when you have some time at the end of the period for kids to group together and test their cognitive skills on all things PURPLE! Grades 4 and up.
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William Shakespeare! A Possible Interactive Notebook Activity

William Shakespeare! A Possible Interactive Notebook Activity

Introduce your students to William Shakespeare with this Interactive Notebook Activity. There is a short reading passage, comprehension questions, A Did You Know? section and several extension activities. Also, check out my Reader’s Theater Script on William Shakespeare. Shakespeare is a guest on a talk show and the studio audience asks questions about his life. Part of my Ms. Bie Ografee's Talk Show Series. Comprehension/Did You Know?section, LOTS of extension activities/links/key. This play is lots of fun and a very informative biography on Shakespeare: William Shakespeare, A Reader's Theater Script
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Arbor Day: An Internet Activity

Arbor Day: An Internet Activity

Learn about the history of Arbor Day and all about trees with this web quest! There are 11 web questions, a Did You Know? section, comprehension questions and a teacher section with keys, additional links and lots(11 extension activities). This could also be something to use with EARTH DAY, when you are studying TREES and, of, course, for ARBOR DAY! Did you know that more than 30 countries in the world have a day to celebrate trees? Other resources that would go well during this time: 1. Exploring the Ocean Blue: A Web quest, will introduce students to our oceans. There are nine informative web questions. Fun Facts, comprehension questions,extension activities and links are also provided as is the key. Can be used as part of a unit on oceans, for Earth Day, World Ocean Day or as an activity for a Friday, before a vacation break or as an end of the year activity. This can be a one day class resource or used for a couple of days depending on whether the activities(creative writing/art work/online simulation games, etc.) are used with the students. There are 9 informative web questions. Fun Facts, comprehension questions,extension activities,links: Let's Explore the Oceans: A Webquest 2. Learn about Jacques Cousteau with this Reader's Theater Script: Oceanographer, photographer,filmmaker, scientist, writer, inventor, Cousteau spent his life studying the oceans and the marine life that lived in the oceans. His books and films on his studies sparked much interest in our oceans and created an awareness about the need for marine conservation. Part of my Ms. Bie Ografee Talk Show Series where Jacques Cousteau is a guest on her talk show and answers questions of her studio audience. There are 10 audience questioners, a Did You Know? section, comprehension questions, a teacher section with extension activities, links and the key.Jacques Cousteau: A Reader's Theater Script 3. Learn about the history of Earth Day and, our planet, EARTH, with this informative web quest. There are 15 web questions as well as comprehension questions and a Did You Know? fun fact section. The teacher page includes extension activities, the key, and additional links. EARTH DAY, A Webquest" 4. A Biologist and marine zoologist, Carson’s books shared her love of nature, especially the ocean and its inhabitants. Her book, Silent Spring, sparked concern in how chemical pesticides were harming our environment. Carson helped to start the environmental movement in our country, which led to the creation of the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency. This Reader's Theater Script could be used as a STEM biography any time of year or especially during the time of Earth Day.Rachel Carson, A Reader's Theater Script
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Rachel Carson: A Biographical Play *EARTH DAY ACTIVITY

Rachel Carson: A Biographical Play *EARTH DAY ACTIVITY

A Biologist and marine zoologist, Carson’s books shared her love of nature, especially the ocean and its inhabitants. Her book, Silent Spring, sparked concern in how chemical pesticides were harming our environment. Carson helped to start the environmental movement in our country, which led to the creation of the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency. This Reader's Theater Script could be used as a STEM biography any time of year or especially during the time of Earth Day.
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Dr. Seuss: A Reader's Theater Script

Dr. Seuss: A Reader's Theater Script

Part of my Ms. Bie Ografee Talk Show Series, students will have fun acting out the parts as they learn about the famous children's book writer, Dr. Seuss. The play on the life of Theodor Seuss Geisel has nine audience Questioners, comprehension questions, a Did You Know? section and a Teacher page with lots of extension activities, links and the key to the comprehension questions. Great for Read Across America Day(March 2nd-Dr. Seuss' birthday), during the reading of one of his great stories or on a Friday when you are looking to have a biography script to use with your students. Check out my other Resources on famous writers: 1. William Shakespeare: Considered to be the greatest writer of the English language, learn about William Shakespeare with this fun/informative play. Shakespeare introduced about 3000 words to the English language . It is said that next to the Bible, his works are the most quoted!William Shakespeare: A Reader's Theater Script 2. Today, a person who is very tight with money, is often called a scrooge, after, the main character in A Christmas Carol. Did you know that several other words and phrases were coined by Charles Dickens? Words such as abuzz, flummox, the creeps,round the clock and whiz-bang are credited with Dickens. Other words that Dickens helped to popularize include, kibosh, butter-fingers,boredom,messiness,squashed,bah humbug,and tousled. Here's another interesting fact about Charles Dickens.Someone said that if you counted all the words which Dickens used in his writing, it was an amazing 4.6 million different words! Charles Dickens: A Webquest 3. This information play is based on the Mark Goodson Production To Tell the Truth Game Show. Students in grades 4 and up will have fun acting out their parts and learning some interesting facts about fairy tale writer, Hans Christian Andersen. Comprehension questions, discussion questions, extension activities and resources are included: Hans Christian Andersen, A Biographical Play
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The Iditarod!  An Internet Activity

The Iditarod! An Internet Activity

Learn about the history of the Iditarod(called the "Last Great Race on Earth"), the 1925 Great Race of Mercy and a bit about the state of Alaska with this fun/informative web quest. There are 10 web quests, several Did You Know? fun facts, a teacher page with 9 extension activities/links and the key. Great to use if you are studying Alaska or if you are looking for an activity to use with your students during the Iditarod(the 2017 race begins March 4th)! My website for teachers/kids has lots of geographic activities, short reads, factoids on different topics, career surveys, bell ringers, news and more. Check it out: http://www.gailhennessey.com
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