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The Ancient City of Petra

For Students 6th - 12th
Anyone who has seen Indiana Jones and the Last Crusade will recognize the entrance to the Nabataean city of Petra. Young archaeologists don't need horses or camels to travel through the Sig and tour this fascinating city, however. With...
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A Walk Through the Ruins of Petra

For Students 6th - 12th
Walking through the ancient Nabataean city of Petra can be a challenge. A tour begins with a 20-minute walk down a rocky slope through the narrow Siq to get to the famous Treasury known to Indiana Jones fans. But that is just the...
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The Middle East: Land of Contrasts

For Teachers 6th - 8th
Young scholars explore the ancient city of Petra. In this Middle East lesson, students watch "The Royal Tour of Jordan," and then discuss the history of Petra. Young scholars conduct research on selected sites in the city and use their...
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How Sedimentary Rocks are Formed

For Teachers 6th - 8th
Middle schoolers review rock cycles, concentrating on sedimentary rocks. They investigate the stripes in sedimentary rocks using a structure at Petra, Jordan. They create simulations of sedimentary rocks using mixed nuts.
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Bust Of Virgo, Bust Of Pisces

For Teachers 2nd - 6th
Students analyze the relief designs of Petra and design their own personal sacred image in the same style using plaster of Paris or Model Magic. This lesson should be completed within 45-minutes of starting construction due to the drying...
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How Sedimentary Rocks are Formed

For Teachers 6th - 8th
Students investigate the stripes in sedimentary rocks, using a structure at Petra, Jordan, as an example, and then do a hands-on activity using mixed nuts to illustrate the layering of sedimentary rocks.
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Spiders: The First Web Developers

For Students 6th - 12th Standards
"You can always out run a spider." - Petra Sierwald, associate curator of insects at the Field Museum. Scientists identified more than 45,000 species of spiders, and an enchanting video explains how they identify each species as unique....
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Wondering About the New Seven (Man-Made) Wonders of the World

For Students 6th - 10th Standards
Who determines the Seven Wonders of the World, and what criteria is used to evaluate these locations? Discover the efforts to promote cultural diversity and preserve man-made monuments during the world's first-ever global vote in 2007 to...
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How Does Sandstone Get Its Stripes?

For Teachers 5th - 7th
Students examine why sandstone has stripes. In this sedimentary rock lesson plan, students investigate the process of stratification. Students will view images of Petra and engage in a hands on activity that shows how deposition of...
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Geography Now! Jordan

For Students 8th - Higher Ed Standards
While Jordan is home to a rich history, it lacks the oil of its neighbors. Instead, tourism is its oil and a major source of income. The Middle Eastern nation, however, has had to take on many refugees, thanks to brewing crisis points in...
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Patterns and Pentominoes

For Teachers 2nd - 7th
Students solve pentomino puzzles.  In this problem solving lesson, students discuss how pentomino puzzles play into the plot of Chasing Vermeer by Blue Balliett and practice solving a pentomino puzzle on their own.  Students will...
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Pattern Guide for Ender's Game

For Students 5th - 9th
As part of their study of Orson Scott Cards' award winning science fiction novel, Ender's Game, readers use the provided matrix to record changes Ender observes in himself and in the other characters.
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Eric Carle: Animals and Friends

For Teachers Pre-K - 2nd Standards
Celebrate Eric Carle’s beloved children’s books, especially those about animals. Teachers and readers alike engage in Carle’s books as they explore the art and color in each of his stories, and how these elements support comprehension.
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Tools of the Trade

For Students 6th - 12th
Archaeologist David Hurst Thomas details his search for a lost Spanish Mission on St. Catherines Island, Georgia. A great way to introduce youngsters to the life of and the tools used by archaeologists.
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Mint Your Own Coin

For Students 6th - 12th
Provide young archaeologists with an opportunity to craft their own artifacts. The step-by-step directions in an engaging resource show them how to mint their own coin, complete with image, date, and motto.
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The Chrysalids: Study Questions Chapters 7 - 12

For Students 9th - 12th
Ascertain the essential narrative movements in chapters seven to twelve of John Wyndham’s The Chrysalids with the inquiries provided in this activity. The questions also cover the conflicts, ideas, characterizations, and literary devices...
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The Chrysalids: Study Questions Chapters 13 - 17

For Students 9th - 12th
Things get serious in chapters 13-17 of in John Wyndham’s The Chrysalids. Authenticate the conclusion with the broad inquiries that require the readers to figure out major plot movements, literary devices, characterizations, and analysis...
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Workshop: Health Challenge

For Teachers 9th - 12th
High schoolers conduct Internet research in order to better understand the concepts of sustainable health design. In this design and architecture lesson, students gather data and creat a materials kit that responds to the challenges of...
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An Enemy of the People Review Quiz

For Students 10th - Higher Ed
In this online interactive literature worksheet, students respond to 25 multiple choice questions about Henrik Ibsen's An Enemy of the People. Students may check some of their answers online.
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The Silk Road

For Teachers 6th
Sixth graders travel the Silk Road. In this world history lesson plan, 6th graders explore the exports, imports, and ideas that traveled along the Silk Road as they examine the geography and physical obstacles along the trade route.
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An Enemy of the People Study Questions

For Students 9th - Higher Ed
In this online interactive literature worksheet, students respond to 6 short answer and essay questions about Henrik Ibsen's An Enemy of the People. Students may check some of their answers online.
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Choose the Operation and Method

For Students 4th - 6th
in this choosing the operation and method activity, students solve word problems, identify the operation and method, and write an explanation. In this problem solving and fill in the blanks activity, students write answers to three...
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Excavation Project

For Teachers 6th
In this archaeology based worksheet, 6th graders read the precise instructions to completing a project on an archaeological dig during the stone age period. Students review the attached rubric guidelines to the project.
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Ender's Game Quiz

For Students 10th - Higher Ed
In this online interactive reading comprehension worksheet, students respond to 25 multiple choice questions about Orson Scott Card's Ender's Game. Students may submit their answers to be scored.

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