Reading: Blue Jeans
In this reading for information worksheet, students read a passage about the origin of blue jeans. Students answer 9 multiple choice questions about the text.
WHAT MAKES OUR BLUE JEANS BLUE?
Twelfth graders become aware of the environmental, social and economic issues related to the production of blue jeans. They explore the relationship between individual clothing choices as well as global issues. In addition, they...
In this reading comprehension activity, students, after reading the passage, "Fashion Blues," answer three reading comprehension questions over the passage.
What makes blue jeans blue? Why indigo, of course. Kids will be dyeing to to get involved in an activity that involves preparing stencils, resist pastes, and indigo dyes for various fabrics.
Patent Analysis: J.W. Davis and Levi Strauss's Fastening Pocket Openings
Commonplace today, the zipper and button construction of blue jeans was a major innovation. Using the patent for the J.W. Davis and Levi Strauss innovation, individuals comb an image of the fly for clues. Afterward, they discuss its...
Let's go shopping! Featuring terms like blue jeans, high heels, and slippers, this ESL presentation would be a good addition to your unit about clothing. Each slide features one item of clothing, a fun illustration, and a short description.
Wyclef Jean for VH1 Storytellers
Students use recordings of Wyclef Jean's music to study and explore different styles and techniques.
In this reading comprehension worksheet, learners read facts about the origin of blue jeans and assess reading and vocabulary comprehension. Students answer nine multiple choice questions.
What Can Be Blue?
For this reading worksheet, students inspect 6 pictures and read the sentence accompanying them. Example: "Tricycles can be blue." Students color each picture a shade of blue.
Springfield Wiki Lesson - Literature Circles
Using a variety of novels about survival, such as Julie of the Wolves by Jean Craighead George, pupils create author's studies using wikis. First, learners are placed in groups to study a particular novel. Then, they create a page...
Rococo Art & Architecture
A splash of light against the dark background of the Baroque period, the Rococo Art of 18th century Europe shines brilliantly in this appealing and artistic presentation. The slides focus primarily on the paintings of French and English...
Introduction to Fractions
Fourth graders break into groups having 10 come to the front and figure out the fraction of students are wearing jeans, glasses, have brown hair, etc. They write the fraction together. Each student then makes a picture and be able to...
Essential English: List of Common Homophones
In this essential English worksheet, students will read a list of more than 150 common homophones. The list is an alphabetical order and includes words like blue and blew.
Preparing the translation of a text by Vitruvius (collective work)
students discover the text that is projected as an unseen. The whole text is in black, but the part that is to be translated is in bold. Using the possibilities of the word processor, the teacher underlines the verbs, frames the...
Vocabulary Review: School, Clothing, Colors, Shopping
A great list of vocabulary words are provided here! Although they were originally designed to accompany the Spanish textbook ¡Buen Viaje!, this is a great resource for all beginning Spanish classrooms.
Use Boolean Search Terms to Shorten Web Searches
Have you ever conducted a Web search and received too many hits? Teach your class about Boolean search terms and provide them time to practice conducting efficient online searches. This lesson plan contains several fun activities which...
Unit on Culture and Globalization
Students explore the concept of cultural globalization. In this global issues lesson, students read and discuss the linked Web articles about world cultural issues and the dominance of the American market.
Are you introducing your intermediate and advanced Spanish speakers to the conditional? Learners conjugate the word in parentheses and insert it into the sentence provided. There are twenty sentences.
El presente perfecto
Review the present perfect with your intermediate Spanish class, and give them this practice sheet. If learners finish early, have them translate sentences you've written in English into Spanish.
Flutter, dome, mushroom, tent, jell-o, popcorn, volcano, floating cloud, and mashed potatoes. What do these terms have in common? They are all things to do in a parachute activity. Check out this activity, the pictures included with the...
Explorations in Economic Demand, Part I
Your economists will relate to the choices at hand in this personal budgeting scenario. A passage describes Bob's predicament: he's going away to college and must buy his own clothes, including the pricey Levis he wants to buy 8 of....
What fabrics are our clothes made of? Where do those fabrics from? Lead your pupils to discover the answers to these questions and more. Class members have a chance to play with various fabrics, invesitgating the materials and labels...
Help your scholars get a grasp on the chronology of the Industrial Revolution with this "Innovative Inventions" worksheet. They discover what year various items were invented, and then create a timeline placing each invention and...
What Should I Purchase?
Discuss commercials, advertisements and junk mail and how each can influence their audience. Through these materials, kids examine persuasive writing. Which key words indicate that it's an advertisement? Young learners include these...
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