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Mt. Vesuvius and the Lost City of Pompeii

For Students 4th - 6th Standards
Mount Vesuvius and the lost city of Pompeii are the focus of an interactive reading practice designed to increase comprehension skills. Scholars read an informational text, then answer 10 questions.
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Volcanoes: Mount Vesuvius

For Teachers 7th - 8th
Students explain how volcanoes form. In this earth science lesson, students identify the different types of volcanoes. They create brochures about Mt. Vesuvius before and after the eruption.
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A Burning Desire to Move?

For Teachers 6th - 12th
Students consider the dangers of living around active volcanoes. They develop media campaigns to encourage different groups of residents around Mount Vesuvius to consider moving.
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I Got a Lava Livin' to Do in Pompeii

For Teachers 6th
Scholars imagine themselves as citizens of Pompeii in 79 AD. First they are assigned a job (or place in society like a child or slave). Then they record their daily activities for the weeks leading up to the eruption of Mt. Vesuvius in...
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Make Your Own Volcano!

For Students 3rd - 6th
Make a volcano erupt in your own classroom! Young scientists use household and craft materials to model and simulate the eruption of a volcano.
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A Volcano Awakes

For Students 6th - 9th
Blow your pupils' minds with information about some of the world's most awesome natural occurrences: volcanos. Class members read a short article and respond to included questions. The focus of the resource is on understanding and...
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Ancient Greece Predicting Outcomes

For Teachers 6th
Sixth graders explore world history by utilizing a SMART board. In this Greek history lesson, 6th graders read different Ancient Greece scenarios and match them with a selection from a list of probable outcomes. Students identify Mt....
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In Old Pompeii

For Teachers 9th - 12th
Learners investigate the history of Pompeii and its destruction. They take a virtual field trip to the ruins of Pompeii, create a travel brochure to attract tourists to the site, and write an account of their trip.
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Magazine Mosaics

For Teachers 3rd - 8th
Almost every teacher has a stack of old magazines lying around. Get creative and turn them into mosaics! That's right, this resource explains how kids draw, design, cut, and paste to create mosaic art from recycled magazines. Connect...
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Proper Nouns

For Students 3rd - 5th
Use this learning exercise to help your class identify proper nouns. They circle the proper nouns in 16 sentences. Answer key is provided. 
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Hunt the Fact Monster (Extra #2)

For Students 3rd - 5th
In this Fact Monster worksheet, students access the Internet to one specific site to find the answers to five questions with multiple choice answers.
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The Alphabet is Historic: The Roman Alphabet is our Alphabet

For Teachers K - 2nd
Students show that the Greeks, Phoenicians and Romans lived in the Mediterranean area. They give reasons why the alphabet was important for the Romans. and say that the Romans developed the alphabet they are learning in school.
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Plinian Eruptions

For Students 8th - 10th
In this Plinian eruptions worksheet, students read about the types of volcanic eruptions and about Gaius Plinius Secundus who the Plinian eruption was named after. Students answer four critical thinking questions about volcanic eruptions.
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Volcano Lesson Plans

For Teachers 3rd - 9th
Volcano and earthquake lessons can provide a great way to link science instruction to current events.
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Adjective Clause Quiz

For Students 5th - 7th
In this adjective clause activity, students choose who, whom, or which to complete the 12 sentences. In the last 8 sentences students write an S if which or that is the subject of the adjective clause and O if which or that is the object...
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Number facts

For Students 9th - 11th
In this number facts learning exercise, students determine the number associated with each of the twenty-five facts provided.  Students then need to determine how the answers are related to each other.  Answers are provided at the end of...
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Excavation reveals a village buried by 1815 volcanic blast

For Teachers 4th - 10th
Students create a photo essay depicting how natural features have impacted their town. For this natural features lesson plan, students read about a volcanic blast, answer comprehension questions about it, and then discuss how natural...
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Bean Mosaics

For Teachers K - 6th
Students explore mosaic techniques.
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Pumpkin Seeds Mosaic

For Teachers 2nd - 8th
Students examine the history of mosaics. They follow instructions to create their own pumpkin seed mosaic. They also bake some of the seeds to enjoy as a treat.
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What Comes Before

For Teachers K - 1st
In this alphabetical order worksheet, students complete 10 questions in which they tell the letter that comes before a specified letter in the alphabet.
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Adjective Clauses Quiz

For Students 4th - 6th
In this adjective clause worksheet, students fill in blanks in a set of 20 sentences, using who, whom, or which. Worksheet is labeled as a quiz, but may be used for practice.
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Enduring Influence: Rome, Greece, and Byzantium

For Teachers 6th - 9th
Students explore ancient cultures. In this ancient history instructional activity, students view programs that depict the ancient Roman, Greek, and Byzantine cultures. Students consider how archaeologists, geologists, and scientists have...
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Science Italian Style: Eruption!

For Teachers 7th - 12th
Students explore ways scientists prepare for a volcanic eruption. They observe films of earthquakes, oil spills, volcanoes and hurricanes. Students perform activities to demonstrate the relationship of viscosity to lava flow. They...
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Volcanoes

For Students 6th - 8th
In this earth science worksheet, students find the words that are related to the study of volcanoes and the answers are found at the bottom of the page.