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In Old Pompeii

For Teachers 9th - 12th
High schoolers 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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Mr. Nussbaum

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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Culture of Pompeii

For Students 6th - 8th
In need of a worksheet that focuses on the government and culture of the ancient Roman city of Pompeii? Here you'll find 16 questions related to the government, religion, society, and culture of Pompeii, prior to the eruption of Mr....
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The Ruins of Pompeii: A Window into History

For Teachers 6th
Sixth graders research the history of Pompeii and its destruction. Locate important geographical features of Rome. Gain insight into the past through archaeological interpretation. Synthesize historical information through imaginative...
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Paper Mosaics

For Teachers 3rd
Third graders read the story "Pompeii...Buried Alive." They locate Italy on a world map and define the term artifact. Students conduct an artifact dig on the playground. Students study the characteristics of mosaics and their...
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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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Where in the World is Mrs. Waffenschmidt? #10

For Students 5th - 7th
That traveling teacher is off again, and this time she's in a really cool place. The class reads through the clues found in the provided paragraph to determine her location. Where is she? Here's a clue: It was an ancient city that sat...
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Magic Tree House #13: Reading Questions

For Students 3rd - 5th
Reading comprehension questions for the 13th Magic Tree House book, Vacation Under the Volcano, are divided by chapter. Each chapter warrants three to five questions. They cover basic comprehension, vocabulary, and some inference.
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Correcting Paragraph Errors

For Students 5th - 6th
In this advanced paragraph correction learning exercise, students read a paragraph about Pompeii and identify, and correct grammatical and spelling errors. Students answer eight multiple choice questions.
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Pingry School

Houses in Pompeii

For Students 7th - 12th
If you're teaching a unit on Roman architecture, this simple handout could be useful for generating your own questions, but may not be used as-is. It is intended to accompany a specific reading that is not referenced or included. Terms...
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Treasure Hunting for Volcanoes

For Students 6th - 8th
In this volcanoes worksheet, middle schoolers visit a given website and complete 15 fill in the blank questions about volcanoes all over the world.
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Enduring Influence: Rome, Greece, and Byzantium

For Teachers 6th - 9th
Students explore ancient cultures. In this ancient history lesson, students view programs that depict the ancient Roman, Greek, and Byzantine cultures. Students consider how archaeologists, geologists, and scientists have uncovered the...
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Geography: Ancient Rome

For Teachers 4th
Students research Ancient Rome, the Mediterranean Region, Roman myths, and Latin. In this Roman life lesson, students study maps of the region, learn their language and customs, research the Punic wars, the catastrophe of Pompeii, and...
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Picture-Perfect Story Settings

For Teachers 4th - 5th
Using common picture books, teachers can help learners develop the setting for their next creative writing projects.
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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 activity to help your class identify proper nouns. They circle the proper nouns in 16 sentences. Answer key is provided. 
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Neo-Classicism

For Teachers 9th - 12th
Taking students from the origins of Neoclassical art, architecture, sculpture, painting, and decorative arts to the "sunset" of the artistic movement, this slideshow provides ample infomation and examples of the art form. The slides...
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Forces of Nature: Ring of Fire

For Teachers 3rd
Third graders will research the Ring of Fire and be able to share their findings with their partner. They will also demonstrate volcanic eruptions using a baking soda and vinegar volcano model. Then they will discover how continental...
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New Perspectives

For Teachers 8th
Eighth graders imagine they are getting ready to "take off." They may imagine themselves in any type of aircraft or spaceship. They may then sketch themselves as passengers anticipating this moment.
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Volcanoes

For Students 5th - 6th
In this volcanoes worksheet, learners click on the links in blue to find the answers to fourteen facts about volcanoes. Students answer each question with a short answer response.
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Exploring Archaeology and Trade in the Middle School Latin Class

For Teachers 7th - 8th
Students in a Latin class focus on archeology and trade from the Hellenistic period through the Middle Ages. In groups, they read various stages of a primary source documents in which they discuss and answer questions. To end the lesson...
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Number facts

For Students 9th - 11th
In this number facts worksheet, 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 the...
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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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Ancient Rome

For Students 4th - 5th
In these ancient Rome worksheets, students read a passage about the gods and goddesses of ancient Rome and then underline key words from the passage. Students use the words to complete the myth about Ceres, goddess of agriculture.

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