A two page text explains the history and science of the big bang theory and the reasons scientist consider it valid. Includes a vocabulary exercise of related scientific terms and a set of short answer questions.
A one page reading comprehension selection explains some of the religious origins of Easter including Lent, Palm Sunday, and Good Friday. It is followed by 8 items to sequence, 5 true/false questions, 6 vocabulary questions, and 5 questions that require brief written responses.
This super-sized reading and writing unit introduces the basic categories of literary conflict (man vs. nature, etc.) and presents two summarized stories for students to analyze in terms of internal/external conflict. The unit incorporates vocabulary, critical thinking, and research.
Read Kipling's poem on adulthood, and fill in the missing verbs. Then match the lines to their modern-day equivalents. Finally, discussion (or essay) questions to address the themes of the poem: adulthood, coming of age, etc. This lesson is adaptable to a variety of levels.
Note taking and paragraph writing are essential study skills. Learn how to take notes on the important content found in nonfiction texts. Learn how to compose strong original paragraphs from the notes taken.
Reading Comprehension: El Castillo, the Mayan Temple of Kukulcan in the Great Plaza of Chichen Itza in Mexico with comparisons to the Parthenon. Nine pages with color photos. Three pages of questions/activities and a one page answer key.
A two page text describing how the major Ally and Axis countries became involved in WWII, with a page of multiple choice and a page of short answer questions, and a writing prompt. Part one of a four part series on the history of WWII.
A three page text describing the world wide political, social, economic, and technological changes resulting from World War II. This final unit in a three part series on the history of WWII, includes a set of multiple choice questions and a set of short answer questions, plus a writing prompt.
A two page text of an overview of modern London and its history, plus a spotlight of the city's unique transportation system and additional facts. Includes a set of multiple choice and short answer questions and a writing prompt.