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April 11, 2014

April 7- April 11 Lesson Plan Roundup

This week was a short one for those of us in the Educational Department here at passports.  Tuesday and Wednesday we attended the 45th Annual Northeast Regional Conference on the Social Studies, where we had a chance to let teachers see our lesson plans first-hand and to explain how the lesson plans can help them in class and in planning overseas travel.

Two of this week’s lesson plans deal with the Roman town of Pompeii, famously buried by the eruption of Mt. Vesuvius in 79 CE.  It is the best-preserved example of ancient Roman ruins available to those of us in the modern age.  The third lesson plan for this week is one on Ernest Hemingway’s 1925 novel The Sun Also Rises.  This one comes directly from a teacher’s request.

Any requests for lesson plans that come in are prioritized by our department.  If you have any suggestions or need help with a lesson plan, please let us know.

Joe Florencio jflorencio@passports.com

LESSONS FROM THIS WEEK:

Roman Empire (27 BCE - 476 CE) — Pompeii and Herculaneum: Eruption of 79 CE
Through an examination of both primary and secondary sources on the subject, including various types of visual media in addition to electronic and written sources, students in this lesson will identify, understand and be able to explain what happened to Pompeii and Herculaneum as a result of the Vesuvius eruption of 79 CE, what archaeologists believe the architecture, art and artifacts found in the cities can tell modern visitors about ancient Roman society, and what challenges conservationists might face in saving the ancient cites for generations to come.

Roman Empire (27 BCE - 476 CE) — Pompeii: Villa of the Mysteries
Through an examination of both primary and secondary sources on the subject, including various types of visual media in addition to electronic and written sources, students in this lesson will identify, understand and be able to explain what happened to Pompeii and Herculaneum as a result of the Vesuvius eruption of 79 CE, what archaeologists found when they unearthed the Villa of the Mysteries, what the different frescoes depict in the villa, and what the scenes depicted in the paintings might be able to tell modern visitors about Roman society in the first century CE.

Interwar Europe (1919-1939) — The Lost Generation: Ernest Hemingway — The Sun Also Rises
Through an examination of both primary and secondary sources on the subject, including various types of visual media in addition to electronic and written sources, students in this lesson will identify, understand and be able to explain the basic plot of Hemmingway’s novel, The Sun Also Rises and how the main characters in the book represent different aspects of societal change and the rejection of Victorian social norms inherent in the “lost generation” of the 1920s.

 






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