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Italy

September 21, 2017

 

Workshop activities

1. Craft – The Boot

2. Key Points – A Slice of Italy

3. Collaborative – Timeline of Italian History

4. Writing - Latin

5. Math/Logic – Roman Numerals

6. Genius Principle – When in Rome...

7. Big Activity - Pizza

8. Movement - Lupo Delle Ore

 

Field Trip

Italian Restaurant

 

Minecraft Class

  • Geography hunt in Italy

  • Gods and Goddesses Quiz

  • Roman Style Conquering

  • Build Challenge - Italian Village

Fireworks

  • Make an edible map of Italy using brownies, Jell-o, cake, cookies, or mashed potatoes, etc.

  • Create an Italian village with restaurant, clothier, art studio, etc. You can use large boxes, or make a small-scale village out of paper. You can print a paper village at: http://www.yourchildlearns.com/village.htm .

  • Learn some Italian words. Write something in Italian.

  • Discover Italian word roots in books and/or newspapers.

  • Send a letter to a tourist bureau in Italy, asking for information about that area.

  • Plan a dream vacation in Italy, whether or not you go there. What places will you visit? How much time will you spend at each place? How will you get there? Where will you stay? How much will it all cost?

  • Send a flat traveler on an Italian Vacation (see https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/The_Flat_Stanley_Project ).

  • Design a billboard advertising an Italian vacation and/or make a travel brochure to entice people to go to Italy.

  • Make the flag of Italy.

  • Make a virtual pizza and learn about nutrition: http://www.dairycouncilofca.org/Tools/MyPizza/Default.aspx

  • Play some math games.

  • Read books (fiction or non-fiction) about Italy.

  • Work on your genius project.

  • Practice fractions by cooking a few small personal pizzas and then cutting them into different fractions.

  • Convert to Euros: http://www.crayola.com/lesson-plans/detail/count-on-the-euro-lesson-plan/

  • Do a lesson on currency exchange: http://www.crayola.com/lesson-plans/detail/international-currency-exchange-lesson-plan/

  • Make a timeline of Italy’s history.

  • Play Bocce Ball.

  • Do some Italian language activities: https://www.edhelper.com/Italian.htm

  • Prepare and share a common Italian meal.

  • Compare Italy to our country. Which do you like better? Why? Write your thoughts in your journal.

  • Watch a movie about or made in Italy.

  • Talk to someone who's been to Italy.

  • Learn an Italian folk dance.

  • Observe some of Italy’s traditions and customs.

  • Using the legend on a map, calculate the distances between Anchiano, Vinci, and Florence. This can be done using a string, ruler, pencil, or any object that is measurable.

  • Try out www.webmath.com .

  • Learn about how Romans dressed:

    • http://www.vroma.org/~bmcmanus/socialclass.html

    • http://www.vroma.org/~bmcmanus/clothing.html

  • Make a pretend pizza parlor. Add pizza making ingredients with felt, yarn and cardboard cut outs. Add a cash register, play money, pizza menus, pizza pans, order pads, pencils, pizza boxes, pizza phone book, delivery maps, phone, and aprons. Make a logo for your pizza parlor.

  • Listen to a Italian songs and identify the instruments you hear.

  • Exercise the Roman Republic in your household. Vote for a representative in your family to delegate chores for a day or week. Vote in laws as the situation calls for.

  • Learn some Italian hand signals: https://youtu.be/_MqrW3adT6E

  • Do some word root activities:

    • http://www.readwritethink.org/files/resources/lesson_images/lesson1042/game_instructions.pdf

    • http://www.readwritethink.org/files/resources/lesson_images/lesson1042/game_chart.pdf

  • Write about and draw pictures of the things that Italy is most famous for.

  • Read The Merchant of Venice by William Shakespeare.

  • Create a board game with an Italian theme.

  • Draw examples of traditional Italian clothing.

  • Go to an Italian restaurant.

  • Describe modern Italian entertainment.

  • Write a children’s book using an Italian Folktale.

  • Print and read an emergent reader pizza book:  http://www.makinglearningfun.com/themepages/PizzamakingEmergentReader.htm

  • Imagine what would be different about your life if you were growing up in Italy. Write about it in your journal.