My seventh graders have a difficult time understanding a new country just from reading the textbook material, so I created these accompanying Power Point presentations for alternate days. The kids found that by seeing photos from the actual places and matching them to the facts they had read about the day before, they understood the places better.
"Italy" highlights: Basic Facts, Relative Location, Ancient Rome, Climate, Government, Places to Visit, Soccer, Exports, Food, Speak Italian, Quick Quiz (with answers) and Citations.
“Italy” also has a quick quiz at the end of the presentation. I had the students play the quiz as a cooperative game, but you could use it as a formative assessment.
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