This engaging powerpoint teaches students about the volcanic eruption in Pompeii and cumulates with a writing assignment.
1. Read a description of the volcanic eruption by eye witness, Pliny the Younger.
2. Discuss key vocabulary terms.
3. Watch a 2 minute video clip about Pompeii and Mt. Vesuvius and then complete a comprehension check.
4. Compose a letter describing the events on August 24, 79 A.D.