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A reading lesson on the Seven Wonders of the World.
 

THE SEVEN WONDERS OF THE WORLD

 

A history reading comprehension lesson on the Seven Wonders of the World. Students will learn about the Hanging Gardens of Babylon, the Great Pyramid of Giza, the Statue of Zeus at Olympia, the Temple of Artemis, the Mausoleum at Halicarnassus, the Collossus of Rhodes, and the Lighthouse at Alexandria. Includes printable teaching lesson worksheet.

 

Suggested Grades:

4th Grade - 5th Grade - 6th Grade

 

 

Teaching Objectives:

By completing this lesson, students will be able to demonstrate their reading comprehension skills, including reading strategies, inference, literal meaning, and critical analysis.

 

 

 

 

 

THE SEVEN WONDERS OF THE WORLD LESSON

 

Directions:

Print the Seven Wonders of the World reading comprehension passage and questions (see below).

 

Students should read the story silently, then answer the questions about the story that follow.

 

Excerpt from passage

You may be surprised to know that many people cannot name the Seven Wonders of the World. If someone asked you to name them could you? If not it is probably because only one is standing today. It has been said that the Ancient Greeks and Romans were the ones to create the original list of the Seven Wonders of the World.

These seven places were chosen based on many factors. The Greeks and Romans took their selections very seriously. They based their selections on religion, art, mythology, and other things they felt were important and vital to their civilization. Today the only Ancient Wonder that is standing is the Egyptian Pyramids at Giza. Unfortunately, the other wonders have perished. Problems and natural causes such as earthquakes, storms, and other events have destroyed them.

Pyramids of Egypt

The Egyptian Pyramids are located in Giza, Egypt and were built from 2700 to 2500 B.C. Giza is located on the west bank of the Nile River which is closer to Cairo. This wonder is not only the oldest but it is also the only surviving Ancient wonder of the world.

There are ten pyramids that stand up as a wonder of the world. It is the first three that have been said to have the most significance amongst the others. The first three have always been the most important and the most respected. (continued...)

 

 

LESSON PRINTABLES

Seven Wonders of the World Lesson

Print this worksheet for this reading lesson.

 Includes reading comprehension passage, questions, and answers.

 

 

 

 

 

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