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'Introduction to Opera' Lapbook

'Introduction to Opera' Lapbook

For ages: 11-13, High School

Students age 11 and older will enjoy assembling this lapbook about Opera, in which special attention is given to the well-loved comic opera ‘The Pirates of Penzance’, by Gilbert & Sullivan. Here you will find a thorough but general description of the history and development of opera, with special emphasis on comic opera and opera in England (and in English). This description of opera...   [click here for more]
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40 Short Texts - Beginners' Reading Comprehension

40 Short Texts - Beginners' Reading Comprehension

For ages: 5-7, 8-10

A wide variety of unusual topics makes reading comprehension practise interesting for children and parents alike. These files contain no pictures, making it easier to focus on the text and questions! Here are 40 short Texts (approximately 100 words each) on varied topics, in two files. Each text is followed by 5 questions to be answered in full sentences in a separate notebook. Topics in ’20...   [click here for more]
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A Free Writing Exercise: What Do You Think?

A Free Writing Exercise: What Do You Think?

For ages: 11-13, High School

Do new ideas make you squeamish? Do you tremble at the thought of stating your opinion? Does your mind balk at ways of thinking that differ from your own? Here is an opportunity to broaden your horizons! Ponder the words of religious leaders, pop icons, writers, and well-known sayings . . . and express what YOU think! Gather your courage, sharpen your mind, and dare to dig for the truth! Contents...   [click here for more]
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Advanced French Reading and Essay Writing: Napoléon et Joséphine

Advanced French Reading and Essay Writing: Napoléon et Joséphine

For ages: 11-13, High School

Depuis le départ du premier consul pour la campagne de Marengo, où je le suivis, jusqu'au départ de Fontainebleau, où je fus obligé de quitter l'empereur, je n'ai fait que deux absences, l'une de trois fois vingt-quatre heures, l'autre de sept ou huit jours. Hors ces congés fort courts, dont le dernier m'était nécessaire pour rétablir...   [click here for more]
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Armchair Travel to China Card Game

Armchair Travel to China Card Game

For ages: 8-10, 11-13, High School

What colour was worn only by the Emperor? How fast is the Shanghai Maglev - the fastest train the world? Who was Confucius? How long ago did the Chinese begin to cultivate rice? What is the most popular pet in China? Learn this and much, much more with these 100 question and answer cards! Easily printed in black and white, this simple card game makes an excellent addition to any study of China. Geographical,...   [click here for more]
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Armchair Travel to India Card Game

Armchair Travel to India Card Game

For ages: 8-10, 11-13, High School

What is the Kohinoor? What is the Hindi word for elephant? Which Indian province has been trading spices for over 3000 years? What does the ‘Mahatma’ in ‘Mahatma Gandhi’ mean? Which ancient Indian civilization was greater than those of Egypt and Mesopotamia? Learn this and much, much more with these 100 question and answer cards! Easily printed in black and white, this simple...   [click here for more]
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Bears Literature and Composition

Bears Literature and Composition

For ages: 11-13

Here are six pieces of writing about bears, and six different writing assignments to go with them! Themes include: a Latvian folktale, present-day information about Polar Bears, a hunter’s true account of Grizzly behavior, a Native American bear legend, a children’s bear story and astronomical information about the ‘Great Bear’ of the night sky. Writing assignments vary –...   [click here for more]
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British Royals Literature and Composition

British Royals Literature and Composition

For ages: 11-13

Here are six pieces of writing about British Royals, and six different writing assignments to go with them! Topics include: preparing the dinner table for Queen Elizabeth I, King Richard III according to Shakespeare, why Alfred the Great was ‘great’, a letter of advice from the King of the Belgians to the 14-year old Queen Victoria, the now-famous wartime speech of King George VI, and the...   [click here for more]
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Canadian History: Great Elizabethan Navigators

Canadian History: Great Elizabethan Navigators

For ages: 11-13

About This Book ‘Great Elizabethan Navigators’ is the first chapter of Stephen Leacock's ‘Adventurers of the Far North’, which contains accounts of the historic voyages to the northern regions of what is now Canada. This chapter describes the earliest quests to find a ‘Northwest Passage’ by European explorers such as Frobisher and Davis. Leacock explains...   [click here for more]
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Canadian History: Hearne's Incredible Overland Journey

Canadian History: Hearne's Incredible Overland Journey

For ages: 11-13

About This Book ‘Hearne’s Incredible Overland Journey’ is the second chapter of Stephen Leacock's ‘Adventurers of the Far North’, which contains accounts of the historic voyages to the northern regions of what is now Canada. This chapter describes the three amazing overland journeys made by Samuel Hearne on behalf of the Hudson’s Bay Company, in search of...   [click here for more]
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Chinese Dragons Literature and Composition

Chinese Dragons Literature and Composition

For ages: 11-13

Here are six pieces of writing about Chinese Dragons, and six different writing assignments to go with them! Themes include: Dramatic Dragons, Foolish Dragons, Dragons in Mythical Tales, Dragons and the Seasons, and Dragons & Treasure! Writing assignments vary – from writing a clear summary to letting your imagination run wild, from describing dragon treasure to trying to imagine how a dragon...   [click here for more]
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Essay Writing: A Winter Walk

Essay Writing: A Winter Walk

For ages: 11-13, High School

Summarise and Describe! The student will read a piece of descriptive and thoughtful writing by Henry David Thoreau (1817-1862), called ‘A Winter Walk’. Several topics for essays are suggested. The student will read and reread the text, taking notes as needed for the chosen subject. Then, they will compose a simple essay (detailed guidelines included). This assignment will take...   [click here for more]
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Essay Writing: Beginning & Concluding Paragraphs

Essay Writing: Beginning & Concluding Paragraphs

For ages: 11-13, High School

One of the trickiest parts of writing a good essay is composing a beginning and concluding paragraph that are not too similar – but that do communicate more or less the same thing. Here is an opportunity to practise just this skill. This eBook contains 15 paragraphs and 3 main essay bodies about different subjects. They can be used in any order. Each paragraph and essay has its own page, with...   [click here for more]
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Essay Writing: Building Iron Bridges

Essay Writing: Building Iron Bridges

For ages: 11-13, High School

Summarize! The student will read a text about iron bridge building. Their essay will be a summary of one aspect of iron bridge building described in the text. The student will read the text, choose a topic (one of eight that are suggested), reread the text and take notes, and prepare a five-paragraph essay on their chosen topic. Detailed instructions are included. Text: Iron Bridges...   [click here for more]
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Essay Writing: India: Timeless Topics

Essay Writing: India: Timeless Topics

For ages: 11-13, High School

Summarise and Describe! Here are three texts by an Englishman describing his travels in India in the late 19th century. Following detailed guidelines, the student will read the texts, choose an essay topic from several suggested, take notes, organise those notes, and write an essay. This assignment will take at least one week to complete. Texts: Part One – India:...   [click here for more]
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Essay Writing: Narrow Escapes

Essay Writing: Narrow Escapes

For ages: 11-13, High School

Defend An Opinion! Read two accounts of real-life narrow escapes in the wilderness, by historic ‘backwoodsmen’ of Canada. Then follow the guidelines and write an essay on one of several suggested topics. Your task is to defend an opinion, in essay format. Detailed instructions are included. This assignment will take at least one week to complete. Texts: The Vagrants of the...   [click here for more]
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Essay Writing: Short Stories/Space Travel

Essay Writing: Short Stories/Space Travel

For ages: 11-13, High School

Compare and Contrast! The student will read two short stories about space travel, written in the 1950’s (included). A list of relevant themes for a ‘compare and contrast’ essay is included. The student will choose three themes that they feel are interesting, and write an essay in which they briefly address how those themes are important to each story. Detailed guidelines are...   [click here for more]
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Essay Writing: Survival and Rescue

Essay Writing: Survival and Rescue

For ages: 11-13, High School

Compare and contrast! Here are two true stories of survival and rescue. With detailed guidelines suggesting how to proceed, the student will read the texts, choose an essay topic from several suggested, take notes, organise those notes, and write an essay. This assignment will take at least one week to complete. Stories: Tracks In The Bush An Australian ranch-worker...   [click here for more]
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Essay Writing: The Site and Antiquities of Athens

Essay Writing: The Site and Antiquities of Athens

For ages: 11-13, High School

Defend your opinion! Read a description of a visit to Athens in the late 19th century (included). Follow detailed guidelines to take notes, organise those notes, and write a five paragraph essay which describes why visiting Athens would be interesting - or boring! Defend your opinion by focussing on one of several suggested themes. (Examples: because Athens' architecture is linked...   [click here for more]
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Essay Writing: Volcanoes: Mount Vesuvius

Essay Writing: Volcanoes: Mount Vesuvius

For ages: 11-13, High School

Summarize and Describe! Here are three first-hand descriptions of the eruption of Mount Vesuvius, from ancient to modern times. With detailed guidelines suggesting how to proceed, the student will read the texts, choose an essay topic from several suggested, take notes, organise those notes, and write an essay. This assignment will take at least one week to complete. Texts: Letters...   [click here for more]
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Essay Writing: Wild Apples

Essay Writing: Wild Apples

For ages: 11-13, High School

Read and Reflect! This assignment will take at least one week to complete. The student will read a thoughtful and informative piece of writing by Henry David Thoreau on the subject of ‘Wild Apples’, in which various themes are addressed, including history, myth, literature, philosophy and first-hand observations and reflections by the author. Several topics for essays are suggested....   [click here for more]
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Essay Writing: Wit & Humour

Essay Writing: Wit & Humour

For ages: 11-13, High School

Research and Reflect! The student will read six short papers about ‘Wit and Humour’ by Joseph Addison (1672 – 1719), in which the author describes different types of humour and offers his opinions about whether these are effective or appropriate. (Please note, these essays are not themselves humorous!) The student may also read two short samples of humorous writing (included)...   [click here for more]
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Flowers Colouring Book

Flowers Colouring Book

For ages: For Parents, High School

Colouring has gained much-deserved attention of late as a calming and satisfying activity for people of all ages. This compilation of beautiful old drawings of flowering plants is intended for use by older children and adults. The elegant lines and shapes of branches, stems, petals and leaves will surely please anyone in search of a few moments of relaxation and pleasure. Take your time and choose...   [click here for more]
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Flowers Literature and Composition

Flowers Literature and Composition

For ages: 11-13

Here are six pieces of writing about Flowers, and six different writing assignments to go with them! Themes include: wildflowers, a perfect garden, flower symbolism, a flower poem with a moral, a close look at ‘the Daisy’ and why flowers can be appreciated by anyone. Writing assignments vary – from writing a well-structured paragraph to comparing two different flowers, from including...   [click here for more]
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History: A Short History of the World

History: A Short History of the World

For ages: 11-13, High School

Imagine that you have stumbled upon an old, leather-bound book in the dusty corner of a library. You crack open the cover and discover a real piece of history: a well-loved text that has been forgotten for many years. It is both a history book, and a historical artifact. ‘A Short History of the World’ begins with a description of the very beginnings of life on our planet,...   [click here for more]
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