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Non-Fiction - Mission: Save Pompeii!

 

Please email me at cchanter@hertfordheath.herts.sch.uk for your child's Active Learn login details.

 

About this unit:

In this unit, the children go on an imaginary mission back in time to warn the people of Pompeii about the volcanic eruption. They read the interactive eBook (which has been allocated your child's Active Learn account), locating key information in the text and creating an action plan. The writing tasks include creating an information leaflet and writing a non-chronological report using formal language.

 

Lesson 1

Look at the eBook from screens 1-3 and explore the extra information in the interactive pop-ups.

Task: Think about how the people of Pompeii might have felt during the eruption and what they thought might be happening (Did people know what a volcano was back in AD79?). Write a diary entry from the point of view of a person who experienced this. Try to describe their thoughts and emotions.

 

Lesson 2

Look at the eBook from screens 2-5 to learn more about Pompeii and what happened when Mount Vesuvius erupted.

Task: Create a 10-question quiz that can be answered using screens 2-5 of the eBook. Pass your quiz to someone within your household to try out.

 

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