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The Ancient Greeks. Facts about Ancient Greece for Kids. The earliest Greek civilizations thrived nearly 4,000 years ago.

Facts about Ancient Greece for Kids

The Ancient Greeks lived in Greece and the countries that we now call Bulgaria and Turkey. The Ancient Greece empire spread over Europe as far as France in the East. The Greek Empire was most powerful between 2000 BC and 146 BC The ancient Greeks developed new ideas for government, science, philosophy, religion, and art. Ancient Greece was split into many different states, each one was ruled in its own way. . - (How Ancient Greece influenced modern day culture.) Primary History - Ancient Greeks.

Greece Timeline. Rome Reborn. Mission.

Rome Reborn

History: Ancient Rome for Kids. Back to History for Kids Ancient Rome was a powerful and important civilization that ruled much of Europe for nearly 1000 years.

History: Ancient Rome for Kids

The culture of Ancient Rome was spread throughout Europe during its rule. As a result, Rome's culture still has an impact in the Western world today. Ancient Rome. Primary History - Romans. Facts about Romans for Kids - Roman Britain Homework help. The Romans came to Britain nearly 2000 years ago and changed our country.

Facts about Romans for Kids - Roman Britain Homework help

Even today, evidence of the Romans being here, can be seen in the ruins of Roman buildings, forts, roads, and baths can be found all over Britain. Introduction to Evernote. Evernote. Learning Literary Terms With Taylor Swift. This article was written by teen reporters from The Mash, a weekly publication distributed to Chicagoland high schools.

Learning Literary Terms With Taylor Swift

By Kiley Roache, Nazareth High School Whether you’re prepping for the AP Literature exam, or trying to crank out that term paper on “The Great Gatsby,” recognizing and understanding literary terms can be overwhelming. It becomes so easy to mix up “alliteration” and “allusion. " But luckily, you don’t have to spend hours reading Tolstoy in order to see these techniques in action. In fact a lot of them can be found in songs, you know by heart. 1. Definition: Imagery is a word or group of words in a literary work which appeal to one or more of the senses: sight, taste, touch, hearing, and smell, used to intensify the impact of the work. Taylor’s use: “Losing him was blue, like I’d never known missing him was dark gray, all alone forgetting him was like trying to know somebody you never met but loving him was red,” from “Red. " 2. 8 Song Lyrics that Use Alliteration - Literary Devices. What is Alliteration?

8 Song Lyrics that Use Alliteration - Literary Devices

Alliteration is a commonly used style of figurative language that most people don’t even realize they are using! The word “Alliteration” comes from the Latin word “Latira” which means “letters of the alphabet.” This may be because alliteration deals directly with the letters that comprise a phrase and the sounds the words make instead of the words themselves. It is characterized by a number of words, typically three or more, that have the same first consonant sound fall within the same sentence or phrase. Alliteration is typically used to create flow and to create onomatopoeia when someone is reading aloud, which is why it is often found in poetry and song lyrics. “Peter Piper Picked a Peck of Pickled Peppers.” This sentence is alliterative because the “P” sound occurs repeatedly in six words. Not all sentences with alliteration have a deeper meaning like that one, sometimes it can even be accidental.

Figurative Language in Popular Song Lyrics. ShareThis Poetry is a perfect vehicle for introducing figurative language to students.

Figurative Language in Popular Song Lyrics

However, this type of writing may not be appreciated by all of your students. So consider an alternative...Popular song lyrics can act as a motivating medium. Songs are simply poetry set to music, providing text that is dripping with figurative language examples. Kate Bieker, 6th grade language arts teacher at Willowcreek Middle School (Portage, IN), shared a great way to help students grasp the meaning of metaphors. Both Kate and Laura's classes have a similar activity to follow the listening of a song. EyeWitness To The Middle Ages and Renaissance. Life in a Christian Monastery, ca. 585"When he was dead his body was not placed with the bodies of the brethren, but a grave was dug in the dung pit, and his body was flung down into it. . .

EyeWitness To The Middle Ages and Renaissance

" Crime and punishment in a medieval monastery: the monastery's Abbott provides insight into the monastic life. The Vikings Discover America, ca. 1000"There was no want of salmon either in the river or in the lake. " Five hundred years before Columbus, the Vikings discover a New World. Invasion of England, 1066The Norman conquest of Anglo-Saxon England described through the images of the 900 year-old Bayeux Tapestry. Anarchy in 12th Century EnglandThe Anglo-Saxon Chronicle paints a sobering picture of life in 12th century England that contrasts strikingly with Hollywood's image of the Middle Ages.

Middle Ages for Kids. The Middle Ages. Introduction to the Middle Ages Eras History is the record of past events and times.

The Middle Ages

The three general historic eras include ancient history, the Middle Ages and modern history. What distinguishes the eras? What are the characteristics of each? Let’s take a look. The Middle Ages. Nobles In the Middle Ages, there was a definite structure in society.

The Middle Ages

You were born into a class of people and generally stayed in that class for your entire life. Working hard did not change your status. Your clothing, food, marriage, homes, etc., were determined for you.