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ACTIVITIES about ROMANIA
 

1. Social Studies. . .It's not easy to find lesson plans about Romania or the rest of Eastern Europe. But, where do you go first? My answer is always pppst.com. This time, the heading is Eastern Europe.

2. Social Studies.... And, when you want anything to do with history, Mr. Donn is a good bet. They have a healthy amount of research collected about Eastern Europe. Of course, the art is always great too.

3. Social Studies.... You can't talk about recent Romanian history without discussing the impact of communism on Eastern Europe. And, a great way to add literature to the conversation is with George Orwell's Animal Farm. This lesson plan by EDSITEment does just that.

4. Social Studies.... If you teach older students, you might want to talk about the Holocaust. A Teacher's Guide to the Holocaust produced by the Florida Center for Instructional Technology has a wealth of suggested ideas starting with Anne Frank.

5. Art ..... If you ever think of egg decorating, the Ukraine usually comes to mind first. I'm not sure why that is because I've found decorated eggs in my travels across Eastern Europe (including Poland, Romania, Croatia, Austria, Hungary, and Czechoslovakia -- when it existed. ) but I also found them as far awat as Bali, Indonesia. This art lesson, which I would only do with highly independent and skilled high school students, explains all the ins and outs of psyanky. The Incredible Art Department should always be one of your first stops for any search for art lessons.

6. Religion ..... If you are a Christian in Eastern Europe, it's very likely that you would be a member of the Greek Orthodox Church. This website by the Greek Orthodox Archdiocese of America is not a lesson plan. But, it does give a lot of information to introduce and explain the Orthodox Church.

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