Lesson Links 16-20 Available 7-15-19

Links available July 15


Lesson 16: Cinderella Castle 

Video/Web/YouTube Links: 

Inside Cinderella Castleat Magic Kingdom! Walt Disney World

NEW LINK: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=b7udqxYjpKc

A full tour inside The Cinderella Castle Suite at Walt Disney World 

NEW LINK: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=b7udqxYjpKc

Web Tool To Explore: Draw/Paint – CoSketch http://cosketch.com/

Background History/Research- Middle Ages

Middle Ages From KIDSKONNECT- Thank you to Nicola Nuttall and Ryan Gibson for permission granted to reprint.

LINK: https://kidskonnect.com/history/middle-ages/

Magical Lesson Plan: Software/Apps/Materials

Web links to over 200 applications and tools are available at http://bit.ly/wdwlessons-Tools

LINK: www.lessons.com

Activity 3 Famous Castles of the Middle Ages 

Alchin, L.K. Lords and Ladies - Website Author is Linda Alchin.

NEW LINK: http://www.lordsandladies.org/famous-castles-of-the-middle-ages.htm

Duplicate DELETE Middle Ages From KIDSKONNECT- Permission granted to re-print


Alternative Project Ideas or Question to ask: 

3. Make a Paper and Cardboard Medieval Castle

NEW LINK: http://www.stormthecastle.com/paper-castle/make-a-cardboard-castle.htm

4. Easy Waysto Make a Castle in Minecraft (with Pictures) - wikiHow

NEW LINK: https://www.wikihow.com/Make-a-Castle-in-Minecraft

Lesson 17: Swiss Family Treehouse 

Video/YouTube Links:

Swiss Family Treehouse Complete Walk-through Magic Kingdom Walt Disney World 

NEW LINK: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=_xlsW6WQkYI

Web Tool To Explore: Design – SketchALot http://bit.ly/SketchALot

NEW LINK: https://abstracta.se/product/sketchalot/

Magical Lesson Plan: Software/Apps/Materials

Web links to over 200 applications and tools are available at http://bit.ly/wdwlessons-Tools

NEW LINK: www.wdwlessons.com

Activity 1

Draw a Tree and a Treehouse

Search for examples here:

NEW LINK: https://www.pinterest.ca/connileel/lesson-perspective-treehouse/

More examples here: 

NEW LINK:  https://theartofeducation.edu/lesson-plans/artist-treehouse-free-lesson-plan-download/

Activity 2 Magic Tree House

Alternative Project 

The following was sent to us from: Hip Home School Moms

http://www.hiphomeschoolmoms.com/( Thank you for permission to reprint)

Have you ever read any of the Magic Tree House series books by Mary Pope Osborn? 

There are 52 chapter books in all and most, if not all of them, can be checked out at your local library. We’ve purchased many of them because they’re that good. Part of what I love about these adventurous books is their titles….Pirates Past Noon, Vacation Under the Volcano, Tonight on the Titanic, Christmas in Camelot, Carnival at Candlelight, and High Time for Heroes. Don’t those just grab you? Each book follows the amazing adventures of siblings, Jack and Annie, who travel through time to different cultures and times in history. This series is a favorite of ours, as we’ve already read the first several books. These books are geared for children between the ages of about 5 to 11 years old.

\NEW LINK http://www.hiphomeschoolmoms.com/( Thank you for permission to reprint)

Lesson 18-Jungle Cruise 

Video/YouTube Links: Onboard ride

NEW LINK: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=UzMcm0Hj1u0

Web Tool To Explore: Communication/Design – AutoDesk Design Academy


Magical Lesson Plan: Software/Apps/Materials

Web links to over 200 applications and tools are available at http://bit.ly/wdwlessons-Tools

NEW LINK: www.wdwlessons.com

Prepare a visual presentation on any one of the items listed below: or do ONE of the activities listed below:

Activity 1 Easy Science Experiment Tin Foil Boats

Build a boat to hold 14 people ( use pennies as people) that can cruise one of the rivers for 7 days. 

Links at www.wdwlessons.com

NEW LINK: https://www.kids-fun-science.com/easy-science-experiment.html

How to Build a Boat: 25 Designs and Experiments for Kids | Inspiration ...

NEW LINK: https://inspirationlaboratories.com/how-to-build-a-boat/

Learn how to build a boat for kids with these 25 designs and experiments. ... What materials can you use to make a boat that actually floats?


Water Bottle Boats | Crafts for Kids | PBS Parents

NEW LINK: https://www.pbs.org/parents/crafts-and-experiments/float-diy-water-bottle-boats


Make mini boats to float or race with recycled water bottles!


Create a boat out of paper, aluminum foil and craft sticks. Propel it with a balloon or a rubber band

20 Boat Craft Ideas - Red Ted Art

NEW LINK: https://www.redtedart.com/boat-craft-ideas-for-summer/


18 Boat Crafts for Kids to Make

NEW LINK: https://kidsactivitiesblog.com/56539/boat-crafts-kids-make/

Lesson 19-The Magic Carpets of Aladdin 


Magic Carpets of Aladdin (On-Ride) Disney World's Magic Kingdom...

On Ride Perspective of The Magic Carpets of Aladdin at Magic Kingdomat Walt Disney World 

NEW LINK: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ZT5BblBLDSA

Web Tool To Explore: Screen Sharing – ScreenCast-OMatic


Magical Lesson Plan: Software/Apps/Materials

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NEW LINK: www.wdwlessons.com

Activity 2

Aladdin Connections-Middle East

Search Results and Resources To Explore

What is the Middle East?  

NEW LINK: http://teachmideast.org/articles/what-is-the-middle-east/

Activity 3

Aladdin Connections-Middle East

Search Results and Resources To Explore –assign topics to students

10 great resources for teaching about the Middle  East | History Tech

NEW LINK: https://historytech.wordpress.com/2011/02/21/10-great-resources-for-teaching-about-the-middle-east/

Teaching the Middle East: A Resource for Educators was developed by scholars from the University of Chicagoto provide an overview of Middle Eastern cultures and their contributions to the world. 

NEW LINK:  http://ncmideast.org/outreach/teaching/

TeachGlobalEd aims to provide K-12 teachers with easy access to high quality scholarship, primary sources and web-based connections to five world regions, global issues and work in global education. 

NEW LINK: http://ncmideast.org/outreach/teaching/

PBS also has a site : 

Global Connections: The Middle East. There are several ways to use the site’s content

NEW LINK: http://ncmideast.org/outreach/teaching/

Reorienting the Veil: UNC website exploring the history and significance of Muslim veiling. For teaching resources, click on “Resources,” and go to “Educators

NEW LINK: https://veil.unc.edu/

Lesson Plans on Turkey: 

The Turkish Cultural Foundation offers teachers a database of lesson plans. Lesson plans are developed by TCF’s Teacher Study Tour participants and other American educational institutions and experts on a number of subjects for middle and high school students. Search for the Ottoman Empire, World History, Current Affairs, Art and more! 

Teaching the Middle East: A Resource for Educators 

NEW LINK: http://turkishculturalfoundation.org/education/educator-resources/lesson-plans.html

Worksheet Idea: What do these proverbs tell us about Islamic culture? 

NEW LINK: https://www.educationworld.com/a_curr/profdev009.shtml

Gain a broader understanding of the Middle  East with these core modules. ... well as provide lesson plans developed in partnership with high school educators.

Middle East and North Africa geography – Lesson Plan - PBS

NEW LINK: http://www.teach-mena.org/curriculum.pdf

Lesson Plans ... Find the Middle  East and North Africa on a map of the world, and know the location of the countries and capitals within the ...

The Middle East [Educator Resources] - PBS

A NEW LINK: http://www.pbs.org/wgbh/globalconnections/mideast/educators/

Activity 4 Mapping The Middle East

Core Resources:

Map 1880: Middle EastPolitical Borders
NEW LINK: http://www.pbs.org/wgbh/globalconnections/mideast/maps/pol.html

Map 1920: Middle EastPolitical Borders
NEW LINK: http://www.pbs.org/wgbh/globalconnections/mideast/maps/pol.html

Map 2002: Middle EastPolitical Borders
NEW LINK: http://www.pbs.org/wgbh/globalconnections/mideast/maps/pol.html

Map 2012: Middle EastPolitical Borders


Design Thinking Project: Scientists make a "flying carpet"

NEW LINK: https://io9.gizmodo.com/scientists-make-a-flying-carpet-5847355

The concept seems basic, but with an easily movable thing like a sheet of plastic, the execution is tough. As the air moves along the carpet's length, it can bend and deform the plastic, causing the whole thing to crash. The engineers had to get the malleable substance to keep its flatness even while air flowed turbulently under it.

. Permission to reprint provided by Via Discovery and Applied Physics Letters

Lesson 20-Pirates of the Caribbean

Ahoy, mateys! Let’s go on a pirate adventure

Video: Ride Through-YouTube

NEW LINK: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=7ETFH4IqgfU

Magical Lesson Plan:


Web links to over 200 applications and tools are available at http://bit.ly/wdwlessons-Tools

NEW LINK: www.wdwlessons.com

Activity 2: Pirates of the Caribbean Interactive Map



Piracy in the Caribbean Sea,   sometimes called the Golden Age of Piracy, reached its peak in the mid-1600s   before gradually dying out in the early 1800s, after the navies of the United States  and European nations began actively attacking pirates. Various Caribbean seaports such as those shown on the map above   provided safe havens for some of the world's most notorious pirates such as   Blackbeard and Calico Jack Rackham. 

Many Pirates in the Caribbean Sea  were sponsored by foreign governments who hoped to disrupt the trade empires   of Spain  and Portugal.   Such pirates were called privateers. English pirates, such as Sir Francis   Drake, were often given a letter of marque, which was essentially a license   to pirate. These pirates would plunder treasure ships heading back to Spain and   would keep a portion of the goods and riches they could steal. 

NEW LINK: https://mrnussbaum.com/pirates-of-the-caribbean-interactive-map

Activity 3

Pirate activities - Pirate Museum:  Resources for your classroom


Information and resources provided courtesy of New England - Pirate Museum. Thank you for the permission to share the resources.

NEW LINK: http://www.piratemuseum.com/ec.html

The unique and little-known history of New  England sea-robbers comes alive at the Pirate Museum.

The following 24 activities are available at: 

NEW LINK: http://www.piratemuseum.com/ec.html

The activities include, discussions, research, projects, writing, poetry, drawing, posters, journals, pirate flags and ships. Assign topics and projects as desired for your students. (Links available on www.wdwlessons.com


Elementary Level: 

Make a   Compass 

Make a   Treasure Map 

Make a   Pirate Flag 

Write   Pirate Poem 

Pirate   Postcard 

Pirate   Poster 

Pirate   Vocabulary 

Vocabulary   Hunt 

Pirate   Word Search 1 

Middle School Level: 

Articles   of Agreement 

Pirate   Word Search 2 

Seaport   Scramble 

Pirate's   Diary 

The   Blue Anchor Tavern 

Personal   Treasure Chest 

Pirate   Banks 

Pirate   Dictionary 

Pirate   Mirage 

Pirate   Ships 


Pirate   Vocabulary 2 

High School Level: 

Divide   the Prize 

Plaque   Attack 

Pirate   Acrostic 

Pirate   Ship's Log 

Where   in the World? 

Who Am   I? 



Who's   Who Aboard a Pirate Ship 

Pirate   Biographies 

Pirate   Poems 

Pre-Visit   Activities 

Post-Visit   Activities 



Activity 4:  Pirates, Myths, Legends, Treasures and Activities

Courtesy of Knovation http://mrnussbaum.com/pirates/

Topics Include:

Pirates of the Caribbean BarbaryPirates Famous Pirates

Pirate Flags Pirate Vocabulary  Interactive Pirates


NEW LINK: http://mrnussbaum.com/pirates/

Students can learn about pirates and where they lived. Another option is to become a pirate by going on the High Seas Adventure at the site. Through this interactive experience, students choose pirate names for themselves and their ships, then sail on to discover information about life aboard pirating vessels. Fictional narratives based on authentic pirate records intrigue explorers as they are called on to answer questions in the tales with further investigation. Who runs the ship? Is it Blackbeard, Anne Bonny, Black Bart, or another scurvy dog? Answer correctly or you'll walk the plank! Not! 

Read their story at Whydah Pirates@ nationalgeographic.com

Discuss the question of who our heroes should be and who should choose them. 

Adventure on the High Seas - Starter Project - Scratch – MIT

NEW LINK: https://scratch.mit.edu/projects/56987758