I, Galileo

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Curriculet Details
6 Questions
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1 Quiz

Designed for students in 6th grade, this free digital curriculum contains annotations explaining character development, historical context and simile. It also contains interactive videos that support comprehension, such as videos about genre and theme. Over the course of the book, students will answer Common Core questions and quizzes related to the subjects of word choice, figurative language, and plot. This free online unit will increase student engagement while building reading comprehension.

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How do these statements relate to Galileo's discoveries and why his ideas were challenged and pushed away? 
Explain how this advice affected Galileo and relates to his discoveries. Use text evidence to support your response.  
Keep track of how this advice shapes Galileo's thinking and motivation.  (This annotation contains a video)
"Like a clever cat, I landed on my feet" is an example of simile. A simile is a comparison that uses like or as. By comparing himself to a cat, Galileo is showing the reader that he was able to quickly adapt to his new life.  
Describe how challenging traditionmotivates Galileo. 
Notice the information and names Galileo refers to. The people and events being described are historically accurate and real.  (This annotation contains a video)
Do you think Galileo realized how big of an impact his telescope would have? Follow the link to see how Galileo's thinking still influences the world today. (This annotation contains a link)
How has the public's view of Galileo and his work been affected by The Starry Messenger? 
Galileo is compared to Christopher Columbus because Galileo also made discoveries that changed what mankind knew about the world. This comparison also illustrates the importance and lasting value of Galileo's discoveries. (This annotation contains an image)
Use the Define feature and look up the meaning of heresy. Based on the definition, why was Galileo's theory considered troublesome? 
Notice how Galileo is changing and being influenced by how his work has been received. Galileo has gone from challenging tradition and making a statement to staying silent and working without notice.  (This annotation contains a video)
Notice how Galileo's discoveries are still being challenged. Although the Church tried to control the situation, Galileo's legacy and impact could not be contained. (This annotation contains a video)
Explain how this statement relates to Galileo's experiences and lasting success. 


I, Galileo Quiz