Can you believe this is our sixth and final set of Seven Wonders of the World reading comprehension units?
This time, our journey takes us throughout the Americas and to Europe to visit seven structures all completed after 1900, though some were started before that. We’ll see wonders built for business, commerce, and even survival. We’ll go from the tops of skyscrapers to underground tunnels.
What does it take to be considered a wonder of the world? Each list has its own unique history and background, and each list has its own set of criteria. The Seven Wonders of the Modern World is a list compiled in 1994 by the American Society of Civil Engineers. They took nominations from around the world and then chose the seven that they felt represented the best in modern civil engineering.
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This reading comprehension unit explores:
- Panama Canal
- Empire State Building
- Golden Gate Bridge
- CN Tower
- Delta Works
- Itaipú Dam
- Channel Tunnel
Students start with the Panama Canal and then move forward chronologically, discovering each wonder in the order it was completed in. There are interesting facts about the construction and use of each one.
Each of the seven lessons is followed by reading comprehension questions you can have your students answer aloud or in a notebook. Optional vocabulary words help round out this unit that combines language arts and history in a fun way. You can even mix in some geography if you keep a map or globe nearby during your study!
There are multiple ways that you can use our reading comprehension printables aside from reading and answering questions. Here are some ideas:
- Create a notebook for your reading comprehension units & make each new one that comes out a new “section”
- Use written narration to write what you learned
- Use a blank notebooking page to draw an illustration of the subject of the reading passage
- Use a separate page to answer the questions with complete sentences
You can really expand on these topics and also do further research on areas of particular interest. The other reading comprehension units are:
- U.S. Geography Reading Comprehension Unit
- Natural Disasters Reading Comprehension Science Unit
- Learning About Weather Reading Comprehension Science Unit
- Human Body Systems Reading Comprehension Science Unit
- Seven Wonders of the Ancient World Reading Comprehension History Unit
- Seven Wonders of the Medieval World Reading Comprehension History Unit
- Seven Wonders of the Natural World Reading Comprehension Geography Unit
- Seven Wonders of the Age of Steam Reading Comprehension History Unit
- Seven Wonders of the Solar System Unit Study
- Seven Wonders of the Ancient World
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