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Jacques Cousteau, A Reader's Theater Script: World Ocean Day is 6/8.

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A Bundle of Reader's Theater Scripts on Famous Women

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Everything Has A History...Even SHOES!

Gail Skroback Hennessey

1. The oldest surviving shoes date back to around___________years ago. These sandals made of rope were found in the state of __________The oldest leather shoe was found in a cave in the country of ___________ and were about ____________years old. These simple shoes were made of a single piece of __________. Find the answers at this link:

2. Which ancient people felt that shoes were unnecessary? ________What did the ancient Romans think about wearing shoes? _________Find the answers at this link:

3. Use the Timeline: What was the name of the wooded shoes, the oldest of which were found in the Netherlands(about 1230AD)? _________In which country would you find Lil-Foot shoes? ___________ What did the Chinese once think was a sign of beauty? ______________What were the very colorful embroidered felt boots called which were worn in the 1200s, by the Mongols? ____________ Where were the oldest sandals found? ____________They date back to 8000 BC. Find the answers at this link:

4. 4. What is celebrated on October 25th? _____________Who was this person? _________________ What color heels did King Louis X1V only allow to be worn by members of his court?_______________ In the Middle East, what is considered a big insult? _______________Find the answers at this link:

Did You Know?

Men wore the first heeled shoes. It was helpful to have a heel to keep feet in the stirrups when riding a horse.

The ruby red slippers that Dorothy wore in the movie, The Wizard of Oz sold for $660,000( in 2000 )making them the most expensive pair of shoes!

There are NINE web questions, six Did You Know? statements, Comprehension Questions, a teacher page with extension activities, additional links and the key.

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and Everything has a History(even Candy!)

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