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Primo Levi and the Periodic Table

Time Frame

1 class periods of 45 minutes each

Group Size

Small Groups


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Students will read an article, summarize it, and then answer questions about it.


Instructional Procedures

Hook activity:

  1. Ask students to describe in a pair/share activity, an accident/mistake that they made when they made an assumption about a substance or chemical. Give an example from your experience.
  2. Ask a few students to share their experiences.

Reading activity:

  1. Read the introduction to the students and discuss.
  2. Have the students read the article & summarize it, then answer the questions.
  3. In groups of 3-4 students have them read the sentences from the text, and come to a conclusion about the questions as a group.


Lesson Design by Jordan School District Teachers and Staff.

Created: 12/10/2014
Updated: 02/05/2018