THE SEVEN WONDERS OF THE WORLD LESSON
Print the Seven Wonders of the World reading
comprehension passage and questions (see
Students should read the story silently,
then answer the questions about the story that follow.
Excerpt from passage
You may be surprised to know that many people cannot name the Seven Wonders of the World. If someone asked you to name them could you? If not it is probably because only one is standing today. It has been said that the Ancient Greeks and Romans were the ones to create the original list of the Seven Wonders of the World.
These seven places were chosen based on many factors. The Greeks and Romans took their selections very seriously. They based their selections on religion, art, mythology, and other things they felt were important and vital to their civilization. Today the only Ancient Wonder that is standing is the Egyptian Pyramids at Giza. Unfortunately, the other wonders have perished. Problems and natural causes such as earthquakes, storms, and other events have destroyed them.
Pyramids of Egypt
The Egyptian Pyramids are located in Giza, Egypt and were built from 2700 to 2500 B.C. Giza is located on the west bank of the Nile River which is closer to Cairo. This wonder is not only the oldest but it is also the only surviving Ancient wonder of the world.
There are ten pyramids that stand up as a wonder of the world. It is the first three that have been said to have the most significance amongst the others. The first three have always been the most important and the most respected. (continued...)
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