Brief Description Students use glossaries to find the meanings of Australian words in the popular song "Waltzing Matilda. Note: One Australian word in the song is not included in the glossary: trooper police Extension: Have students use the glossaries to write sentences, paragraphs, or short stories using Australian words. Music : NA. Leave this field blank.
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Play a recording of the song. Divide the class into small groups.
Distribute copies of the glossaries noted above. Tell students to use the glossaries to find the Australian words in the song and to underline or highlight those words. Save Create a List. Create a list.
Save Back. The Teacher Store Cart. Checkout Now. Teach This Lesson. Book Summary During the summer of , Mattie Cook lives above the family coffee shop with her widowed mother and grandfather. About the Author As a little girl, Laurie Halse Anderson spent hours writing poems, letters, newspaper columns, and stories. Describe the activities that go on there before, during, and after the guests arrive. Before the guests arrived, Eliza had to prepare the food they will eat, like her special gingerbread p. Mattie tended to the garden p.
Cook made sure that the kitchen had all the necessary provisions for the day p. While the guests were at the Coffeehouse, Matilda served the guests p. After the guests left, Mattie figured the bills p.
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At the time, no one really knew the true cause of the yellow fever epidemic. What are some of the possible causes suggested by various townspeople and doctors?
Carris, who owned an export business, believed that the fever was caused by the heap of rotting coffee beans on Ball's Wharf. A government clerk believes that it was brought to Philadelphia by Santo Domingan refugees p. Grandfather believes that the summer refugees brought the illness to Philadelphia, just as the ships from Barbados brought it in p.
Toward the beginning of the story, Matilda wants to go to the market place in town. Why does she want to go there? Matilda wants to go to the market place to see Nathaniel Besson who works as a painter's assistant at the Peale house p. Why does Mrs.
Cook want Matilda to join her for tea at the Ogilvies'? Why does Matilda agree to join her that afternoon? Cook wants Matilda to join her for tea at the Ogilvies' because Mrs. Cook believes that Edward Ogilvie is a good marriage match for Matilda p. Matilda agrees to go because if she does not attend, she will have to do chores all day long such as scrubbing the kettles clean pp.
Throughout the book, Matilda and her mother never say they love each other, yet we know they do. What evidence is there in the story that the two feel deeply for each other?
Cook expects Matilda to work hard, but also wants her to have a better life than she does. She expresses this by saying, "You might turn out to be a beauty after all You've grown so quickly. I want the best for you p. She reflects on her mother's strength and resolve and realizes that her mother has tried to teach her many things, but Matilda has been unwilling to listen p. In good times, how are the farmers outside the city dependent on the city dwellers of Philadelphia?
How are the city-dwellers dependent on the farmers?
The farmers are dependent on the city dwellers to sell their products and to make money p. The city dwellers are dependent on the farmers to supply them with food p. Without the farmers, the city dwellers do not have a source of food. People who stayed in the city during the fever began to starve when the farmers stopped coming to the market place pp. Authors sometimes subject their characters to difficult tasks. What are two tasks Matilda accomplishes?
Matilda is faced with many difficult tasks during the novel. One of the most difficult is taking care of her Grandfather's dead body and getting him buried with dignity and respect pp. Matilda also decides to keep the Cook Coffeehouse open without the help and guidance of her mother by taking Eliza on as a partner pp. What evidence is there in the story that grandfather enjoyed his earlier years as a soldier?
Grandfather dresses up in his soldier's uniform to escort Mattie to the countryside p. Grandfather also gives Mattie soldiering lessons, and teachers her the tricks of the American, British, and French armies p. Grandfather's work at the Bush Hill Hospital gave him a clear purpose that he enjoyed, similar to his work as a soldier p.
Matilda changes a great deal from the beginning of the novel to the end.