#13, Vacation Under the Volcano

Book Summary

In their first adventure as Master Librarians, Jack and Annie go to the city of Pompeii to bring back an ancient story that is in danger of being lost forever. Little do they know they are saving the myth of Hercules! But before they can find it, the town's volcano erupts in a mighty explosion.  Just when things look hopeless, Jack and Annie get some unexpected help from a certain mythic hero - and the rest, as they say, is history.

Book Cluster: Mystery of the Lost Stories, Books 13-16

Fact Tracker Summary

Magic Tree House Research Guides are now Magic Tree House Fact Trackers! Track the facts with Jack and Annie!   When Jack and Annie got back from their adventure in Magic Tree House #13: Vacation Under the Volcano, they had lots of questions. How did ancient Rome become an emipre? Where did ancient Romans go for fun? What happened to the Roman town of Pompeii? What have we learned from it? Find out the answers to these questions and more as Jack and Annie track the facts. Filled with up-to-date information, photos, illustrations, and fun tidbits from Jack and Annie, the Magic Tree House Fact Trackers are the perfect way for kids to find out more about the topics they discovered in their favorite Magic Tree House adventures.

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Core Curriculum Standards for Language Arts
Recognize common prefixes and suffixes; Cause & effect relationships; Analyze relationships among characters, setting & plot; Identify figurative language devices; Concept; Vocabulary; Writing: Text types and purposes; Speaking & Listening: Comprehension and collaboration; Presentation skills
Core Curriculum Standards for Social Studies
Eruption of Mt. Vesuvius, A.D. 79; Greek Mythology; Ancient Olympics; Archaeology; Greek Architecture; Roman Empire
Core Curriculum Standards for Science & Technology
Landforms: volcanoes; Rapid Earth changes (volcanic eruptions)
Core Curriculum Standards for Geography
Core Curriculum Standards for Nature & Conversation
Core Curriculum Standards for Mythology & Legends
Greek and Roman Mythology: Hercules
Core Curriculum Standards for Character Building Lessons
If you learn about the world and gain knowledge, you can solve great problems. Stay focused on what's important.
Core Curriculum Standards for Visual Arts
Create a diorama of Pompeii before and/or after the eruption.; Analyze still images to gather information.; Individual or group tree houses; Create Jack & Annie in their favorite wardrobe; Analyze still images for details and predictions.
Core Curriculum Standards for Music
Read Read Read Song
Core Curriculum Standards for Theatre Arts
Passport to Adventure

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