When children, and many adults, think of Italy, delicious food comes to mind. Pizza, spaghetti and gelato are all, of course, amazing Italian foods. Yet there is so much more to Italy. This amazing country has a rich history.

It played a significant role in the renaissance period which brought us genius musicians, composers and artists. As part of a unit on Europe your class can learn about all of the cultures, traditions and geography associated with Italy. Of course you can have a fun food party as well.

Classroom Teaching Resources for Italy

Would your class enjoy the tragic, but incredibly interesting, story of Pompeii? What about a lesson plan on Marco Polo? (He's more than just a game you play in the swimming pool!) A unit on Europe isn't complete without studying the culture and traditions of Italy. You can find these lesson plans, along with corresponding worksheets, activities and clip art at Teacher Planet. Ciao!