First, I made a reading comprehension printable about the Conclave and the way a new pope is elected. The comprehension print-out also has a page of questions and an extra page of fun facts!
We’re having a little fun learning about the Conclave!!
I made this to suit my 3 to 6 graders, but it can be used as a guide for younger grades.
It’s also acceptable for higher grades.
Conclave Smoke Craft
After reading the above print-out we made this craft;
It’s a model of the smoke stack/chimney on the Sistine Chapel, which signals to the people outside whether or not a new pope has been chosen.
This model of the Sistine Chapel’s Chimney includes a
puff of white smoke and a puff of black smoke!
I hope this helps you teach your kids about this amazing time in history!
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