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Introduction to the Panpipe
Students examine the panpipe and the cultures that use them in their music. They view photos of Peru and Bolivia and discuss their cultures, listen to recordings of music that includes the panpipe, and construct a panpipe using PVC plastic tubing.
The New Explorers: Environmental Swat Team
Learners follow scientists into the dry forest of Bolivia as they track and record the different species of mammals, birds, insects and plants that would be lost if the forests disappear.
In this land usage worksheet, students read about farmers in Bolivia are using a system called raised-bed agriculture to feed its people. Students complete 2 short answer questions based on what they read.
Lesson: Ahoy! A Painting!
Kids listen to the story, How I Became a Pirate and analyze the painting, Our Lady of the Victory of Malaga. So, what do these to things have in common? The art depicts the time period and style. And, the story sets their imaginations afloat with a fun pirate theme. They research both the art and the art of piracy, then paint an original pirate piece.
Bank Loans Money to Start Businesses
After locating Latin American countries on a world map, children read about how microbanks are loaning money to help start small businesses. Involving both current events and economics, the teacher introduces the article with a map activity and vocabulary challenge. The class reads the news article and participate in a think-pair-share discussion. The lesson includes interdisciplinary follow-up activities.
Reading Comprehension 2
You scream, I scream! Young learners read this passage about ice cream flavors, then answer 13 questions about details from the reading. The questions address details from the text, vocabulary, and parts of speech. Use this activity to assess your class's reading comprehension skills - and prepare to debate about their favorite ice cream flavors! An answer key provides in-depth explanations of each solution.
Young scholars examine a self-portrait collage before making one of themselves. In this self portrait lesson students examine an image of Luis Nino's, "Our Lady of the Victory of Malaga." They design a self-portrait of themselves which they decorate with gold paint or foil paper.
Macaws: The Book
Students research the various species of Macaw found in Manu, Peru and other parts of the Amazon. They watch and discuss a video, and each student constructs a book about Macaws that includes photos and background information on each type of Macaw
Worksheet 1: Geography Quiz
Students take a geography quiz and circle the multiple choice answer that answers each question correctly. The quiz is quite-challenging, and an atlas may be required to help the students. An answer sheet is provided.
Students answer multiple choice questions about a pie graph given to them. In this pie graph lesson plan, students are given a graph about Bolivia's ethnic groups and answer 5 questions.
In this famous person learning exercise, students read a passage about Che Guevara and then complete a variety of in-class and homework activities to support comprehension, including partner interviews, spelling, cloze, synonym matches, and scrambled sentences.
Students are introduced to the growth process of a potato. As a class, they place a potato on a plate and observe how long it takes for the eyes to appear. In groups, they follow a recipe to make potato soup that is shared with the class. They also use a map to trace the route the potato took to arrive in America.
In this famous leaders worksheet, students read a passage about Isabel Allende and then complete a variety of in-class and homework activities to support comprehension, including partner interviews, spelling, cloze, synonym matches, and scrambled sentences.
South American Countries: Area Activity
In this area worksheet, students use a table with a an area given for Argentina in square kilometers, then use that to complete the table, finding area for other South American countries.
How do we measure global earthquakes?
Young scholars examine three seismograms of a recent South American earthquake recorded by USGS stations. They measure the S-P distance and use a P and S wave travel-time graph to find the epicenter distance for each seismogram. In addition, they use distance to find the epicenter of the earthquake.
Capitals of the World
In this world capitals worksheet, learners practice research skills as they identify the capital cities of the 20 countries listed.
Geography of South America
Students explore South America. In this geography skills instructional activity, students watch a video about the geographical features of the continent. Students complete worksheets on the topic.
South American Capitals Quiz
In this online interactive geography quiz worksheet, students respond to 12 identification questions about the capital cities of South America. Students have 4 minutes to complete the quiz.
Save the Moonflowers
Students examine the travels of Margaret Mee to the Amazon. Examining different markets, they describe how they can preserve flora and fauna of the rainforest. They complete activities using the internet to determine alternative uses of rare natural resources.
Reading Comprehension: Simon Bolivar
In this reading comprehension/biography worksheet, students read 2 pages of information about Simon Bolivar. No comprehension questions are included, worksheets are for informational reading only.