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The Geophysics And Cultural Aspects of the Greater Antilles
Learners determine location by using longitude and latitude. They measure to the minute longitude and latitude of a place and select a body of land and determine its location. They approximate time zones by using every 15 degrees of longitudinal change to represent 1 hr.
Rainforests: Who needs them?
Young scholars explore the rainforests. They locate and label tropical rainforests on a world map. Using a glossary, students define a rainforest and define its characteristics. Young scholars locate and label South American rainforests with an emphasis on Brazil.
Lesson Plan on Indigenous Children
Students explore indigenous, traditional and tribal cultures--their rights, protections by law, and obstacles as a people. In groups, they form their own activist groups to contribute to the global effort to preserve indigenous cultures.
Hispanic Rhythmic Patterns and Drums
Students imitate rhythmic patterns created by the teacher or taken from the drum performance of "Oshossi." They study and perform some of the layered and interlocking rhythms of the drum ensembles of Brazil, Haiti, Cuba, Suriname, and Venezuela using classroom percussion instruments and combine three different rhythmic ostinatos written in TUBS (Time Unit Box System) notation to produce a composite ensemble pattern.
Does Your Diet Stack Up?
Third graders analyze the cultural, emotional, and physical significance of food. In this Healthy Lifestyles lesson, 3rd graders review the Food Pyramid and compare the types of foods commonly eaten in the US to those eaten in South America. This lesson includes printable handouts and additional activities.
The Eagle Has Landed: Aztecs Find a Home
Pupils examine the Aztec civilization in what is now Mexico. Using a map, they locate the empire and explain the legend of the founding of Tenochtitlan. They explore the symbols on various Mexican flags and what they meant to the Aztec culture. A good supplemental resource.
A New World and the Emergence of a New Race
Students study specific terms and concepts about the discovery of America. They improve their history knowledge about some Latin American regions and their map and geography skills of the New World. They describe what is meant by Cultural Pluralism.
Living History - Dance
Seventh graders explore the traditional dances of various immigrants into the United States. While attending a cultural event from a specific immigrant group, 7th graders observe cultural dances. They interview members of the ethnic group and learn the dance. Pupils create a formal presentation to be given in class.
The Language of Love
Students explore the images and idioms related to love in their own culture. They examine new rituals recently created in Japan by reading and discussing "Osaka Journal:Japanese Date Clubs Take the Muss Out of Mating."
Expressions of Anti-Racism through Painting: The Puerto Rican Community from West Side Story to Connecticut
Students create a graffiti wall using their own name or personal symbol. They examine their own understanding of the film as a source of inspiration and listen to the music from the soundtrack as an effective motivation. They make connections between the characters and cultures depicted in the film to their own lives.
Exploring South America
Students research South American to prepare a PowerPoint presentation about its culture, traditions, and societies. In this South American research instructional activity, students research South American based on their export products to create a PowerPoint presentation for a classmate who is moving there. Students highlight the culture, traditions, and societies of the continent.
Zoom-in: Where Do We Come From?
Students consider how cultural understanding affects views of the world. In this culture lesson, students zoom in and view a photograph of a Brazilian hut. Students consider what life is like in other parts of the world and discuss how cultural understanding is something everyone should possess.
Tell Me Why?
Third graders write and illustrate a "pourqui" tale, which explains why or how an animal, plant, or natural object looks or acts the way it does. The tales also incorporate cultural values, or teaching lessons about caring for the earth.
Pete And Repeat
Students draw a picture of a person from popular culture, then "clone" it using printing techniques in this Art lesson that tackles the questions surrounding cloning, DNA, and current scientific techniques. An emphasis is placed on the artwork of Andy Warhol.
Students investigate artificially elevated regions or cities around the world to compare histories, cultures, and strategies related to potential flooding disaster.
How has rice been produced throughout history?
Fourth graders research rice history. In this rice history lesson, 4th graders discover the farming methods used to cultivate rice. They read about the role of rice in many cultures.
HUMAN/ENVIRONMENT INTERACTIONS: CLIMATE
Students explore the various global climates and apply cultural adaptations of the peoples in various zones due to climate.
Travel Brochure of Brazil
Students develop the concept that a country is made up of its economics, geography, climate, location, culture, history, society, education, places and government and that each of these factors influences the country's place in the global setting.
For this Brazil worksheet, students complete sentences by filling in missing words and phrases without using a word bank. The focus in on history and culture.
Nina Bonita: Culture and Beauty
Students read Nina Bonita by Ana Maria Machado. For this reading comprehension/ geography lesson, students recall various parts of the story and create a map of where the rabbit traveled throughout the story. They participate in group discussions about setting and observations of race intolerance, which is brought up in the story. This lesson includes ideas for extension activities.