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Learn about the music of Latin America! Four types of music are defined by their instruments, uses, and cultural impact or influences. Indigenous, Iberian, African influenced, and Urban music are all discussed. 
This is a really neat worksheet! Kids click on each of the provided links to answer each of 11 questions. They'll discover geographical, demographic, environmental, and cultural facts about Latin America. They'll even learn to write Mayan numbers. Tip: A great resource to send home over a break.
An extensive view of the demographic, environment and diversity found in early American colonial societies. Older learners are provided with a fairly clear image of the many different people who came to the New World. There is a lot of information in this slide show, it is probably intended for use over a period of weeks. Discussion is a must with this resource.
Young scholars identify at least one country where the Spanish language is spoken, describe similarities and differences between Spanish, Mexican, and Puerto Rican families, and practice speaking the Spanish words for several family members.
Frida Kahlo, Diego Rivera, Manuel de Elias, and Alfonso Garcia Robles have greatly inspired and sculpted Mexican cutlure and history.
Students demonstrate how to say hello in five different languages. They discover the many differences in the way students speak across the world.
Students read stories. In this culture lesson, students read stories about children from different parts of the world. Students write down questions they have for these children and use a map to locate the countries they live in.
In this present perfect simple tense practice worksheet, 6th graders write 7 sentences in the correct tense. Students must also put 7 phrases into correct order. Teacher's notes are included.
In this South American culture worksheet, students respond to 8 multiple choice questions about the early civilizations of the Andes region.
Fourth graders examine the experiences of four immigrant groups. In groups, they brainstorm a list of misconceptions of those groups and discuss if they are still present today. Using maps, they locate the countries of Puerto Rico, Dominican Republic, Jamaica and Cuba and research why they left their home country. To end the lesson, they compare and contrast the music of the four countries.
Students study American transcendentalism through readings of Emerson and Thoreau. They make cognitive connections to the similarities to Buddhism in these writings. The connection of the literary movement is explained in the art of the time also.
Eleventh graders research the meaning of diversity and human rights in various countries.  In this Social Studies lesson, 11th graders reflect on the aspects that can negatively affect First Nations people, then select a country that has an indigenous population and research statistics and facts about the population to share with the class.
In this Brazilian food activity, students research the foods that are popular in Brazil and answer the 2 questions. Students then find a recipe for one of the popular food dishes and write it in the provided space.
Learners discuss the influence of foreign languages in their everyday speech after reading an article from The New York Times on language legislation in Brazil. Students are divided into 4 groups in order to research languages spoken in an assigned country, what percentage speaks that language and whether or not their assigned country has discussed language legislation.
An interesting way to learn about dietary requirements, this resource prompts learners to look at what someone in the U.S. eats and compare it to what someone in South America eats. They discuss the social, religious, psychological, emotional and cultural elements that guide decisions on what we eat. There are several class activities to make this instructional activity interactive for the class.
Students explore celebrations marking the new year in various cultures and countries around the world. They propose a plan for a New Year's celebration for a fictional nation that is inclusive of the diverse populations there.
Students view a video clip about grasslands. They identify threats to grasslands and describe cultures which have adapted to grassland conditions. They discuss possible solutions to preserve grasslands as well.
Young scholars view different musical instruments from around Latino world, predict what sounds instruments will make based on their appearance, listen to and evaluate music from different Latino genres orally or in writing, and make connections between music and culture.
Students explore the importance of the tropical rain forest in different cultures. Through a cooperative game, they locate countries that are known for their forest resources. Students discuss the similarities and differences of various cultures who live and depend solely on tropical forests.
Students study Kenya's culture and see how people and things can be different and similar at the same time. They create a pictograph of objects from each culture that are used in similar ways and examine a few Swahili words.

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