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Here is a fascinating human geography study of the Zabbaleen. They are a sub-class of people who work as garbage collectors in Cairo, Egypt. I can't say enough good things about this resource in my limited space here. It is fabulous! If you are a secondary teacher looking to challenge and engage your students in a study of human geography, this lesson is for you! Worksheets, photographs, maps, and clearly written instructions for the activities are all present.
Students study the traffic issues that affect daily life in Egypt, and consider what that implies about the country and its people, by reading The New York Times Cairo Journal. They write descriptive pieces about places they have visited by examining them through the lens of one aspect of general life.

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The country of Egypt is more than just big pyramids and ancient pharaohs. After reading a brief overview of this African nation, young learners will demonstrate their understanding of the text by identifying the main idea and supporting details. Extend the activity by asking students to write short summaries of the reading passage. Add this resource into a geography lesson on Egypt, or use to further develop reading comprehension skills with informational texts.
Students explore the cities of Cairo, Istanbul, Jerusalem, Mecca and Tehran.  In this Middle East lesson plan, students complete a map, research one of the five the cities and prepare a presentation that includes details about the city.  Students also create a musical instrument that these five cities are known for.
In this route worksheet, learners observe a chart of Santa's route and answer word problems about the distance he travels between cities. They complete six problems.
The avant-garde movement is explored through a sociopolitical lens. Learners analyze the work of Jan Rothuizen by considering several critical-thinking questions and the cultural context of each piece. They then create a drawing based on their study of the Situationist International Movement. 
In this London Bombing worksheet, students read the article, answer true and false questions, complete synonym matching, complete phrase matching, complete a gap fill, answer short answer questions, answer discussion questions, write, and more about The London Bombing. Students complete 10 activities total.
Sixth graders are introduced to the basics of ancient Egypt focusing on the Nile River and the necessity of the river. The students work in small groups and become "experts" on the given topic and then present the information that was discussed and learned.
Students demonstrate the greenhouse effect. They determine that relatively small changes to our environment can stimulate significant climate changes. They determine that the "scientific method" is a process of testing hypotheses and that global climate changes will affect us far beyond simply warming the outdoor air temperatures.
High schoolers develop basic research and writing skills. They explore and interpret and make maps. Students develop a global perspective. Also student explore the relationships between geography, climate and the nature of various societies.
In this famous leaders worksheet, students read a passage about Naguib Mahfouz  and then complete a variety of in-class and homework activities to support comprehension, including partner interviews, spelling, cloze, synonym matches, and scrambled sentences.
For this online interactive geography quiz worksheet, students respond to 20 identification questions about foreign place names. Students have 4 minutes to complete the quiz.
In this famous leaders instructional activity, students read a passage about Queen Rania 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 research, write, and illustrate group reports that acknowledge the cultural importance of selected towns, monuments, and sights along the Nile River.
Students demonstrate their knowledge in using latitude and longitude measurements to find locations on a map, especially places in Hawaii.
Students identify and interpret general information about the Korean War, including important dates, terms, events, and participants. They also identify what the Cairo Declaration was and what military forces, political forces, and geographical patterns existed before the Korean War began. Finally, students identify what communism means and what role it played in the war.
In this reading worksheet, learners answer 20 true/false questions about cities around the world. If an answer is false, students write the correct answer.
In this research skills worksheet, students read 20 statements regarding the temperature in world cities. Students mark them as true or false and provide evidence for their answers.
Students create a postcard showing and telling something they have learned about Cairo, Egypt.
Students examine the relationships between particular landmarks and their home cities. They create posters illustrating the various connections and write scripts that could be used by tour guides.

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