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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 instructional activity is for you! Worksheets, photographs, maps, and clearly written instructions for the activities are all present.
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.
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.
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.
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.
Students study and identify the empire of Songhai through research and describe Timbuktu's role in its economy. They investigate how Timbuktu became an important spiritual and intellectual center of Islam. Students describe the Islamic schools of Timbuktu and investigate how manuscripts were produced and used. Finally students prepare a report using the gathered information.
Here is resource that is truly a fabulous mathematical adventure in fractions with a focus on the addition of fractions with unlike denominators. Fifth graders will enjoy the passport graphic organizer that gives them the information needed to evaluate the problems, and the space to show their work, all together in a booklet format. Teachers will enjoy the completeness of this activity including a checklist of instructional activity elements, a passport booklet of blackline masters, and a thorough lesson plan.