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The Zabbaleen, Cairo's Garbage Workers
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.
Out of Site
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.
Great Cities of the Middle East
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.
Lesson: Jan Rothuizen: Topophilia
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.
"Egypt, Gift of Nile"
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.
Climate And the Greenhouse Effect
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.
Journey Along the Silk Road: Writing Your Own Rihla, or Travel Journal
Students 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.
Foreign Place Names Quiz
In 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 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.
A Trip Down the Nile
Students research, write, and illustrate group reports that acknowledge the cultural importance of selected towns, monuments, and sights along the Nile River.
Where in the World Am I: Latitude And Longitude
Students demonstrate their knowledge in using latitude and longitude measurements to find locations on a map, especially places in Hawaii.
Is It Hot, Or Not?
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.
Is It Hot or Not?
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.
The Day of Ahmed's Secret
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.
Transport: Problems, Consequences, And Solutions
Learners are presented with a variety of activities that are focused upon the problem of transportation in the community. They conduct research using a variety of resources. The information that is found is used to create the context for the selected activity.
Trekking to Timbuktu: Timbuktu's Golden Age of Scholarship
Young scholars 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 young scholars 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 lesson elements, a passport booklet of blackline masters, and a thorough lesson plan.