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Students invsestigate cocoa producing regions in the world. In this geography skills activity, students examine how the 5 themes of geography affect the Hershey Chocolate Company as they compare and contrast cocoa production in America, Africa, and Asia. Students write essays based on their findings.
Are your middle and high schoolers having trouble with tests? Do they need skills to improve reading comprehension? Take the time to teach some useful strategies for both. Working together as a class or in small groups, discuss study strategies, review the RRAP reading method, practice making a study plan, and then put it all to use! Although this resource is missing links to necessary handouts, it is still an excellent source providing teachers with a great lesson idea.
Students explore Latin American art. In this bi-lingual art history lesson, students view a vast collection of Latin American artwork to better conceptualize the depth and contributions Latin American artist have had throughout history. This lesson includes activities and a multitude of resources.
Kids love songs! Listen to "La tortuga taruga" to interest the class. Then, read about animals. Finally, play a fun game! All learners gather in a circle, and music plays while pictures are passed around. When the music stops, each learner has to identify his or her animal in Spanish!
Young, yet experienced, Spanish learners learn words like noche, dia, luz, and cielo as they read the story La Noche de Las Estrellas by Douglas Gutierrez. The first time you read the story, the class listens intently. The second time, they hold up pictures of the vocabulary words used. This is a quick, but worthwhile activity.
Rigorous and challenging, the AP Test for AP United States History contains a document-based question (with nine documents), as well as two additional free-response questions. Students who are preparing for the test will appreciate the chance to review their skills, and teachers can use this activity to walk students through the multiple steps and skill sets required on an AP test. Document F is not printed, but is described on Slide 6.
Review colors in Spanish by presenting different photographs and asking your charges to identify the colors in each picture. Consider bringing in pictures from Spain, Mexico, or another Spanish-speaking country to make the activity more relevant to your Spanish classroom. Then, show different pictures of fruit (or bring some in!). Learners will develop food vocabulary and describe which fruits they like and which ones they don't like.
Learners compare the leadership skills of Washington and Bolivar. In this Latin American history lesson plan, students read biographical information about George Washington and Simon Bolivar. Learners compare the men to better understand the revolutionary movements they both led.
Eighth graders read excerpts from a variety of poems by Hispanic and Spanish authors in Spanish. Individually, they identify any vocabulary they are unfamiliar with and view examples of poetry elements. To end the lesson, they research and read poems by authors who are second generation Puerto Rican.
Students are introduced to important people who have made contributions to society from different cultural groups. As a class, they develop a definition for diversity and work together to make a comparison chart to discover how people are different. To end the lesson, they read about the contributions of Arthur Ashe and write about their favorite sport.
Students examine the conditions in France and Spain during the Middle Ages and the Discovery of America. In groups, they compare and contrast the political situations in both countries and what effect they had on the New World. To end the instructional activity, they discuss the effects of the French Revolution and how certain people can have effect on the history of the world.
Students explore the culture of Puerto Rico. They create maps of Puerto Rico and the Caribbean. They work in small groups to research a decade in history and add drawings and pictures to a timeline of their decade. They practice Spanish words and read folktales of Puerto Rico.