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Mesoamerica: The History of Central America
Young scholars examine the role of women in Mesoamerica. They watch segments of the Discovery video "Mesoamerica: The History of Central America". After conducting further research pertaining to specific Mayan women, they write essays based on their findings.
9th - 12th Social Studies & History 12 Views 80 Downloads
Central America and the Caribbean
In this Central America and the Caribbean worksheet, learners learn about the culture, economics, and life of Central America and the Caribbean. Students utilize a graphic organizer and answer several questions based on their reading.
7th - 8th Social Studies & History 17 Views 129 Downloads
Geograophy of Mexico And Central America
Students create a chart comparing the terrain, climate, economy, environmental issues and natural disasters for Mexico and the Central American countries. They view and discuss a video on the region then compile research on the internet.
3rd - 5th Social Studies & History 7 Views 60 Downloads
Central America: Panama Canal
Students are introduced to the geography of Central America. On a map, they route different ways to get from Spain to India. In groups, they research the development of the Panama Canal and how it shortened the trip across the Atlantic Ocean.
6th - 8th Language Arts 19 Views 91 Downloads
Students create a video box about a Central American country. In this world history lesson, student research Central America and pick a country they want to investigate. They work in groups to create a video box that shows images about this country to share with the class.
4th - 5th Social Studies & History 4 Views 6 Downloads
Comparing Governments - International
Fifth graders compare and contrast national governments in North America and/or Central America. They summarize the similarities and differences of the governments. They access websites imbedded in this lesson plan to do their research.
5th Social Studies & History 4 Views 9 Downloads
Welcome to the Americas
Learners research and map the North and South American continents. In this geography lesson plan on the Americas, students can locate North, Central and South American countries and states. Learners choose a location to research and prepare a report or multi-media project on that location.
3rd - 4th Social Studies & History 16 Views 69 Downloads
Central America: Video Boxes
Students view a globe or world map and identify North and South America. They discuss locations of the United States, Mexico, and Canada. Students discuss where they think Central America is located. They identify the five countries that make up this area.
1st - 3rd Social Studies & History 5 Views 13 Downloads
Central America: United States of Central America? (A Debate)
Students view a world map and discuss the differences between state, country, and city labels. They research to find the square mileage for several locations. Locations are organized by size, and labeled as to the category (state, city, country).
10th - 12th Social Studies & History 3 Views 7 Downloads
Ship of Gold
Students explore American values. In this American history lesson, students read passages from Ship of Gold in the Deep Blue Sea. Students collaborate to conduct research in order to build a timeline of the events surrounding the sinking and recovery of the SS Central America.
8th - 12th Social Studies & History 3 Views 1 Download
Early European Explorers Map
Fifth graders create an explorer's map. In this explorers instructional activity students use a map of the world as reference to draw their own map of Europe, North America, Central America, and the Caribbean Islands. The students use their maps to show the paths that European explorers used.
5th Social Studies & History 3 Views 61 Downloads
Globalization and Foreign Investment and Latin America
Consider the impact of foreign investment in Latin America. Young economists read the provided handouts about foreign investment in Latin America and then solve the investment scenarios and case studies.
9th - 12th Social Studies & History 3 Views 44 Downloads
South America and Central America Capitals Map Quiz
In this online interactive geography quiz worksheet, learners examine the map that includes all of Central and South America's countries. Students match each of the country names to the appropriate locations on the map.
7th - 12th Social Studies & History 3 Views 32 Downloads
Central America and the Caribbean
In this geography worksheet, students use the chart to compare the history and culture of Central America and the Caribbean. Students also identify main ideas and display mapping and graphing skills as they answer 2 questions pertaining to information found in their textbooks.
6th - 8th Social Studies & History 6 Views 73 Downloads