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Allende and Pinochet in Chile
Introducing one of the "darker periods" of both Chilean and U.S. history, the narrator details the 1973 Allende Coup in Chile. The attempted kidnapping/assassination of Rene Schneider is addressed, as is the degree of involvement of the CIA and U.
15 mins 8th - 11th Social Studies & History
Chile's Trapped Miners
Students read an article on trapped miners in Chile. In this social awareness ELL instructional activity, students read the details about how 33 miners had to be rescued in Chile when they got trapped underground. Activities that reinforce the information in the article include class discussion, vocabulary, brainstorming, a grammar worksheet and a spelling test.
5th - 8th Social Studies & History
The Spanish Spot: Issue One
The Spanish Spot is awesome! It contains a short article about a Spanish-speaking destination, a mini-grammar instructional activity (this one's on cognates), and activities. Start by reading a short article (in English) about the driest desert in the world!
7th - 9th Languages
Artists of all ages construct a three-dimensional form and fill it with rice to make gentle, percussive sounds. They discover that Native South American tribesmen would harvest dead branches from cactus plants, fill them with small pebbles and cap the ends.
K - 8th Visual & Performing Arts
Words In The News
A complete resource from BBC World Service provides informational text for English or ESL classes to teach vocabulary, grammar, and reading skills. Learners participate in small group work, whole class discussions, and role-plays to explore the universal topics presented in a current news article.
9th - 12th English Language Arts CCSS: Adaptable
Que debo llevar? What Should I Wear?
Seventh graders discuss the goals of the lesson. They write on the board a sequence of sentences describing the season, and the type of weather. Students describe how many, what color, and what each piece of clothing is illustrated by a teacher provided illustration or drawing.
When Plates Collide
Learners investigate tectonic plates. In this geology and geography lesson, students construct convergent, divergent, and transform boundaries using oobleck, foam, and tile. A large amount of background information and relevant website resources are provided for teachers and learners.
5th - 6th Science
A very interesting worksheet on language aquisition is here for you. In it, learners are presented with many common phrases in the English language, and they must write down how they would say that phrase in their own language. This worksheet could be used for a variety of foreign language learners.
12th - Higher Ed English Language Arts
Carbon Dioxide & Krill: Impacts
What effects do temperature and carbon dioxide levels have on the zooplankton of Antarctica? This concluding instructional activity in a short unit on climate change and the ocean helps environmental scientists answer these questions. After learning about current Antarctic research through the provided slide show, lab groups perform an experiment to see if brine shrimp respond to changes in their environments.
9th - 12th Science
Students explore the benefits and drawbacks of free trade from the perspective of the United States, Canada, Brazil, Argentina, Venezuela, Chile and Mexico. For homework, they each write a letter to the editor expressing their personal viewpoint on trade.
6th - 12th Social Studies & History
Welcome to the Americas
Students research and map the North and South American continents. In this geography lesson on the Americas, students can locate North, Central and South American countries and states. Students choose a location to research and prepare a report or multi-media project on that location.
3rd - 4th Social Studies & History
Communications Technology, Earthquakes and Tsunamis
Discuss how technology is used to communicate information regarding earthquakes and tsunamis by having students develop their own public safety announcement for hazard mitigation purposes. They will go through the scientific method to develop their presentation in order to show how technology can be used to address problems.
9th - 12th Science