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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.S. government. Also covered are the presidency of Allende, and the rise of Pinochet and his militaristic Junta. The narrator makes no bones about his opinion of Pinochet as a tyrant; his opinion is engaging and can inspire a great class discussion.
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. Students read and discuss a selection about the climate in Chile, looking for weather expressions.
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. Although the plan is thorough and easy to follow, the link to the referenced article is broken.
Prepare your Spanish class to recognize the sounds cha, che, chi, cho, and chu through the two short exercises provided here. The first exercise requires the learner to place the words chivo, chile, ocho, chico, and coche into the correct sentences. The second exercise asks learners to brainstorm other words that start with the target sounds.
Students discover the relationship between tectonic plate boundaries and the communities of life that thrive at such boundaries. In this biology lesson plan, students find that methane from oxidized carbon in sediments provides nutrients for deep ocean communities. This lesson plan includes an experiment, vocabulary, extensive background information, and multiple web resources.
The Spanish Spot is awesome! It contains a short article about a Spanish-speaking destination, a mini-grammar lesson (this one's on cognates), and activities. Start by reading a short article (in English) about the driest desert in the world! Then learn some Spanish cognates and complete the accompanying activity and quiz. The last few pages are additional resources you can use to hone your skills!
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.
Discuss how technology is used to communicate information regarding earthquakes and tsunamis by having high schoolers 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. Great small group project!
Students 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 students.