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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.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.
Que debo llevar? What Should I Wear?
Seventh graders discuss the goals of the activity. 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.
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.
Words in the News Chile Peru agreement - 29 June 2005
Pupils develop vocabulary to read and explain an article abou the Chile Peru Agreement. They complete worksheets and on online quiz to increase vocabulary.
The Great Chile Challenge
Fifth graders gather data, create a graph, and interpret information. They build vocabulary by negotiating the ideas that go into the graphs which they create. They use Excel to print a variety of graphs based on how much they like Chile recipes.
To Wear or Not to Wear?
Seventh graders make comparisons to clothing that is worn in Ohio during different seasons to those worn by the natives of the country of Chile. The comparisons are presented in the form of an original project or poster.
In this Language Arts worksheet, students read about peppers and participate in a variety of related activities. For example, students create a chile pepper pattern.
El Tiempo en Chile
Students analyze what information would one expect to find in a weather report. They list in Spanish weather conditions for today in their community. Students visit Chile and locate it on a map.
The Country of Chile - Map Work
In this map worksheet, students label a map of Chile by following 11 directions given at the bottom of the page. They label landforms and water bodies associated with the country.
The Flag of Chile
In this Chile instructional activity, students read the history of the Chilean flag and the directions on how to color it. Students then color the flag.
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. Although the plan is thorough and easy to follow, the link to the referenced article is broken.
Words in the News Chile Peru Agreement
Students complete word work and pronunciation exercises. They read an online article, complete worksheets and an online quiz.
Students discover the relationship between tectonic plate boundaries and the communities of life that thrive at such boundaries. In this biology lesson, students find that methane from oxidized carbon in sediments provides nutrients for deep ocean communities. This lesson includes an experiment, vocabulary, extensive background information, and multiple web resources.
The Spanish Spot: Issue One
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!
Welcome to the Americas
Students research and map the North and South American continents. In this geography instructional activity 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.
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. Great small group project!
It Comes In Waves
Students investigate the behavior and different origins of tsunami waves, and they then research and chart the path of certain tsunamis from recent history using the Internet, maps and firsthand accounts.
Fourth graders explain how in any particular environment, some kinds of plants and animals survive well, some survive less well, and some cannot survive at all. They research the ecosystem of which each animal or plant is natively a part.
Know Your Boundaries: Earthquake Lessons in the Classroom
With all the recent attention on Haiti, and now Chile, it is the perfect time to teach your students about earthquakes!
The Tell-Tale Plume
Learners examine hydrothermal vents. In this ocean lesson, students identify changes in physical and chemical properties of sea water caused by hydrothermal vents.