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Students examine the impact the Atlantic Slave Trade had on Africa and the African people, through the analysis of literature and film. They identify the geographic regions of Africa and locate selected African countries, countries that are used as later case studies in the examination the legacy of slavery and colonialism
Students research countries participating in the Olympic Games. They create a database which includes graphs for comparing population density, the number of athletes, per capita income, etc. for each country. This project is completed after the students have been studing and watching the Olympic Games.
Students examine a painting. In this painting and nature lesson plan, students view Albert Bierstadt's painting, Wind River Country, and examine what they see. Students remember a time they've been outdoors, are asked what they remember seeing, and describe what is missing from the painting.
Get artsy with this WWII group activity, starting with a whole-class assignment. Create a map of Europe, Northern Africa, and the Pacific using geometric shapes cut from construction paper and placed on the floor. Consider splitting the class into 3 groups to ensure participation. After using the map to review country relationships, groups role play and personify various countries, sharing their feelings in first person. Finally, review which countries are allies.
Third graders research an African country and a particular food from that country.In this African foods lesson, 3rd graders locate their countries on the map and put their food and a definition of what it is on the map. Students understand that different terrains are more likely to have particular foods.
Students research information about countries throughout the world. Using that information, they create a chart that compares the size, population and governments. They discuss the advantages and disadvantages of living in a small or large country. To end the lesson, they answer geographic questions related to the countries.
Learners explore the questions of security. For this terrorism lesson, students listen to their instructor present a lecture regarding the details of methods countries have used to combat terrorism. Learners respond to discussion questions pertaining to the lecture and participate in an activity.
This resource does an excellent job of engaging and educating people on world geography. It includes informational flashcards as well as games. Though the graphics are designed for elementary players, people of all ages will have fun learning.