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EU Movement Role Play
Using role play, a graphic organizer, and discussion, your class members will compare and contrast the movement of people and goods between countries in the European Union before and after the organization was established. This is a great way to associate your learners with the European Union and to discuss the impact of free trade, security, and immigration in movement between foreign countries.
6th - 8th Social Studies & History CCSS: Adaptable
Sixth graders work with a partner to fill out the attached form describing their own country. They will use the information about their country to create a PowerPoint presentation to show the class. They must present a slide for each theme of geography of their country and include a tourist attraction in their country and describe it in their presentation.
6th Social Studies & History
A Trip Around the World
How do the rights of citizens in other countries, such as India, Germany, Brazil, and Iran, compare to those of Americans? Take a closer look at the provisions of various foreign constitutions, and compare and contrast the protections and responsibilities of citizens around the world.
6th - 12th Social Studies & History CCSS: Designed
World War I Causes Project
After completing this detailed and well-designed project, your young historians will be well-versed in their explanations of the reasons that various countries joined World War I! Learners design a picture book covering seven primary causes for joining the war effort, from nationalism and alliances to unrestricted submarine warfare and the Zimmerman telegram.
9th - 12th Social Studies & History CCSS: Adaptable
Cities and Countries Around the World
Briefly introduce your young Spanish speakers to different cities around the world. Identify the country they are located in, what the people are called from those countries, and the country's location on a class map. Make sure to use lots of visuals to interest learners!
4th - 5th Languages
Soccer Fever: Learning About the World Cup in Brazil
What an incredible collection of ideas for teaching about the 2014 World Cup in Brazil! This resource is packed with news articles and instructional activities on a wide variety of topics, from the global popularity of soccer and the economic and geographic makeup of Brazil, to researching the aerodynamic properties of the World Cup soccer ball or how the country is handling preparations for this major event.
6th - 12th Science CCSS: Adaptable
The Global You
Illustrate the meaning and importance of global citizenship using this resource, through which class members will compare how an activity involving global ocean currents and building a dam actually illustrates how countries across the planet can be affected by the decisions of just one nation.
6th - 12th Science CCSS: Designed
Literature Study Guide: Cry, the Beloved Country
For homeschool or the classroom: response to reading activities, writing prompts, study guides, a reading schedule, plot flow chart, and character map relevant to any reading task. Resource is designated for use with Alan Paton's Cry, the Beloved Country, but these materials would work for any literary text.
10th English Language Arts
New Review How Did the Unification of Germany Change the Course of World History?
Here you'll find a nice guided notes worksheet on Otto von Bismarck, which details Bismarck's plan to unify Germany, as well as asks learners to analyze his motivations and overall impact.
10th - 12th Social Studies & History CCSS: Adaptable
Revolution in Tunisia
How much do your pupils really know about the revolution in Tunisia? In order to inform your class and spark discussion, first create a country profile, comparing and contrasting Tunisia with the United States. Learners then analyze the data and determine what brought about political revolution.
9th - 12th English Language Arts CCSS: Adaptable
Where Your Food Comes From
In this age of globalization, the foods we eat often come from countries scattered all around the world. This research-based lesson asks young scholars to pick two of their favorite food items and investigate the origins of their ingredients.
4th - 9th Science CCSS: Adaptable
Lesson Plan for Japan
The effect of cultural beliefs on the progress and industrialization of a society is an interesting idea to consider, and this is certainly true in this lesson on feudal Japan. Your young historians will read informational texts on samurai and their use of Bushido, and then discuss how perhaps these beliefs and those of China may have contributed to one country's superior advancements and industrialization.
6th - 10th Social Studies & History CCSS: Adaptable
The Fruits of Fairness
Unfortunately the world isn't fair, but exactly how unfair is it? In this cross-curricular lesson, young mathematicians explore the uneven distribution of wealth in the United States, using their knowledge of percents and proportions to model the country's economy with members of the class.
4th - 9th Math CCSS: Adaptable
Countries of South America
Students focus on the geography of the countries of South America. Using a map, they identify the European countries who claimed the South American countries and research the influences they had on South America. To end the lesson, they write an essay about the South American country they want to live in with supporting details.
6th - 8th Social Studies & History
African Country Study and PowerPoint Presentation
Students investigate the geography of Africa. In this African culture lesson plan, students research the lifestyles of African residents and create a PowerPoint presentation based on a single African country. Students share their presentations with their class.
6th - 8th English Language Arts
Computer Activities: Countries of the World
Students research a country. In this research and computers lesson, students select a country and research various aspects about it including the capital city, the flag and fun facts. Students create slides about their country and then present them to the class.
1st - 3rd English Language Arts