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Exploring Countries and Cultures
Fifth graders choose a country associated with a family member and research its location, government, language, economy, history, holidays, foods, sports, and famous people. They write to inform using this data and draw a map identifying the capital and major
5th Language Arts 3 Views 9 Downloads
Written and Oral Presentation of Country Project
Pupils research a given country, compile the information, and write a final report. Individuals then use their research to write speeches which they present to the class. Note: Technology is incorporated into the process, making this a good resource for 21st Century learning skills.
3rd - 6th Language Arts 20 Views 168 Downloads
The Country Mouse and the City Mouse - Compare and Contrast
After reading The Country Mouse and The City Mouse, 4th graders go to the computer lab to learn how they can use the program Inspiration to help them organize information. They use a variety of graphic organizers to list how each of the two main characters in the story are similar and different.
4th 21st Century Skills 6 Views 13 Downloads
Through the Looking Glass: Recognizing Developing and Industrialized Countries
Students examine the regions of the world, and identify the basic characteristics of industrialized and developing countries. They conduct Internet research on the economic and population characteristics of industrialized and developing nations.
6th - 12th Social Studies & History 8 Views 20 Downloads
Microsoft Publisher Country Brochure
Students explore geographic information. In this geography and technology lesson plan, students choose a county and answer related questions on a Webquest. Students create a word web and design a country brochure.
3rd - 5th Visual & Performing Arts 4 Views 38 Downloads
Comparable Statistics from Countries of Various Continents
Seventh graders compare and contrast basic statistics about different countries, such as population growth and religion, review continents and their countries, practice graphing statistical information, and identify similarities and differences in various countries.
7th Social Studies & History 19 Views 46 Downloads
Your YUGO: Stayin' or Goin' Yonder?
Your sixth graders should enjoy this well-designed lesson on the five countries that once made up the country of Yugoslavia. They utilize websites embedded in the plan to gather information on many aspects of this region of Europe. Then, divide into pairs to create a trading card on the country they are researching.
6th Social Studies & History 3 Views 21 Downloads
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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.
5th - 10th Social Studies & History 14 Views 1 Download
Lesson Plan: A Guided Tour
Albert Bierstadt's painting Wind River Country shows viewers how a reader progresses through a story. Your class studies the light and dark areas, how the eye moves across the painting, and what attracts the audience to the work, and then they liken it to how an author gains the interest of his or her audience.
7th - 12th Language Arts 3 Views 2 Downloads
Global Studies Lesson Plan
Students explore world cultures. In this global studies lesson, students use a world map to pick a nation that they will be researching. Students include information about their country, including the flag and a drawing of their country with bordering nations.
2nd - 6th Social Studies & History 17 Views 43 Downloads
Compare and Contrast Timelines of the World
Seventh graders create a classroom timeline of important world events. This lesson is meant to be used during the entire school year. As the school year goes along, events are added to the timeline as chosen by the class. The events are chosen from countries in the Eastern Hemisphere and Latin America.
7th Social Studies & History 10 Views 24 Downloads
Latin America Postcard Project
After researching a chosen Latin American country, your youngsters will design a postcard that will not only entice visitors, but also include major features of the country, such as tourist attractions, weather, and geography. The resource is also a worksheet that learners can use to guide their research and document their findings.
5th - 8th Social Studies & History 10 Views 8 Downloads CCSS: Adaptable
What is the purpose of an international organization, and what impact do they have on the lives of citizens in foreign countries? After breaking into groups, your learners will research and report on one of six different international organizations, including the United Nations, NATO, the European Union, the World Health Organization, the Red Cross, and the World Bank.
6th - 12th Social Studies & History 15 Views 11 Downloads CCSS: Designed
Introduction to Age of Absolutism
Who were the absolute monarchs of Europe and what effect did they have on their countries? Young historians begin by naming qualities they believe are important for a monarch to possess. They then take notes on four key factors leading to domination of absolute monarchs of Europe, complete a map activity detailing five major European powers that emerged from the Age of Exploration, and analyze a primary source document on the concept of divine right.
9th - 11th Language Arts 69 Views 54 Downloads CCSS: Adaptable
Don't just ask your class to define nationalism, but invite them to experience it with an engaging project. Learners are divided into groups to design four items—a flag, slogan, national anthem, and historical tale—for a fictional country they are assigned.
9th - 12th Social Studies & History 3 Views 0 Downloads CCSS: Adaptable
Identifying Island Countries
Young scholars discover the definition of an island and identify island countries around the world. In this geography lesson, students determine the characteristics of an island. Finally the young scholars will identify specific island countries, both big and small.
K - 3rd Social Studies & History 3 Views 6 Downloads
New Review Global PC and Google Earth
Learners take notes on the physical geography of an assigned country, as well as its type of economy, major cities, and the student's own first impressions of the country, with this graphic organizer.
6th - 11th Social Studies & History 3 Views 1 Download CCSS: Adaptable
Reform in the Middle East Online Lesson Plan
Give your class the opportunity to take the time to examine their beliefs and misconceptions about American foreign policy in other countries. Learners begin by moving around the room to identify to others whether they agree or disagree with several statements regarding United States involvement in foreign affairs.
8th - 12th Social Studies & History 3 Views 1 Download CCSS: Adaptable
Why do so many countries export cars? Economists examine this and other foreign economics principles through this introductory learning exercise. A brief text explains international trade, then lists the top 11 leaders in global trade, along with main exports for each.
7th - 10th Social Studies & History 9 Views 120 Downloads