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- Wakefield, RI
Cultural Geography Teacher Resources
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Learners describe key events in the life of Gandhi. They determine why knowledge of geography is necessary to understand the history of the people in a place or region. They write a summary of how the events in Gandhi's life, influenced by the physical and cultural geography of India/Pakistan, helped India become independent.
Students compare and contrast rap music with tango music. In this cultural geography lesson, students identify similarities and differences in the musical styles. Students also explore the cultures that produce the 2 musical styles in order to discover their shared roots.
Students create culinary art. In this Latin America lesson, students examine the ties between food and culture, geography, politics, and economy from countries as they research artwork featuring foods. Students design visual art pieces that feature the foods they research.
High schoolers develop maps, tables, graphs, charts, and diagrams to depict the geographic implications of current world events, and analyze major human conflicts to determine the role of physical and cultural geographic features in the causes, conflict, and outcomes. Pupils conduct research on the Internet or in the library to obtain data and information on the Gulf War that can be used to construct maps, tables, graphs, or diagrams representing changes in the geography of the Middle East.
Learners explore international currency. In this international economics lesson, students research international currencies using software and Internet websites. Learners select a country and collect and record data about its currency rate for a five day period. Students prepare a related presentation using the technological tool of their choice.
High schoolers research the culture, geography, music, myths and legends of the Caribbean coast of Colombia using online tools. They determine how these factors influenced the writing style of Gabriel Garcia Marquez. They design and write a brochure in Spanish that includes a bibliography aimed at increasing tourism to the area.