Cultural Geography Teacher Resources

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Explore the culture, geography, and religion of Ethiopia. Learners complete a viewing guide while watching a film on Ethiopia as the first Christian country in Africa. Additionally, they create group presentations and write paragraphs discussing the significance of Ethiopia. Web links, handout links, and film links are all included.
Students develop an awareness of citizenship and how it's defined globally. They explore the cultural diversity of different types of communities around the world. In addition, they assess the rights and responsibilities that are associated with global citizenship and global concerns.
Students discover how culture, geography and history affect how someone views an area of the world. They role play the role of a Palestinian, Jew or Briton and examine how they felt about Israel during its formation. To end the lesson, they discover how people feel about the area today and how and if it has changed over time.
Ninth graders research the cultural implications of wedding celebrations around the world. They study wedding celebrations before creating world map on which they place an appropriately attired wedding couple on the country they studied. From their research they design a cultural wedding celebration that begins with pre-parties and continues through the wedding and reception as cultural appropriate.
Students investigate economic growth in China. In this current events instructional activity, students review a news report about the 2008 Summer Olympics in China and the push for young people in China to learn the English language. An activity worksheet is included with the instructional activity.
Learners read articles relating to Jackie Robinson's breaking of the racial barrier in professional baseball. This leads to a deeper exploration of racism in the United States. They use a variety of worksheets imbedded in this plan to study this era.
Students recognize the impact photographer William Henry Jackson and artist Thomas Moran had on the creation of Yellowstone National Park. They write an essay describing how Jackson and Moran contributed to the creation of the American West.
Students examine the causes, actions and results of different demonstrations from around the world in modern history.
Students examine how geography can have an impact on change in a region. They discuss what their local area might be like in 50 years, and in pairs, select a situation and write a short story to describe how it changed from one thing to another.
Students discover the beautiful state of Hawaii by creating travel documents.  In this U.S. Geography lesson, students utilize the Internet to research Hawaii and design a travel brochure.  Students create a sample budget for a Hawaiian vacation.
Students compare and contrast rap music with tango music. In this cultural geography instructional activity, 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.
Twelfth graders investigate Ekon kon or Djola or Jola (dance), a noncompetitive, communal dance performed by the Djola people from the Sene-Gambia region of West Africa. They listen to a lecture by the teacher about the West African cultures that include this dance. The lesson includes many resources for the teacher as well as explicit directions for performing the dance.
Students explore how one artist portrays her own experiences and interests through her art. Students then choose themes in their own lives and create works of art inspired by those themes.
Young scholars investigate the real world applications of nutrition. They study the problem of starvation and how it affects different populations. Students work in small groups in order to devise and intervention plan. They also search out the right type of diet for a personal nutrition plan.
Middle schoolers create a historical atlas depicting the changes leading up to 1890 and those afterwards in the Indian Territory/Oklahoma region. line.
Learners research and analyze the current political situation of North Korea. They read and discuss an article, conduct research, participate in a simulation of an international round table, and write a response essay.
Students examine the implications of North Korea's nuclear testing. They develop a K-W-L chart, read an article, write questions, conduct research on their self-generated questions, and create an exhibit of their findings.
Learners investigate countries that have conducted nuclear weapons testing. They read an article, conduct research on the history of first nuclear weapons testing, and present their findings in the form of a television news broadcast from that era.
Students investigate the lives of students who live in Mexico. This done through research in order to compare it to the United States. They review vocabulary, create venn diagrams and complete other activities to enrich cultural knowledge and enrich communication skills in Spanish.
Students explore different countries, their locations, and their cultures. Using an encyclopedia, they locate the information, then write a report. Ultimately, they create a paper doll to represent their chosen country.

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