Geography of Central America Teacher Resources

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For this Central America and the Caribbean worksheet, students learn about the culture, economics, and life of Central America and the Caribbean. Students utilize a graphic organizer and answer several questions based on their reading.
Students create a chart comparing the terrain, climate, economy, environmental issues and natural disasters for Mexico and the Central American countries. They view and discuss a video on the region then compile research on the internet.
Ninth graders study the region and individual countries of Central America.  In this Geography lesson plan, 9th graders research different perspectives in the region.  Students participate in a debate. 
Students are introduced to the geography of Central America. On a map, they route different ways to get from Spain to India. In groups, they research the development of the Panama Canal and how it shortened the trip across the Atlantic Ocean.
Young scholars view a globe or world map and identify North and South America. They discuss locations of the United States, Mexico, and Canada. Students discuss where they think Central America is located. They identify the five countries that make up this area. Young scholars work in groups to create a video box about one Central American country.
Students view a world map and discuss the differences between state, country, and city labels. They research to find the square mileage for several locations. Locations are organized by size, and labeled as to the category (state, city, country). Students discuss their opinions of the countries of Central America forming one country. They research to find facts to support their position and participate in a debate.
For this online interactive geography quiz worksheet, students examine the map that includes 22 Central American countries. Students identify the names of the countries in 3 minutes.
Students create a video box about a Central American country. In this world history lesson plan, student research Central America and pick a country they want to investigate. They work in groups to create a video box that shows images about this country to share with the class. 
Students gain a better understanding of the cultural diversity in the northern region of Central America. They engage in a lesson which focuses on research, archaeology, historical videos, and travel highlights.
Students research, archeology, historical videos, and travel highlights in the northern region of Central America. They identify the various archaeological / historical sites along with a date of probable existence and the title of the site.
In this geography worksheet, students use the chart to compare the history and culture of Central America and the Caribbean. Students also identify main ideas and display mapping and graphing skills as they answer 2 questions pertaining to information found in their textbooks.
This is a really neat worksheet! Kids click on each of the provided links to answer each of 11 questions. They'll discover geographical, demographic, environmental, and cultural facts about Latin America. They'll even learn to write Mayan numbers. Tip: A great resource to send home over a break.
In this online interactive geography quiz worksheet, students examine the map that includes all of South America's countries. Students identify the 13 countries in 2 minutes.
In this South America learning exercise, students learn about the history and development of Spanish-speaking South America. Students utilize a graphic organizer and answer several questions based on their reading.
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.
Any preschool teacher would be thrilled to have a resource like this one. It includes activity ideas, discussion leads, book suggestions, and a glossary for learners ages 2 - 5. The entire booklet focuses on ways to teach young children about the five themes of geography in a fun and developmentally appropriate way. The resource is a little old, but the ideas and activities are great. There is enough here for an entire week of activities.
Here is a wonderful series of lessons designed to introduce learners to the variety of renewable, clean energy sources used by people all over the world. Geothermal energy is the resource focused on. This particular sources of energy happens to be readily-available in many developing countries. These lessons produced by Hemispheres are among the best geography lessons I've yet come across. Highly recommended!
Students research geographic, historic, and cultural elements and traditions in North and South America. In this world cultures lesson, students answer two questions from an anticipatory set. Students construct a timeline of historical events that impacted stewardship and philanthropy. Students work in groups to research North America, Central America, or South America and their nonprofit organizations.
Learners investigate a way to sail a boat around the world without touching land while learning about the Panama Canal. In this Panama Canal lesson plan, students learn about the relationship of socio-political continents and how the geography of the world has affected the world order.
Young scholars research and map the North and South American continents. In this geography lesson on the Americas, students can locate North, Central and South American countries and states. Young scholars choose a location to research and prepare a report or multi-media project on that location.