Geography of Central America Teacher Resources
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Students create a video box about a Central American country. In this world history lesson, 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.
4th - 5th Social Studies & History 5 Views 7 Downloads
Who is Alexander von Humboldt?
Never heard of Alexander von Humboldt? Don't miss the opportunity to tell your class about "the most important forgotten man of science." The narrator describes an array of Humboldt's scientific accomplishments in his five-year journey through South Africa, such as his detailed drawings of Inca ruins, discovery of new species, recordings of air pressure at the highest altitude by that time, etc.
4 mins 9th - 10th Science 3 Views 3 Downloads CCSS: Adaptable
Welcome to the Americas
Students research and map the North and South American continents. In this geography lesson plan on the Americas, students can locate North, Central and South American countries and states. Students choose a location to research and prepare a report or multi-media project on that location.
3rd - 4th Social Studies & History 17 Views 70 Downloads
New Review Arthur’s World Neighborhood: Bibliography for Kids
Support young learners as they expand their cultural awareness with this list of children's literature on countries from around the globe. Including both fictional and non-fictional texts. This resource will help students across the primary grades come to appreciate the wonderful diversity the world has to offer.
1st - 5th Social Studies & History 22 Views 13 Downloads CCSS: Adaptable
The Geography of Latin America
Perfect for a geography or world cultures lesson, the slides in this presentation cover the topography, demographics, and climate of Central America, South America, and the Caribbean. From the apex of the Andes Mountains, to the depths of the Orinoco Lowlands, viewers will enjoy this quick but informative trip to Latin America.
7th - 10th Social Studies & History 15 Views 150 Downloads
Central America and the Caribbean
In this Central America and the Caribbean learning exercise, 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.
7th - 8th Social Studies & History 24 Views 135 Downloads
Latin America: Physical Geography
In this geography skills worksheet, students examine maps of Latin America and then respond to 28 fill in the blank and short answer questions based on the maps and their knowledge of physical geography of the region.
7th - 10th Social Studies & History 68 Views 370 Downloads
Argentina: Explore Latin America
This is a really neat learning exercise! 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.
5th - 7th Social Studies & History 18 Views 52 Downloads
Geograophy of Mexico And Central America
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.
3rd - 5th Social Studies & History 9 Views 63 Downloads
Central America: Panama Canal
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.
6th - 8th Language Arts 23 Views 95 Downloads
Students express their opinion on issues related to Central America. After reading an article, they discuss the relations between the Presidents of Mexico and the United States. Using the internet, they research a part of the party they are interested in and create propaganda posters highlighting a major concern.
6th - 12th Social Studies & History 4 Views 26 Downloads
South America and Central America Capitals Map Quiz
In this online interactive geography quiz worksheet, students examine the map that includes all of Central and South America's countries. Students match each of the country names to the appropriate locations on the map.
7th - 12th Social Studies & History 3 Views 32 Downloads
Rap & Tango
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.
7th - 12th Visual & Performing Arts 16 Views 55 Downloads
The Taste of Latin America
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.
8th - 12th Social Studies & History 5 Views 56 Downloads
Exploring an Atlas
Teaching kids how to use reference material can be fun! After a brief discussion on the type of information and ways to use an Atlas, learners go on an Atlas scavenger hunt. They break into teams and try to find as many items listed on the worksheet in the shortest amount of time.
5th - 7th Social Studies & History 50 Views 196 Downloads