Geography of Central America Teacher Resources

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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.
Sixth graders examine the many challenges facing the nations of Latin America today.  In this World Geography lesson plan, 6th graders analyze various documents that will help strengthen democracy.  Students create a visual profile of different nations in Latin America.
Students consider how to strengthen democratic principles in Latin America. In this government systems lesson plan, students explore the challenges to democratic forms of government in Latin America as they examine primary sources. Students conduct research regarding 3 Latin American nations and create profiles for the nations that feature facts about the nations and the work being done in the nation to promote democracy.
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.
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.
Ninth graders take a trip to Central American and the Caribbean. In this culture and geography lesson, 9th graders research selected countries of the region. Students use their findings to create tri-fold brochures to share with others.
Young explorers study South American geography. They study maps and create a physical map of the Andes themselves! They also research the geography, environment, and the culture of the Andes and present a report to the class.
In this Central Africa geography worksheet, students read about the history, culture, and life in Central Africa. Students take notes and answer 4 short answer comprehension questions as they read the selection.
Students explore South America. In this geography lesson, students research landmarks of historical or national significance and use their findings to create slideshows.
Young scholars visit sites to explore the history, wildlife, and geography of El Salvador. They play an interactive game of Concentration and watch a slide show that includes pie charts and bar graphs on Hispanic population in the United States.
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.
Learners complete a unit about the geography and culture of Mexico. They compare and contrast the weather of their own city and Mexico, read books about Mexico, count in Spanish, color in a flag of Mexico and the Mexican Coat of Arms, sing various songs, and make different recipes.
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. He is considered the founder of biogeography and the theory of the unity of nature, which plays a vital role in modern efforts to protect our habitat.
Students focus on the geography of the countries of South America. Using a map, they identify the European countries who claimed the South American countries and research the influences they had on South America. To end the lesson, they write an essay about the South American country they want to live in with supporting details.
The first part of this article by PBS on the Miss America pageants can be used in a health class when it's time to talk about body image. There are links to related articles. There are some great questions for discussion. There are ideas for some projects the class can do. This article provides a lot of food for thought.
Learners investigate the geography of North America by viewing and identifying places on a map.  In this U.S. Geography lesson, students view a PowerPoint slide show discussing the immigration to the U.S.A.  Learners define several vocabulary terms associated with the immigration to North America.
Seventh graders research the past and present policies in the United States regarding immigration. As a class, they read "Immigration Timeline" to examine the various groups who came to America for a better life. To end the lesson, they participate in a debate over the issue of bilingual education and whether it should be allowed in schools.
Second graders explore the construction of the Central Pacific Railroad. In this U.S. history lesson plan, 2nd graders discuss vocabulary and events that occurred in the 1860s pertaining to the construction of the Central Pacific Railroad. Students learn about Chinese laborers by listening to the book Coolies by Yin. An accordion book with a relevant timeline is created by each student.
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.
Students research geographic, historic, and cultural elements and traditions in North and South America. In this world cultures lesson plan, 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.