Geography of Central America Teacher Resources
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Middle schoolers explore South America. For this geography lesson, students research landmarks of historical or national significance and use their findings to create slideshows.
Middle schoolers investigate the history and culture of selected countries in North and South America. They explain how the cultural traditions in these countries affected the development of nonprofit organizations and stewardship. They describe and locate nations in North and South America, their cultures and communities.
In this global history and geography standardized test practice worksheet, students respond to 50 multiple choice, 1 essay, and 15 short answer questions that require them to review their knowledge of world history and geography.
In this geography skills learning exercise, 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.
In this global history and geography standardized test practice worksheet, young scholars respond to 50 multiple choice, 1 essay, and 15 short answer questions that require them to review their knowledge of world history and geography.
Eleventh graders examine how the geography of St. Lucia affects its economy. They draw a mental image of St. Lucia and its location in relation to other places. They examine images of the island and read about its banana crops before discussing the article as a class. Using the attached T-chart and images they determine the true picture of the island geography and it's economy.
In this early 20th century America worksheet, 8th graders read the provided pages about America's growth as an empire and then respond to 4 short answer, critical thinking and main idea questions.
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, 6th graders analyze various documents that will help strengthen democracy. Students create a visual profile of different nations in Latin America.
Young scholars consider how to strengthen democratic principles in Latin America. In this government systems lesson, students explore the challenges to democratic forms of government in Latin America as they examine primary sources. Young scholars 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.
Fifth graders listen to lectures on the ancient civilizations of the Aztecs, Incas and Mayans. They construct a mask base and then decorate it in thirds with symbols meaningful to each of the three cultures being studied.
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 learning exercise, 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.
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Through this set of three lessons about Ellis Island, class members will learn about why immigrants came to the United States, find out about the difficulties that went along with coming to America, become familiar with the immigration process, and prepare oral histories of their own families or ancestors of another adult. Pair these informational lessons with The Orphan of Ellis Island by Elvira Woodruff for a cross-curricular unit.
In this Latin America instructional activity, learners complete a graphic organizer while reading several passages, then answer five comprehension questions.
Students use information from the Australian Department of Immigration and Multicultural Affairs Web site to explore multiculturalism and immigration in Australia. They create graphs and charts from immigration data.
In this climate and vegetation worksheet, students complete a graphic organizer as they read several passages. They then answer four comprehension questions.
Young scholars connect the symbols from the design of the United States Mint Fifty State Quarters Program to our country's history in this five-lesson unit. The culture, unique heritage, and geography of the individual states are probed.
Students explain the concept of culture and identify the components of a culture. They describe the characteristics of selected immigrant groups and the conditions they faced upon arrival in the United States. Students analyze the cultural political and geographical diversity found in Latin America.