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Here are a series of lessons on the Mayan, Aztec, and Incan civilizations. This incredible, 15-lesson unit would be perfect for any fifth grade study on these important civilizations. Learners focus on the complex nature of the cultures, how their belief systems affected their actions, how the societies found and utilized their resources, and how geography impacted each society's day-to-day life. An excellent educational resource!
Fifth graders get together with first graders in this collaborative series of lessons on Meso-American civilizations. In them, learners utilize a variety of reference resources and presentation tools. The highlight of the lessons is the "How To" video that the students create together. The videos demonstrate how the Aztec, Inca, or Mayan cultures performed a certain task, ceremony, or celebration. An outstanding educational resource!
A wonderful series of lessons on the Spanish exploration of North America. Learners study who the Spanish came into contact with, and the influences they had on those people and the land. Through the use of technology, real-life applications, aerial drawings, and studying Native American art, pupils should develop a good understanding of these explorations and the results.
The Maya created amazing stone carvings and sculptures, but what were they for? Kids analyze the significance and purpose of a Maya stela and then write a creative piece. They imagine they are the stela, and write a story about what life as a limestone, and then as a carved stela was like. A great writing prompt that includes art history and research!
Students 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.
Students 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.
The best part about teaching guides is all the great information you can use to inform your class. They infer what type of boundary exists between two tectonic plates. Then, using given information on earthquakes and volcanism they'll determine if their guesses are correct.
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.
Sixth graders study the geography of the Caribbean Islands. In this Caribbean geography lesson, 6th graders use maps and atlases to find certain locations in the Caribbean. Students practice using different types of maps, using latitude and longitude coordinates, and gain experience with cartography.
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.
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.