Geography of Central America Teacher Resources
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Coming to America
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.
5th - 8th Language Arts 23 Views 19 Downloads
Mapping the Spread of HIV/AIDS
Where is HIV/AIDS most prevalent and what are the current trends regarding HIV? Have groups work together to map the world's HIV/AIDS rates, then create a class map with all the data. Lesson includes cross-disciplinary concepts including world geography, economics, and science.
7th - 12th Science 26 Views 19 Downloads
Bank Loans Money to Start Businesses
After locating Latin American countries on a world map, children read about how microbanks are loaning money to help start small businesses. Involving both current events and economics, the teacher introduces the article with a map activity and vocabulary challenge.
4th - 6th Social Studies & History 7 Views 78 Downloads
From Sea to Shining Sea
Students discover United States geography by completing a graph. In this agriculture lesson, students read assigned text regarding the food production of individual states in the country and their economic impact. Students complete a graph which displays the top five commodities in the U.
4th - 9th Science 21 Views 103 Downloads
Two Legends And A Folktale
Participate in a number of different types of lesson provided in this curriculum framework for teaching. The goal of the units is to introduce Latin American culture into different schools across the United States. Each unit is standards based and includes activities and assessment guidelines.
2nd Social Studies & History 9 Views 96 Downloads
The United States and Canada: Climate and Vegetation
Display U.S. and Canadian climate and vegetation through this text-companion learning exercise. Learners read about the geography of these regions, take notes, and answer 3 comprehension questions as they read the selection. A graphic organizer is provided for notes, however it seems students may be expected to copy it into a notebook, since it is quite small.
7th - 10th Social Studies & History 28 Views 188 Downloads
New Review Saving the Wild: Conservation Around the World
Enhance your unit on conservation, ecosystems, or migration with a series of lessons about ways to save the wild around the world. Kids research types of conservation, such as recycling, and use their geography skills to map the disappearing wetlands and migration route of gray whales.
6th - 8th Science 19 Views 4 Downloads
Countries of South America
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.
6th - 8th Social Studies & History 29 Views 184 Downloads
The Role of Maps In the Colonization of North America
Students 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. Students define several vocabulary terms associated with the immigration to North America.
3rd - 5th Visual & Performing Arts 24 Views 80 Downloads
America's Future Culture
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 instructional activity, they participate in a debate over the issue of bilingual education and whether it should be allowed in schools.
7th Social Studies & History 3 Views 16 Downloads
All Aboard- Central Pacific Railroad
Second graders explore the construction of the Central Pacific Railroad. In this U.S. history lesson, 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.
2nd Visual & Performing Arts 3 Views 6 Downloads
Immigration: Another Perspective
Learners research the geography and history of immigration and then take a look at current immigration issues. They prepare biographies, conduct interviews, view films, sample foods, prepare an oral presentation, complete worksheets and take notes in a target foreign language.
8th - 12th Social Studies & History 20 Views 54 Downloads
Arkansas is Our State: Differentiating Between a State and a Country
An ambitious geography instructional activity is geared toward kindergartners. They discover what the differences are between states and countries. They look at maps of Arkansas, and learn what the shapes and lines mean. Additionally, they create a State of Arkansas necklace to finish things up.
K Social Studies & History 6 Views 9 Downloads
Life in a Hurricane Zone
Students research the effects of living in a hurricane zone. In this hurricane zone lesson, students research the impact of natural disasters on humans and the environment, and write a press release describing the devastation of Hurricane Georges in the Dominican Republic.
6th - 12th Science 16 Views 41 Downloads
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4th - 12th 21st Century Skills 8 Views 2 Downloads