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Sixth graders examine the many challenges facing the nations of Latin America today. In this World Geography instructional activity, 6th graders analyze various documents that will help strengthen democracy. Students create a visual profile of different nations in Latin America.
Learners 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.
Elementary explorers study the geography of their own state and region. They create a three-dimensional map of their state, develop an atlas, read maps using longitude and latitude, and identify and analyze the five themes of geography. There are actually five lessons contained in this comprehensive resource, complete with reading references and handouts for your class.
Have your class do research on natural disasters and create a presentation using this resource. In completing this activity, learners apply the five geography themes to their research. They write a paper describing their results. It's a great way to provide a cross-curricular approach.
Students determine location by using longitude and latitude. They measure to the minute longitude and latitude of a place and select a body of land and determine its location. They approximate time zones by using every 15 degrees of longitudinal change to represent 1 hr.
Go on an electronic field trip. Discover Spanish-speaking countries through Internet exploration. Students participate in a whole group discussion to general knowledge about the location, cultural background, independence and current affairs of the countries encountered.
Learners examine the geography, politics and history of their local town of New Haven, Connecticut. Using the internet, they explore the neighbors of New Haven and write directions from their house to school. In groups, they research recent information about the city from the cities website and share what they have gathered. To end the lesson, they build a model of the city and its physical characteristics.
Designed for use with a poem that is not included, this graphic organizer is called the Mayan Step Pyramid. On the top, readers describe the topic. On the left, they define the topic, and on the right, they brainstorm characteristics. Then, on the bottom of the pyramid, they write other important details they encounter while reading or discussing the topic.