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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.
Teaching kids how to use reference material can be fun! After a brief discussion on the type of information and ways to use an Atlas, learners go on an Atlas scavenger hunt. They break into teams and try to find as many items listed on the worksheet in the shortest amount of time.
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 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. 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.
Young scholars 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.