Geography of Central America Teacher Resources
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The City of New Haven
Young scholars 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.
Sino Cuisine: The Art of Chinese
Students explore traditional Chinese foods. For this world geography lesson, students explore the geographical, historical, and philosophical relationships of cuisine in China to prepare and present a food dish.
AIH-14: Changes to American Indian Cultures
Students explore American Indian cultures and changes caused by European exploration in North America.
In the Spirit of...
Learners examine geography, belief systems, art forms, and aesthetic values of peoples in the Western Hemisphere. They research and create ceremonial, theatrical, death and festival masks. This is a pre-visit lesson plan.
The Greatest Educational Change America Has Ever Seen
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-activity unit. The culture, unique heritage, and geography of the individual states are probed.
Central And South America And Their Ancient Civilizations
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.
Geography Graphic Organizer
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.
Latin America Landforms and Resources
In this Latin America worksheet, students complete a graphic organizer while reading several passages, then answer five comprehension questions.
The Cultural Geography of Australia, Oceania, and Antarctica
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.
Climate and Vegetation in Latin America
In this climate and vegetation worksheet, students complete a graphic organizer as they read several passages. They then answer four comprehension questions.
Cacao Tree Geography
Students use a map to learn about where chocolate comes from. In this lesson on the cacao tree, students locate various regions where the cacao tree grows. They will discuss why the cacao tree grows more favorably in particular climates and what regions of the globe produce the most chocolate.
Countries of South America
Young scholars 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.
The first part of this article by PBS on the Miss America pageants can be used in a health class when it's time to talk about body image. There are links to related articles. There are some great questions for discussion. There are ideas for some projects the class can do. This article provides a lot of food for thought.
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.
World Geography: Global Interdependence
Students are able to discuss the theory of climate change. They identify examples of how climate change impacts the earth's geo-spheres. Students are able to use the example of climate change to describe the interdependence of the earth's four geo-spheres.
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 lesson, they participate in a debate over the issue of bilingual education and whether it should be allowed in schools.
Fourth graders explore geography of four distinct regions of California: mountains, coast, central valley, and desert. They locate California on map, identify state's boundaries and borders, and explore agriculture, a major economic feature of California.
All Aboard- Central Pacific Railroad
Second graders explore the construction of the Central Pacific Railroad. In this U.S. history instructional activity, 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. An accordion book with a relevant timeline is created by each student.
America's First People
Eighth graders discover the origins of the first Americans. In this migration lesson, 8th graders read 3 articles regarding theories about human migration to North America. Students create wordsplash projects on the Pleistocene epoch and write essays about the articles they read.
New! 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. By including the extension activity, learners are able to become ambassadors of the countries they research, helping others to gain a better understanding of the political and economic issues affecting the regions.