Geography of Central America Teacher Resources
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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 32 Views 188 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
Natural Disasters and the Five Themes of Geography
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.
7th - 8th Social Studies & History 65 Views 189 Downloads
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.
7th - 12th Social Studies & History 15 Views 81 Downloads
Central America: Video Boxes
Students view a globe or world map and identify North and South America. They discuss locations of the United States, Mexico, and Canada. Students discuss where they think Central America is located. They identify the five countries that make up this area.
1st - 3rd Social Studies & History 6 Views 14 Downloads
Second graders investigate the geography, agriculture, and the climate of Panama using the book "Conejito." They listen to a lecture about Panama, listen to the story, and answer story comprehension questions. Students also complete a word search, and alphabetize tropical fruits of Panama on a worksheet.
2nd Language Arts 4 Views 7 Downloads
Crowley's Ridge: An Upland in the Lowlands
This clever activity combines elements of geography, art, literature, and storytelling. Pupils take a close look at the six geographical regions of Arkansas, and pay close attention to Crowley's Ridge - which is one of the six. In groups, students create paper quilts that depict plants and animals that were important to early settlers, and sketches of the Crowley's Ridge landscape.
4th - 6th Visual & Performing Arts 3 Views 12 Downloads
Antebellum Revivalism and Reform
A gold mine for American history teachers, this presentation cascades through the middle of the 19th century with the central themes of moral and social reform. Between the blossoming Mormon church, the tightening of the Temperance Movement, the uprising of Women's Rights, and the downfall of American slavery, this period in history is full of the moments that would later define the world in which your students currently reside.
8th - 11th Social Studies & History 20 Views 56 Downloads
Determining Main Idea Using Text and Illustrations: Accessing Books Around the World
Ease into informational text with the lesson suggested here. Part of a unit series, the lesson draws from previous lessons and acts as a natural moment to add in informational text. Class members read one section of My Librarian is a Camel by Margriet Ruurs and determine the main idea of that section.
3rd Language Arts 105 Views 195 Downloads CCSS: Designed
Strengthening Democracy in Latin America
Sixth graders examine the many challenges facing the nations of Latin America today. In this World Geography lesson, 6th graders analyze various documents that will help strengthen democracy. Students create a visual profile of different nations in Latin America.
6th Social Studies & History 9 Views 31 Downloads
The Hispanic World
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.
6th - 10th Languages 11 Views 68 Downloads
The Biggest Plates on Earth
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.
5th - 6th Science 77 Views 357 Downloads
During this game, kids become migratory shorebirds and fly among wintering, nesting, and stopover habitats. If they do not arrive at a suitable habitat on time, they do not survive. Catastrophic events are periodically introduced that may also affect an individual's survival.
2nd - 6th Science 12 Views 9 Downloads
The Crash Scene
Fifth graders explore geography by participating in a mapping activity. In this engineering lesson, 5th graders identify the differences between latitude and longitude and practice locating precise points on a globe or map. Students measure distance, area and scale while analyzing their maps in class.
5th Math 3 Views 14 Downloads
Central America and the Caribbean
For this geography worksheet, middle schoolers use the chart to compare the history and culture of Central America and the Caribbean. Students also identify main ideas and display mapping and graphing skills as they answer 2 questions pertaining to information found in their textbooks.
6th - 8th Social Studies & History 7 Views 74 Downloads
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 24 Views 20 Downloads