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Students read an article about the problem of starvation in Latin America with a focus on Honduras. As a class, they discuss the importance of education and how it can bring people out of poverty. They role-play the role of advisors to the Honduran government in how to put into place their plan to have people stop eating garbage for their main food source.
Students explore an ancient Mayan city. In this world history instructional activity, students watch a video about the ancient Mayan civilization, discussing information prior to and after watching the video. Students then come to understand more about the Mayan culture by conducting both text and Internet-based research.
Students determine the size and amount of materials needed to build a small snowball stand at their school. They use a design from Honduras that is written in Spanish. They must translate the directions and covert the measurements using a Spanish/English vocabulary transition list.
Students investigate the needs in emerging nations. In this emerging nations lesson, students research the conditions for needs in the given countries. Students are assigned to the country groups of Honduras, Nigeria, Bosnia, Cambodia, and Kazakhstan. Students research the social, political, and economic needs. Students write a summary about their findings, complete research templates, locate their assigned country on a world map, and discuss the countries geographic features.
Students read a story called Scientists Discover Oldest Mayan Mural and answer vocabulary and comprehension questions about it. In this current events Mayan mural lesson plan, students respond to literature by answering questions, recalling details, sharing facts, researching locations of maps, investigating symbols/hieroglyphics associated with the ancient Mayan language, and explore history on various websites.
Here is a wonderful series of lessons designed to introduce learners to the variety of renewable, clean energy sources used by people all over the world. Geothermal energy is the resource focused on. This particular sources of energy happens to be readily-available in many developing countries. These lessons produced by Hemispheres are among the best geography lessons I've yet come across. Highly recommended!
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!
Study this 2008 calendar for the month of September to get a better idea of days of the week and Spanish dates. The first set of questions asks scholars to reference the calendar to answer the questions, and the second set just requires the learner to write the dates of common holidays like Christmas Eve and the Fourth of July.
To break down complex themes, discuss a sense of self, and learn a bit about Mayan culture, learners start through art analysis. They analyze a Mayan incense burner, discuss themes, and then write a short story that includes themes from discussion. Great pictures and a full two-day procedure make for a very nice lesson.
There is one activity that is great for quelling the curious mind, research! Indulge your students by getting them into active research in a fun and thoughtful way. They'll choose a research topicand three detail or subtopic cards from the color-coded pile and then set to work. A graphic organizer, note sheet, and instructions are all laid out; all you have to do is push print.