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Students discover the history of Northern Ireland using a powerpoint presentation in this lesson created for an Advanced Placement Human Geography class. This lesson does not include a Powerpoint presentation (Teachers would be responsible for collecting the information and created one).
Students are able to identify the causes and effects of erosion. They hypothesize ways to help curb erosion. Students are able to identify ways being used now to curb erosion. They are shown two different types of erosion, by putting some of the dirt in the box lid and some more in a paint tray.
Construct a personal journey time-line. First, learners explore the travels of Tweega, the giraffe, in the book Chee-Lin, A Giraffe's Journey by James Rumford. Then they compare and contrast regions in the story and reflect on their own life. Finally, they plot events on a time line. Note: Numerous excellent resource links are included.
High schoolers research the origins of Samba in Brazil using the internet. After defining new vocabulary, they locate the cities in Brazil using latitude and longitude which practice the Samba. In groups, they compare and contrast the different types of Latin American dances and music and write an essay to end the lesson plan.
Eleventh graders explore Canadian support for foreign aide. In groups, 11th graders discuss Canadian aide policies and express their opinion of each. Students brainstorm methods of contributing to developing nations. They complete worksheets and participate in games to recognize global citizenship responsibilities.
Third graders describe the physical and human geography of Los Angeles. Using the internet, they identify and locate features around the Adams region that have changed in the past 70 years. They use resources found in their school to discover the history of their community.
There is a difference between the physical and cultural features of a place, and yet one is always influenced by the other. Middle schoolers begin to consider the differences between each and how they interact with a series of scaffolded activities. They start by viewing several photographs in order to determine if their personal views of Europe are the same or different than what the images portray. They complete a T-chart, make inferences about the photos, and confirm the location of the photos on a map. This is an excellent resource with everything needed, just print to teach.
Here is a fascinating human geography study of the Zabbaleen. They are a sub-class of people who work as garbage collectors in Cairo, Egypt. I can't say enough good things about this resource in my limited space here. It is fabulous! If you are a secondary teacher looking to challenge and engage your students in a study of human geography, this instructional activity is for you! Worksheets, photographs, maps, and clearly written instructions for the activities are all present.
Explore Korean music by listening to the sounds of Korean instruments. Students will listen to two Korean songs and identify the instruments they hear, as well as the type of instruments they are (woodwind, string, or brass). They then compare the different sounds of instruments.
Where did the potato famine in the United States in the 1840s begin? After reading about the potato disease, young scientists will hypothesize about the type of disease and its origin. Then, using newspaper articles and other data, learners use latitude and longitude to map the instances of the disease, then analyze the data to try to trace its origin.