Major Cities of South America Teacher Resources

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Middle schoolers explore South America. For this geography lesson, students research landmarks of historical or national significance and use their findings to create slideshows.
Students explore South America. In this South American lesson, students use their geography skills to create population, terrain, biomes/vegetation, and major exports maps. Students present their finished maps to their classmates and discuss how maps allow users to learn about places.
Students identify conditions in Europe that relate to the independence movements in South America and list reasons why President Monroe gave for recognizing the independence movement in South America.
Sixth graders explore the geography and environment of South America. In this South America lesson, 6th graders investigate the Amazon Rainforest. Students discover the importance of this natural resource and generate predictions about the outcome of this ecosystem.
Sixth graders study geography. In this map making lesson, 6th graders examine the regions of South America. They use Google Earth as a resource to independently draw their own map of South America. This lesson includes resource links for teachers and students.
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.
Seventh graders create an overlay map of South America. They show the relationships between population, landforms and economies with their maps.
Student's identify geographic features of a South American map. They use the scale of the map to calculate distances between points. They identify examples of the five geographic themes on the map of South America.
In this online interactive geography quiz worksheet, students respond to 12 identification questions about the capital cities of South America. Students have 4 minutes to complete the quiz. 
Young scholars 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. Young scholars work in groups to create a video box about one Central American country.
Students research South American to prepare a PowerPoint presentation about its culture, traditions, and societies. In this South American research lesson, students research South American based on their export products to create a PowerPoint presentation for a classmate who is moving there. Students highlight the culture, traditions, and societies of the continent.
Learners visit the Locator Booth exhibit in Xpedition Hall and consider conditions to find places' positions. They see how human and physical factors define eight South American hot spots.
In this South America learning exercise, students learn about the history and development of Spanish-speaking South America. Students utilize a graphic organizer and answer several questions based on their reading.
In this geography learning exercise, students complete a crossword puzzle related to the countries, capitals, bodies of water, and populations of South America. They use the 23 clues given to solve the puzzle.
Young scholars examine data regarding subduction zone plate tectonics. They analyze data tables on plate boundaries on the west coast of South America, and construct a 3-D model of the events in that region.
Students identify The United States, North America, and South America on a world map. They discuss how the people of South America live and describe the geography of the land.
Students use maps to locate and label the major rivers of North and South America. Using the internet, they identify forests, grasslands, mountain ranges and other landforms on the continents as well. They compare and contrast the lengths of the Amazon, Mississippi and other river systems.
Second graders explore information about South America and choose a country to study. They explore culture, food, geography, clothing, language, and recreation of their country. Students visualize their learning by developing a slide show in KidPix.
Third graders research the interdependence of communities within different countries. In this community lesson, 3rd graders create a new community from a preselected country in South America. Students use the findings from their research about their country to develop their unique community. Throughout the week, outside forces will effect their made up scenario and the groups will need to decide how their community will deal with their situations.
The history of the Latin American revolutions - and the philosophies behind them - is the focus of this comprehensive presentation. From the theories of the European Enlightenment, to the Revolutionary Wars of America and France, Latin America had a plethora of sources from which to be inspired. The slides mostly focus on the revolts of  Toussaint L'Ouveture, Simon Bolivar, and Pancho Villa, and detail the global aftermath of their legacies.