Major Cities of South America Teacher Resources
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Tour Of South America
Young scholars explore South America. For this geography lesson, students research landmarks of historical or national significance and use their findings to create slideshows.
Mapping South America
Middle schoolers explore South America. In this South American lesson, students use their geography skills to create population, terrain, biomes/vegetation, and major exports maps. Middle schoolers present their finished maps to their classmates and discuss how maps allow users to learn about places.
The Monroe Doctrine: President Monroe and the Independence Movement in South America
High schoolers 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.
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.
South America Layered
Seventh graders create an overlay map of South America. They show the relationships between population, landforms and economies with their maps.
Geography of South America
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.
South American Capitals Quiz
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.
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. Students work in groups to create a video box about one Central American country.
Real Evidence of a Subducting Plate
Students 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.
Exploring South America
Students research South American to prepare a PowerPoint presentation about its culture, traditions, and societies. In this South American research instructional activity, 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.
Locator Booth: Mapping South America
Students 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.
Spanish-Speaking South America
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.
Two Ancient Cities
Learners review basic facts about two ancient American civilizations: the Inca and the Maya. Then they compare two ancient cities from these civilizations: Machu Picchu, of the Inca Empire, and Chichén Itzá, of the Maya.
Revolutions in Latin America (19c - Early 20c)
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.
The Land of the Inca
Pupils 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.
Rivers, Maps, and Math
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.
People in the World-Brazil
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.
South America Puzzle
In this geography worksheet, 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.
South American Quiz 2
In this South American worksheet, students complete short answer questions about the history and geography about South America. Students answer 10 short answer questions.
A City Lost and Found
Students hypothesize about the origins of the Incan lost city of Machu Picchu. They examine archaeological methodologies used by researchers to piece together the history of the site and create an audio tour of the location for visitors to the ruins.