Major Cities of South America Teacher Resources

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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.
In this geography words and maps worksheet, students examine maps of North and South America. Students respond to 12 multiple choice questions regarding the maps.
This worksheet uses maps of South America and Canada to combine basic geography vocabulary and using prepositions. Students use the maps to answer questions about the locations of various countries on the two maps. This would be a good worksheet to use with ELL learners after a lesson on propositions of location.
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.
Fourth graders become familiar with the explorations of Hernando DeSoto. In this DeSoto lesson, 4th graders recognize the routes and territories of DeSoto's explorations. Students use primary and secondary sources and research to answer questions, create a diorama and complete worksheets on DeSoto's exploration in South Carolina.
Students create a video box about a Central American country. In this world history lesson, student research Central America and pick a country they want to investigate. They work in groups to create a video box that shows images about this country to share with the class. 
While cities had only a small fraction of the population in colonial America, they played a significant role in pre-revolutionary years, and this was certainly true for the largest city in the North American colonies: Philadelphia. Your learners will begin by considering how a city is like an organism, adding to T-charts that list what the main intakes, internal processes, and outputs of a city are and how they are performed. They will then familiarize themselves with the main elements of a city map and "take a walk" through eighteenth century Philadelphia, reading a narrative filled with sensory imagery and valuable historical information.
High schoolers 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.
Eighth graders examine the reasons for the growth of cities in North American. Using the internet, they research the causes and effects of the Industrial Revolution and determine if the growth of cities is a sign of progress. They analyze the idea of Manifest Destiny and the machines that changed society in a political and personal way.
Eleventh graders examine the political reform movement in South Carolina spearheaded by "Pitchfork" Ben Tillman. In this South Carolina history lesson, 11th graders examine primary and secondary sources regarding Tillman and his vision. Students take tests over the material.
Students take a virtual trip on the Xpeditions Express through Europe to the cities of London, Paris, Innsbruck, Venice, Budapest, and Istanbul. They select the cities they would most like to visit.
Third graders "travel" from Europe to North America as Columbus did. They organize the information into chronoglogical order.
Young scholars examine the role of women in Mesoamerica. They watch segments of the Discovery video "Mesoamerica: The History of Central America". After conducting further research pertaining to specific Mayan women, they write essays based on their findings.
Middle schoolers 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.
Students consider how to strengthen democratic principles in Latin America. In this government systems lesson plan, students explore the challenges to democratic forms of government in Latin America as they examine primary sources. Students conduct research regarding 3 Latin American nations and create profiles for the nations that feature facts about the nations and the work being done in the nation to promote democracy.
Sixth graders examine the many challenges facing the nations of Latin America today.  In this World Geography lesson plan, 6th graders analyze various documents that will help strengthen democracy.  Students create a visual profile of different nations in Latin America.
Third graders research the interdependence of communities within different countries. For 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.
Seventh graders observe and discuss an overhead transparency map of South Asia. In small groups, they label a blank map of South Asia, and listen to a lecture on the realm.
Showcase the religion, conflicts, daily life, and politics of Colonial North America. A very well-done presentation highlights all the major colonial groups, social norms, demographics, and political struggles of the time. Perfect for an independent work station, and great for note taking or for added interest during lecture.
Learners interpret historical evidence presented in primary resources. In this colonial America lesson, students examine the relationships between Native American women and European women who encountered one another in the new colonies.