Major Cities of South America Teacher Resources
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Where is the Water?
Learners explore freshwater ecosystems. In this geography lesson, students brainstorm all the lakes and rivers they know then mark them on a map. Learners will then mark all the major freshwater resources on each of the seven continents, maps are provided in this lesson.
Geographic Regions of the United States
Students investigate the physical regions of America by analyzing images. In this U.S. Geography lesson, students read poetry about America and associate the words with a specific area or region of the U.S. Students view a group of photographs and sort them by geographic region, analyzing each image for clues.
Students share what they know about the daily life of the pioneers who settled on the Great Plains. They describe what characteristics modern-day explorers might have in common with people of America's frontier era.
Extinct Animals Of The Louisiana Purchase
Students investigate two extinct species of birds that existed during the time of the Louisiana Purchase in Arkansas. They conduct research to describe the characteristics of the bird and look for the causes for its eventual extinction.
A map depicts all four of Earth's hemispheres and a compass rose. Young geographers answer six questions about which hemispheres different continents and cities are located. This serves as a simple accompaniment to your lesson on the hemispheres.
The Slave Trade
Students discuss the history of trading slaves. In this history lesson, students read about slave trade and discuss it. They work in groups and use the NoteFolio.
Students discuss the history of humans. In this human history lesson, students describe how the placement of the continents changed and where the humans began and traveled to. They discuss interaction with Neanderthals and dogs.
The Fall of the Roman Empire and the Armenian Tragedy of 1915
Students examine the fall of the Roman Empire and the Armenian tragedy. For this world history lesson, students read handouts about both world history events and create presentations that feature the events.
Henry Hudson: 400th Anniversary of Discovery
Commemorate the discovery made by Henry Hudson and delve into the Age of Exploration.
Integrating Anime and Manga into an Art of Motion Picture Course
Learners examine the art of Anime and note its characteristics. Using scenes, they identify the plots, characters and themes trying to be portrayed. In groups, they compare and contrast the animation in America to that of Anime and practice drawing their own Anime scenes.
Secession and the Civil War, 1861-1865
Students discuss the events and philosophies that led to Texas Secession and the role South Texas played in the Civil War. Then further research is done to give students more knowledge of the time.
Young scholars explain why carnivals and Mardi Gras became a famous celebration. They reproduce some of the traditions and customs related to Mardi Gras. They write a persuasive paper on why or why not we should continue to celebrate Mardi Gras.
Ramadan (Islamic Holiday)
Students recognize that different groups of people have celebrations unique to them. They identify countries on a map where Islam is a dominant religion. They demonstrate their understanding of fasting and abstinence.
From the Farm to Your Table: Where Does Our Food Come From?
Young scholars discover where the food they eat comes from. Using maps, they identify the agricultural areas of the United States and the products that are grown in each area. Using the internet, they research how food gets to America from other countries. To end the lesson, they analyze how food additives and pollution affect the food supply.
The Western Hemisphere on Review
Sixth graders research a country in the Western Hemisphere. They write a research paper and present a five-minute presentation on the country. They use PowerPoint to give their presentations to the class.
A Virtual Tour of Brazil
Fifth graders create a class virtual travel brochure. Roles include: researchers who find information using Web sites chosen by the teacher, a recorder who sets down the information found by the researchers, illustrators who locate online photos, or create illustrations researched by the group, reporters who share the information with the class in oral and written reports, and web designers who place the textual information and graphics onto a site for the virtual brochure.
How Cultures Differ - Two Different Perspectives on the Same Even
Students explore the effects of culture through the story Running by Peter Hessler. In this geography and cultural lesson, students act as newspaper reporters covering the story of the race. Students write newspaper articles as reporters from either America or China.
In this online interactive history worksheet, students respond to 50 multiple choice questions about European history between 1815 and 1848. Students may submit their answers to be scored.
The Tennessee River: The Tie That Binds
Seventh graders examine the Tennessee River to see why it is still a major transportation artery in lieu of the age of modern transportation such as interstate highways, air cargo, and elaborate railway systems.
Texas, Our Texas
Students explore U.S. geography by completing a coloring activity in class. In this Texas history lesson plan, students utilize the web to locate Texas on a map of the U.S. Students view a PowerPoint presentation which showcases the state symbols of Texas and state song.