Major Cities of South America Teacher Resources

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For this blank outline map worksheet, students explore the political boundaries of South America and the nations there. This map may be used in a variety of classroom activities. The location of the capital cities are denoted with stars.
Fifth graders carefully analyze the artwork, Les Emigrants, and explore the reasons that people emigrated to the United States, and what life was like for new arrivals. They discuss what things immigrants were able to bring with them and what they had to leave behind. Students write a newspaper article on life as an immigrant during the time period portrayed.
Students research the life of a powerful woman of the Maya Empire. They analyze the role of women in Maya society and compare them to powerful women of today in an essay.
Sixth graders create a map of Central America including major cities, countries, and landforms. In this Central America lesson plan, 6th graders use Google Earth to examine a map of the region and its countries.
In this online interactive geography quiz worksheet, students examine the chart that includes details about 30 world landmarks. Students identify the names of the cities where the landmarks are located in 4 minutes.
A great way to prepare learners for that annual state exam is with a review session. You can use all or only some of these questions to quiz kids on various aspects of colonial America, the Columbian Exchange, and the Revolutionary War. There are 51 questions total, some with answers and some without.
Young scholars discuss the pre-reading focus questions. In this reading instructional activity, students discuss and explore the book cover and title. Young scholars predict what they will learn from this book. Additionally, students read to find out what life is like for a family that has moved to the United States.
Ninth graders demonstrate an understanding of how the explorers treated Native Americans during their conquests.  In this World History lesson, 9th graders read and evaluate primary source documents.  Students create a museum exhibit on a specific topic. 
Students explain the concept of culture and identify the components of a culture. They describe the characteristics of selected immigrant groups and the conditions they faced upon arrival in the United States. Students analyze the cultural political and geographical diversity found in Latin America.
After locating Latin American countries on a world map, children read about how microbanks are loaning money to help start small businesses. Involving both current events and economics, the teacher introduces the article with a map activity and vocabulary challenge. The class reads the news article and participate in a think-pair-share discussion. The lesson includes interdisciplinary follow-up activities.
Students express their opinion on issues related to Central America. After reading an article, they discuss the relations between the Presidents of Mexico and the United States. Using the internet, they research a part of the party they are interested in and create propaganda posters highlighting a major concern.
Students reflect on bird migrations and develop a project to collect data on bird species from across North America to further investigate the ranges and migrations of common birds. They create a field guide of North American birds.
Students investigate various methods of mummification practiced in cultures around the world and present their findings in 'televised' news reports.
Ninth graders explore the World Cup in Africa. In this South African lesson, 9th graders read an article and answer guided reading questions. Students complete a quiz on their reading.
In this English worksheet, learners read "Map Shows the Chinese Discovered America," and then respond to 47 fill in the blank, 7 short answer, 20 matching, and 8 true or false questions about the selection.
Students discover the significance of similarities and contrasts of three separate cultures of the United States through music. They take out maps and trace the expedition of the Spanish along the coasts of Mexico and North and South America and the Caribbean Islands.
Students identify at least one country where the Spanish language is spoken, describe similarities and differences between Spanish, Mexican, and Puerto Rican families, and practice speaking the Spanish words for several family members.
Students examine how the Inca communicated over large distances. They locate the Inca Empire on a map, define key vocabulary terms, play the game, 'telephone,' and create a quipu to show the year they were born.
Teaching kids how to use reference material can be fun! After a brief discussion on the type of information and ways to use an Atlas, learners go on an Atlas scavenger hunt. They break into teams and try to find as many items listed on the worksheet in the shortest amount of time. 
Students are able to use the Internet to conduct research. They research Mexican culture and traditions. Students compare and contrast Mexican and U.S. food and clothing. They convert United States currency to Mexican pesos. Students create a travel brochure about Mexico and present an oral report from gathered research.