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Geography of Oil Drilling in the Gulf of Mexico
Prior to class, individuals visit the Department of Energy website to examine the process of refining oil. After discussing what they learned, they find the Gulf of Mexico on a richly illustrated map that specifically indicates where offshore drilling has taken place. The lesson does not occupy a lot of time, but the visuals are impacting and can move learners toward becoming responsible citizens in the future.
Let's Go To Mexico
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.
Spotlight on Mexico
In this Mexico worksheet, students research different questions about Mexico. Students use the internet or books to research 20 questions about Mexico.
A Visit to Mexico City: An Introduction to World Communities
Third graders complete a variety of activities as they take an imaginary trip to Mexico City, complete with passports, maps, and Spanish dictionaries. They write postcards to send home and create items to sell at the market. The unit culminates with a fiesta.
Sea Turtles and the Gulf of Mexico Oil Spill
There are seven species of sea turtles, five of which live in the Gulf of Mexico. Young scientists learn about each and then examine the impact of the Deepwater Horizon (BP) oil spill on the populations. A video, Internet links to sea turtle information pages, handouts, and all the support you need make this a top-notch resource for your life science, biology, or environmental science classes.
Test Your Research Skills - Spotlight on Mexico
In this research skills worksheet, students use the internet or the library to answer questions about Mexico. Twenty questions include multiple choice and short answer. Answers are provided.
Let's Travel to Mexico!
Students investigate and explore information about Mexico. They listen to a story, view an Internet video, write a page for a class book, and play an online Spanish word concentration game.
The Aztecs? Mighty Warriors of Mexico
Upper elementary learners identify the Aztecs as the builders of a great city and rich civilization in what is now Mexico. They locate the Aztec Empire and its capital on a map and place the Aztecs in the chronology of American history. After describing several aspects of Aztec culture, they tell the legend of the founding of the capital city of Tenochtitlan and describe the way the city looked at its peak.
Celebrate La Posada in Mexico!
Students locate and identify Mexico on a world map. They develop an understanding of celebrating La Posada in Mexico as they listen to a story about the tradition of La Posada. They create a representation of a pointsettia. They act out the journey of La Posada.
Geograophy of Mexico And Central America
Students create a chart comparing the terrain, climate, economy, environmental issues and natural disasters for Mexico and the Central American countries. They view and discuss a video on the region then compile research on the internet.
The Mother Culture of Mexico: The Olmecs
Sixth graders study the Olmec civilization. They develop a map of Mexico and a map of the area of the Olmec civilization. They research Olmec art, religion, and architecture. They construct Olmec symbols including giant heads, altars, and sculptures.
All About Nicknames: New Mexico quarter reverse
Most of the states in the union have a nickname. Using the New Mexico state quarter as an example, pupils try to figure out why particular states have particular nicknames. They think about all the reasons New Mexico might be called "Land of Enchantment." Worksheets, procedure, and web links are all included.
Mexico: Culture, Language, and History
Study the culture, language, and history of Mexico in this collection of lessons. Create maps of Mexico's geography, study Spanish language phrases, and create a fiesta, along with a Mexican Marketplace scene.
The Spanish Conquest of Mexico and the Role of La Llorona
Students study the conquest of Mexico and the role of La Llorona. They review the geographical locations of the Aztec civilization and present day Mexico. They compare and contrast an Aztec city and a Spanish city. They create a timeline of Spanish conquest, including Dona Marina's role. They research her life and simulate a trial.
Travel to Mexico
Students explore the concept of Mexico. In this Mexico lesson plan, students identify information about Mexico and locate it on a map. Students also match simple Spanish words to pictures and write about the information they learned.
Life of a student in Mexico
Students investigate the lives of students who live in Mexico. This done through research in order to compare it to the United States. They review vocabulary, create venn diagrams and complete other activities to enrich cultural knowledge and enrich communication skills in Spanish.
The United States/Mexico Border
Students research daily life, industries, and the political situation along the United States/Mexico border. They conduct research to research what it might be like to live at the border and the controversies surround US government policies.
Celebrate La Posada in Mexico!
Young scholars celebrate La Posada. In this culture lesson, students explore this Mexican holiday by reenacting the journey of Joseph and Mary to find shelter before the birth of Jesus. Young scholars locate Mexico on a map and make a poinsettia art project.
Mexico Lesson: Sea Turtles
Learners discuss the topic of ecotourism in Mexico. They discover what projects are underway to protect the sea turtles. They work together in groups to develop their own ecotourist destinations.
Excursions in Mexico
Learners conduct Internet research on excursions in Mexico. They answer questions about places in Mexico, plan an excursion, and prepare a creative project in Spanish.