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Students explore the implications of the "Great Enterprise." For this Panama Canal lesson, students listen to their instructor present a lecture regarding President Teddy Roosevelt and Panama Canal. Students respond to discussion questions regarding the lecture and then conduct research regarding other significant American events.
Here is a terrific series of lessons which detail America's rise to becoming a world power. Seventh graders create a newspaper that chronicles the important events during this time period. The papers contain information about the expansion of the US Navy, the annexation of Hawaii, the Spanish-American War, and the building of the Panama Canal. This impressive plan has everything you need for successful implementation.
Students investigate a way to sail a boat around the world without touching land while learning about the Panama Canal. In this Panama Canal lesson plan, students learn about the relationship of socio-political continents and how the geography of the world has affected the world order.
Third graders read the story "Conejito" and write a descriptive story about the rainforest in Panama. They answer story comprehension questions, complete worksheet questions about a map of Panama, and rewrite a paragraph changing the bold type words to have the opposite meaning. Students make tropical fruit salad as a culminating activity.
Second graders investigate the geography, agriculture, and the climate of Panama using the book "Conejito." They listen to a lecture about Panama, listen to the story, and answer story comprehension questions. Students also complete a word search, and alphabetize tropical fruits of Panama on a worksheet.
Students identify articles of clothing in Spanish. Using the internet, they interpret information from department stores in Spain and Panama. They practice converting pesetas to dollars in order to determine how much they can spend. They complete a worksheet and give an oral presentation on the clothing they chose.
Students explore the history of America from 1900-1912. Students explore how past events and philosophies have affected the management of modern-day conflicts. Through research, students write an essay on the handling of the Panama Canal and Nicaragua. They complete a foreign policy chart which identifies important economic and political elements in Mexico, the Caribbean and Europe.
Prestige and status have been symbolized in many different ways throughout human history. Young art historians analyze an ancient Panamanian medallion for symbols of prestige and status, and then generate a list of other symbols of prestige from the past and present. The lesson culminates in each student creating his own symbolic plaque or medallion.
Learners research and map the North and South American continents. In this geography lesson plan on the Americas, students can locate North, Central and South American countries and states. Learners choose a location to research and prepare a report or multi-media project on that location.
Journey through highlights of the late 19th and early 20th century with your history class. Topics covered are the highlights of Theodore Roosevelt's presidency, the Spanish American War, the building of the Panama Canal, and World War I. Many excellent photographs make this an especially compelling presentation.
Students evaluate a hypothetical experimental design and attempt to improve upon it. In this scientific method lesson, students are presented with an experiment and are instructed to determine its flaws. They conduct their own experiment using common materials and the scientific method.