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This Great Enterprise”: Theodore Roosevelt and the Panama Canal
Learners explore the implications of the "Great Enterprise." In this Panama Canal lesson, students listen to their instructor present a lecture regarding President Teddy Roosevelt and Panama Canal. Learners respond to discussion questions regarding the lecture and then conduct research regarding other significant American events.
9th - 12th Social Studies & History 7 Views 55 Downloads
A Study of Panama
In this worksheet on Panama, students read an introduction about Panama, then read about its history, The Panama Canal, the Kuna Indians and the Endangered Species of Panama. After each selection, students answer a set of related questions.
4th - 5th Social Studies & History 12 Views 99 Downloads
Learners investigate a way to sail a boat around the world without touching land while learning about the Panama Canal. For 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.
7th - 12th Social Studies & History 10 Views 78 Downloads
Central America: Panama Canal
Students are introduced to the geography of Central America. On a map, they route different ways to get from Spain to India. In groups, they research the development of the Panama Canal and how it shortened the trip across the Atlantic Ocean.
6th - 8th Language Arts 19 Views 91 Downloads
A Trip through the Panama Canal
Students explore the Panama Canal. They study its history, location, reasons for being built, ownership, and so forth. They create presentations that demonstrates what students learned through their research activities.
6th - 7th Social Studies & History 3 Views 0 Downloads
Panama Canal Timelapse
Virtually sail through the Panama Canal as you watch this time-lapse video. Great for a geography or social studies class, the video is from the perspective of a ship's passenger on May 8, 2003 as it crosses through the canal and locks.
2 mins 6th - 8th Social Studies & History 3 Views 0 Downloads
The Panama Canal Treaties: How Treaties Are Ratified
Students gain an understanding of how the executive and legislative branches, influenced by popular opinion, work toward the ratification of a treaty. They examine the influences and impact of lobbying and special interests in the legislative process.
9th - 12th Social Studies & History 3 Views 3 Downloads
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.
3rd Language Arts 3 Views 9 Downloads
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.
2nd Language Arts 3 Views 7 Downloads
Changing the Channel
Students explore the historic transfer of the Panama Canal from the United States to Panama, investigating how this shift might affect various aspects of Panama's economy, relations with other countries, and international trade.
6th - 12th Social Studies & History 3 Views 45 Downloads
The Roosevelt Presidency
Pupils 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, pupils write an essay on the handling of the Panama Canal and Nicaragua.
8th - 10th Language Arts 6 Views 19 Downloads
New Review Panama and NAFTA
Here is a quick excerpt on Panama and the negotiation of NAFTA paired with four questions. Pupils must read the short text and respond to questions right on the page. The questions are straightforward, and ask learners to find facts in the passage.
8th - 12th Social Studies & History 3 Views 0 Downloads
The United States and the World
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.
6th - 8th Social Studies & History 5 Views 48 Downloads
New American Diplomacy
Students explore the presidential era of Teddy Roosevelt. They read about American diplomacy in Asia, the Caribbean, and discuss the Panama Canal and the Roosevelt Corollary. As a class, students take notes and create a bubble map for reasons why the Panama Canal was built.
8th - 12th Social Studies & History 7 Views 35 Downloads
Delve into the history of textile art using this resource. Learners discuss the history of molas, a type of textile art made in Panama and Columbia, and talk about the importance of this process in the Kuna culture. Then, they create their own art work using paper.
4th - 6th Visual & Performing Arts 3 Views 11 Downloads
Vamos de compras!
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.
4th - 5th Languages 3 Views 11 Downloads