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Students 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. Students respond to discussion questions regarding the lecture and then conduct research regarding other significant American events.
In this geography skills instructional activity, students read a selection about the Panama Canal and then analyze the trade routes offered by the canal. Students may also create a model of the canal.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
In this social studies worksheet, middle schoolers find the words that are associated with the Panama Canal and the answers are found at the bottom of the page.
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.
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 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.
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.
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.
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 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.
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.
Students read an online article to explore rainforests of the world starting with the Barro Colorado reserve in the Panama Canal. They participate in a mock international summit about rainforest conservation issues.
In this coloring geography instructional activity, students identify the Isthmus of Panama and color the landmark. Students write a definition for the area.
Learners 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.