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Learners understand Peru's geography, history and culture by learning traditional dances and listening to music. In this Peruvian culture lesson, students identify Peru and its regions on maps and describe the connections between dance and Peru's geography. Learners listen to CD's and watch videos about Peru's dances and memorize basic steps to Andean dances. Students differentiate between Peruvian music and other musical styles.
How does technology affect a community? Research the benefits and consequences of technology in rural Peru. In this technology lesson, learners discuss how the effects of technology. They view a PowerPoint and learn about the Peace Corp's role with technology in rural countries before completing an informational table for the slide show.
Students gain an understanding of Peru's history. They analyze how specific ideas and beliefs have had an effect on a particular period of time and they trace the route of the Spanish Conquistadors on a map of Peru.
Fourth graders draw maps of Peru and examine how Peru is a geographically diverse country.
Peru really is a place that has it all! This video details the customs, food, and interests of the modern people and tours both the historical sites as well as the modern towns. Let's travel to Peru!
Students examine the panpipe and the cultures that use them in their music. They view photos of Peru and Bolivia and discuss their cultures, listen to recordings of music that includes the panpipe, and construct a panpipe using PVC plastic tubing.
In this flag of Peru learning exercise, students read about the history of the flag and what it looks like. Students then color the flag of Peru.
In this Peru activity, students label places in Peru and draw, trace, and color parts of the country as well. Students complete 11 activities.
Sixth graders examine the archaeology of Peru, focusing on the Incan civilization and several lesser known ones. They discuss the importance of the archaeological finds and create newspaper headlines and articles about them. Students make lists of items they would place in a time capsule that are representative of their time and culture.
Students develop vocabulary to read and explain an article abou the Chile Peru Agreement. They complete worksheets and on online quiz to increase vocabulary.
This is a strange question; but what kind of vessel would you be and why? After examining images of a large Inca jug, the class sets to writing a creative narrative that answers that very interesting question. They start by researching facts about Peru and the Inca Empire, then they put it all together as they write what life as an Inca vessel would be like. Neat idea!
Learners investigate the poisonous frogs of Manu, Peru. They watch and discuss a video, conduct Internet research on poison frogs, accurately color downloaded template models of the frogs of Manu, and create a poster using the colored frogs.
Students research the various species of Macaw found in Manu, Peru and other parts of the Amazon. They watch and discuss a video, and each student constructs a book about Macaws that includes photos and background information on each type of Macaw
Students research information about ruins of Machu Picchu in Peru, closely examine pictures of construction of Machu Picchu, and create paintings and write reports to demonstrate their knowledge of history, location, significance, and grandeur of Machu Picchu.
Students determine how geography affects how people live, work and play. They identify the different landforms in the three regions of Peru and create a travel brochure highlighting Peru's attractions.
Students explore a folktale from Peru. In this folktales lesson, students read the book The Stolen Smell and identify the characters and setting of the tale. Students bake breakfast cookies to mimic the smell in the folktale.
Young scholars complete activities to learn about the music concept of accelerando. In this accelerando lesson, students sing songs and learn tempo. Young scholars use the Yiddish circle dance 'Bim Bam' to complete a circle dance. Students also learn about Peruvian and Russian dance songs. Young scholars discuss the use of accelerando in the songs.
In this social studies activity, middle schoolers find the words that are associated with the country of Peru and the answers are found at the bottom of the page.