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Dancing Through Peru: A Cultural Journey
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.
Windmills and Blogs: The Impact of Technology in Rural Peru
How does technology affect a community? Research the benefits and consequences of technology in rural Peru. In this technology lesson plan, 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.
Young scholars 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.
Peru Geography and the Environment
Fourth graders draw maps of Peru and examine how Peru is a geographically diverse country.
Social Studies: Peru Archaeology
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.
New! What Kind of Vessel Are You?
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!
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!
Words in the News Chile Peru agreement - 29 June 2005
Pupils develop vocabulary to read and explain an article abou the Chile Peru Agreement. They complete worksheets and on online quiz to increase vocabulary.
Fourth graders explore the Gross Domestic Product (GDP) of Peru.
Introduction to the Panpipe
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.
The Country of Peru
In this Peru worksheet, students label places in Peru and draw, trace, and color parts of the country as well. Students complete 11 activities.
The Flag of Peru
In this flag of Peru activity, students read about the history of the flag and what it looks like. Students then color the flag of Peru.
El Niño ~ The Return of El Niño
El Niño sure creates a stir when it comes around! Why not stir up your earth science class with this data analysis activity that examines the temperature and precipitation over the 2002-2003 water year. A tracking chart is provided through an embedded link. Once they have organized the data, they can decide if it was a classic El Niño year.
Words in the News Chile Peru Agreement
Students complete word work and pronunciation exercises. They read an online article, complete worksheets and an online quiz.
Secret Agent Men
What does a secret agent really do? After reading an article, students discover the connection between intelligence and espionage. Using the Internet, they will research the history and motivations of intelligence agencies throughout the world. They also will participate in a mock United Nations conference to discuss the relevance of government intelligence in the 21st century.
On the Brink
Students view a film about environmental issues. They discover how environmental degradation can lead to disease. They identify the relationship between population growth and the environment.
Bank Loans Money to Start Businesses
After locating Latin American countries on a world map, children read about how microbanks are loaning money to help start small businesses. Involving both current events and economics, the teacher introduces the article with a map activity and vocabulary challenge. The class reads the news article and participate in a think-pair-share discussion. The lesson includes interdisciplinary follow-up activities.
The Deadly Frogs of Manu
Students 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.
Causes and Effects of ENSO
Students analyze monthly sea surface temperature data from the Pacific Ocean to determine if the period is an El Nino or a normal year. They recognize signs to see if there are any patterns that signal either occurrence. Satellite images are interpreted and conclusions are drawn from various maps.
Students play a game. In this pronouns instructional activity, students watch a video and read a book about pronouns. Students review types of pronouns, fill in missing pronouns in sentences, read a newspaper article and find as many pronouns as possible and play pronoun bingo.