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Fifth graders listen to lectures on the ancient civilizations of the Aztecs, Incas and Mayans. They construct a mask base and then decorate it in thirds with symbols meaningful to each of the three cultures being studied.
Students examine the types of technology used to measure weather conditions that create El Nino conditions. They write a summary of the benefits of monitoring sea conditions and they invent their own scientific instrument for measuring weather.
Middle schoolers identify the different viewpoints on the issue of global warming. While watching a video, they take notes on the issues presented to them and answer questions about what Alaska, Peru and East Africa are doing to prevent global warming. They review their answers to end the lesson.
Students identify the currency used by a particular country and state what the current exchange rate is for that particular country. They then identify and explain the symbols and colors of the country's flag.
Students discover and practice the use of the three types of pronouns. They view and discuss a lighthearted video that describes the proper uses of pronouns. They also participate in a read aloud of the book,"I and You and Don't Forget Who:What Is a Pronoun?" and play a game of pronoun bingo.
Elementary and middle schoolers participate in a demonstration of the heat and humidity of the Manu rainforest environment. They watch and discuss a video, calculate the humidity and temperature in the humidified tent, and write a reflective paper describing their experience in the high humidity environment.
Welcome to the Spanish-speaking world! Show your learners which countries declare Spanish as their primary language. Included are maps and flags for each Hispanophone country.
Delve into the Age of Exploration with this activity-packed resource! Complete with a pre-test, discussion questions and quiz for a 30-minute video on the period, map activities, timeline of discoveries, vocabulary, etc. this is a goldmine for ideas and activities associated with exploration in the fifteenth and sixteenth centuries.
New Review Who Rules?
From a mind-mapping anticipation set to an interactive check for understanding activity, this resource is an excellent lesson on identifying major forms of government around the world and analyzing examples of real-world governments. Here you'll find all the materials you need to help learners compare and contrast major features of different governments, including a step-by-step instructional plan, well-designed worksheets, presentation, and answer keys.
First graders examine the geographic spatial relationships between Europe, South and North America on a map. They compare and contrast the explorers and conquistadors. They investigate the Aztec and Inca cultures and the effect the conquistadors had on them.
New Review Arctic Food Chain
Explore the food chains that support Arctic ecosystems. A class discussion on interdependence and the different roles plants and animals play in ecosystems provides young scholars with the knowledge to complete a worksheet asking them to create food chains involving a variety of Arctic life. To further engage students in the lesson, consider assigning each child an Arctic plant or animal and having the class arrange and rearrange themselves into food chains. This resource would fit perfectly into a unit investigating the different types of ecosystems found around the world.
New Review Land of the Midnight Sun
From days of 24 hour sunlight, to endless nights that last for days, the Arctic is a very unique place to live. Examine the seasonal changes that occur in the northern-most reaches of the globe and the impact they have on the plants and animals living there. The included worksheet offers a number of different opportunities for learners to demonstrate their understanding of this unique region. This lesson would fit nicely in either a unit on ecosystems or weather and climate in an upper-elementary science class.
Engage your fifth graders in a Socratic discussion on the impact European explorers had on Native American culture. Everything is outlined in a highly structured fashion, from what the teacher does, to what the student does. The lesson focuses on students reading and using the included informational text to compose an essay. Some very handy worksheets to help organize the discussion are also included. Note: While the idea of a Socratic discussion is great, the reading passage and writing expectations may be beyond some fifth graders' abilities. Graphic organizers or other scaffolding methods may be needed.
How did Spain come to shape the lives of nearly every human on the planet? John Green discusses the cultural and accomplishments of the Aztec and Inca empire, the establishment of two administrative divisions after the Spanish conquered Mexico and Peru, use of indigenous labor, and discovery of silver that led to skyrocketing inflation.
Why is there no universal definition for terrorism? What tactics and objectives do terrorist groups share? Through an engaging and collaborative activity, as well as using rich informational texts and guided notes, lead your class members through an examination of the history of terrorism, as well as an analysis of major terrorist groups that exist today.
Who determines the Seven Wonders of the World, and what criteria is used to evaluate these locations? Discover the efforts to promote cultural diversity and preserve man-made monuments during the world's first-ever global vote in 2007 to determine the New Seven Wonders of the World.
New Review Bar Charts & Pie Charts
Learn about life in the Arctic while practicing how to graph and interpret data with this interdisciplinary instructional activity. Starting with a whole group data-gathering exercise, students are then given a worksheet on which they analyze and create bar and pie graphs involving information about Arctic animals. This instructional activity is perfect for tying together a math unit on representing data and a science exploration of Arctic ecosystems.
New Review Shapes
Investigate the properties of three-dimensional figures with this Arctic-themed math lesson. Beginning with a class discussion about different types of solid figures present in the classroom, young mathematicians are then given a two-sided worksheet asking them to draw 3-D shapes, identify their parts, and create cubes from a series of nets. Though the lesson does not provide any detailed information about the Arctic, it is does provide a fun change of pace to a geometry unit in the upper-elementary grades.
New Review Take 6
Investigate the various properties of the number six with this elementary math lesson. From simple addition, subtraction, multiplication, and division problems to the creation of hexagonal tessellations, this lesson covers all aspects of this simple number. As a lesson, this would best fit in a geometry unit introducing hexagons, but the included worksheet could also stand alone as an option for early finishers.