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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.
Students explore cultural perceptions regarding obesity. In this personal health lesson, students read case scenarios about 3 women and their health perceptions. Students discuss the women and the stereotypes associated with the women based on their looks and their health. Students consider their own body image.
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.
Here are a series of lessons on the Mayan, Aztec, and Incan civilizations. This incredible, 15-lesson unit would be perfect for any fifth grade study on these important civilizations. Learners focus on the complex nature of the cultures, how their belief systems affected their actions, how the societies found and utilized their resources, and how geography impacted each society's day-to-day life. An excellent educational resource!
Fifth graders get together with first graders in this collaborative series of lessons on Meso-American civilizations. In them, learners utilize a variety of reference resources and presentation tools. The highlight of the lessons is the "How To" video that the students create together. The videos demonstrate how the Aztec, Inca, or Mayan cultures performed a certain task, ceremony, or celebration. An outstanding educational resource!
Middle and high schoolers read and discuss an informative piece of writing on the Inca Nation and perform tasks in order to begin to form a deeper understanding of this fascinating culture from our past. This six-page plan has everything you need embedded in it for successful implementation with your class. The group work that is done is especially meaningful and requires high-level thinking and strong communication between group members.
Students 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. Students 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.
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 begin the lesson by identifying how and why the Native Americans came to North America. Using the internet, they examine how their culture spread throughout the continent and in groups they discuss the stereotypes between the Europeans and Native Americans. They end the lesson by discussing how Native Americans today are trying to preserve their culture.
Students explain the concept of culture and identify the components of a culture. They describe the characteristics of selected immigrant groups and the conditions they faced upon arrival in the United States. Students analyze the cultural political and geographical diversity found in Latin America.
Have your class analyze the narrative art in quilts. They identify elements in this domestic art and the stories they tell. They define a story quilt, view an example, and analyze the work of Harriet Power. This is a great lesson to teach story elements and link them to a concrete object. The language of art and culture is also woven into this unique activity.
Provide an overview of the religion, life ways, wealth, decline, and economy of several early civilizations. culture groups covered are the Aztecs, Teotihuacan, Maya, Anasazi, Mississippian, Chokia, Moche, and Inca. The only thing this presentation is missing is images. There are so many rich images available it's a shame they aren't included. Add them yourself and its a top notch resource.