Peruvian History Teacher Resources
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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.
History in Quilts
Young scholars investigate the use of cloth-based art forms intended to pass down traditions and history. They research types of quilts, quilt characteristics and then identify how Freedom Quilts were historically used in the US.
Lesson: Collect Oral Histories About the Genocide in Guatemala
Begin this powerful study on the Guatemalan genocide with a nine-minute video clip, which can be easily found online. The excerpt introduces the class to this tragedy through a personal account, which is what they will be collecting. Discussion questions following the clip drive scholars to deeper thinking about oral histories and justice, and they view a website dedicated to keeping memories of victims alive (linked). Learners then interview Guatemalans or other members of their community, collecting oral histories and reflecting on the experience. Another site offers guidance for this process.
Life in a box: world history content
Students explore 6 boxes of stuff about famous people in history including Martin Luther King Jr., Peter the Great, Henry VIII, and more. In this history lesson plan, students then discuss their boxes with the rest of the class.
Where Does History Stand on the Last Stand?
Students examine the Battle of Little Bighorn and its impact on United States and Native American culture through reading current and historic New York Times articles and by creating a research-based exhibit about this historic event.
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.
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.
Regents High School Examination: Global History and Geography, June 13, 2007
In this global history and geography standardized test practice worksheet, learners respond to 50 multiple choice, 1 essay, and 15 short answer questions that require them to review their knowledge of world history and geography.
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!
The Early History of Haiti
Seventh graders make list of places Columbus explored on his first journey to Americas, locate island of Hispaniola on map, examine groups of people who have inhabited island, complete blank map and key of Hispaniola, and research early history of Haiti.
World History People Review
Who's who in World History? Help your historians keep track of major figures with this World History People Review, where students match 96 world figures to the appropriate descriptions. The matching questions are grouped by historical era or subject. This could be a final class exam, or could be filled out throughout the year as a reference guide.
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.
Whose Rights are Right?
Learners consider the concept of 'human rights' in relation to the current conditions and history of East Timor and discuss the terms "human rights" and "force," applying their responses to specific historical examples.
Students investigate American presidential landmarks throughout the continental United States. They research and analyze American presidential landmarks to determine their value to American history and how they have been preserved over time.
History of the Masons
Students are divided into groups and follow directions of their group leaders and complete a worksheet while on site.
When Civilizations End
Students explore the Forbidden City of ancient China. For this world history lesson, students examine China's history and its dynasties. Students research symbols embedded in China's Forbidden City.
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.
A City Lost and Found
Students hypothesize about the origins of the Incan lost city of Machu Picchu. They examine archaeological methodologies used by researchers to piece together the history of the site and create an audio tour of the location for visitors to the ruins.
The Physics of Flight
Three activities allow young flight engineers to understand the 4 principles of flight (weight, lift, thrust, and drag), to construct a glider, and to create a propeller. Multicultural history and literature are integrated by reading Laurence Yep's Newbery-winning novel Dragonwings. Exhaustive information about the science of flight, Chinese immigration at the turn of the 20th century, and the Wright Brothers requires time to digest. A nicely integrated set of activities.