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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.
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.
Students understand Peru's geography, history and culture by learning traditional dances and listening to music. For 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.
Get your AP historians thinking about the facts with this exam learning exercise, which has students responding to 60 multiple choice questions about world religions, major events, and significant historical figures. The exam specifies chapters 8-15, however the text it is referencing is not listed. If it doesn't fit exactly with your unit, consider using some of the questions, and forego the lengthy process of writing multiple-choice options.
Students research the importance of community leaders in portraits. For this art history lesson, students look at the painting "The Ascension of Simon Bolivar on Mount Jamaica" and discuss what they see in the portrait. Students research a leader in their own community and make a portrait of that person.