Rio de Janeiro, Brazil Teacher Resources
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If a picture is worth a thousand words, then a political cartoon is like reading an essay. Have your critical thinkers examine three cartoons to read between the lines, gaining insight and information. They analyze how these cartoons portray issues concerning human rights in America and the world. Great way to warm up the class.
Students read and discuss "When the Games Began: Olympic Archaeology," examining the significance of the first Olympic Games in Greece. They research and reenact scenes from these Games and reflect on the Games' original importance.
High schoolers examine the principles and history of the United Nations. They read and discuss a handout, define key vocabulary terms, conduct Internet research, summarize UN positions on treaties, and write a summary on a non-governmental organization.
Students examine and discuss current social and economic conditions in Russia. They read a story, apply the five themes of geography to Russia, analyze maps, complete a Venn diagram, and write journal responses.
Students examine how climate affects lifestyle, clothing choices, food, and water sources. They explore climatic regions such as tropical, desert, coastal, and alpine situations. They look at the longitude and latitude, land features and weather conditions in relation to how engineers use this type of information.
Students read and discuss the vocabulary related to a news article about the new version of the Seven Wonders of the world. They read the article, define key vocabulary terms, identify relative clauses from the article, and complete comprehension worksheets.
In this latitude and longitude instructional activity, students find the coordinates of 14 cities around the world and use this information to complete 14 short answer questions. This instructional activity includes online atlas web links.
In this environment worksheet, students read an article about setting up the Kyoto Protocol, an international treaty. They identify the meaning of human environment and what the Earth's greenhouse effect is. Students also explain the Kyoto protocol and its purpose in their own words.
In this time zones learning exercise, students read a detailed paragraph about the Earth's 24 times zones, their 15 degree width, and the increase in hours for each zone. Students study the world time zone map and then answer the four questions about various times in the world. Students then write a story about going backward or forward in time and draw a time machine.
In this time zone activity, learners answer word problems using an atlas and a time zone map about different times in different places. Students complete 3 problems.
In this interpreting a world time zone map worksheet, students read a review about the time zones, observe a map, and answer questions. Students write four short answers and one writing activity.
Students explore South America. In this geography lesson, students research landmarks of historical or national significance and use their findings to create slideshows.
In this Taj Mahal activity, students read the article, answer true and false questions, complete synonym matching, complete phrase matching, complete a gap fill, answer short answer questions, answer discussion questions, write, and more about the Taj Mahal. Students complete 10 activities total.
Students come up with conflict resolution strategies dealing with World War II. For this history lesson, students learn about the United Nations and conduct internet research to answer questions. Students then take their research and create a way to inform others about conflicts and resolution ideas that may have been effective during that time period.
Celebrate World Water Day on March 22 with activities that increase awareness of water quality around the world.
Use these interesting facts as a springboard for a culturally and globally diverse classroom discussion on the United Nations.
Auntie Litter is at it again, this time helping scholars understand the value of clean air. After discussing the historical and current dangers of air pollution, they explore particles in the air through two simple experiments. After discussing some key vocabulary, the class watches a 15-minute podcast documenting Auntie Litter and the Pollution Patrol's quest against Mr. Grody's destructive trash-burning. They learn about harmful gasses and ways to prevent them. Extend this across multiple subjects with any of the reading, math, social studies, art, science, and cooking activities listed here. You could easily make this a two-week unit.
Learners study about geography and weather by reading about a round-the-world endurance sailboat race. They complete worksheets as they follow the legs of a sailboat race.
In this map comparison worksheet, students read about population and climate maps, then use one of each type of map about Brazil to answer 8 questions and complete an activity about living in the rain forest.
Eleventh graders explore the reasons for migration to California during the Gold Rush. In this American History lesson, 11th graders read letters about the opportunities and obstacles people faced. Students create a map of migration during the Gold Rush.