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Pupils examine the Aztec civilization in what is now Mexico. Using a map, they locate the empire and explain the legend of the founding of Tenochtitlan. They explore the symbols on various Mexican flags and what they meant to the Aztec culture. A good supplemental resource.
Students become familiar with the main events of Darwin's voyage. They comprehend the importance of geographic distribution and geographic isolation on the formation of a new species. Students analyze how living things can change over a period of time and how these changes can increase the chances of their survival.
Students examine different celebrations to bring in the New Year. Using the internet and specific web sites, students discover customs and celebrations in different countries. Students observe video links of actual celebrations.
Ninth graders compare and contrast different Carnavals throughout Latin America. In this Latin American lesson plan, 9th graders study the geography and colonial history of Latin America.
Test your learners on their knowledge of world history and geography. In this global history and geography standardized test, class members respond to 50 multiple choice questions, 1 essay, and 15 short answer questions that require them to review their knowledge of world history and geography. This resource could be used as a practice test or an actual test. You might consider splitting it up into smaller pieces or picking and choosing parts that you are currently covering in class.
Students examine the variety of materials an artist uses when drawing and consider the impact of the material choice. In this art analysis lesson, students consider the different materials used to make various drawings. Students compare and contrast the drawings. Students make an abstract drawing that reveals multiple perspectives and experiment with different materials. Students write about the process of experimentation.
Student's identify geographic features of a South American map. They use the scale of the map to calculate distances between points. They identify examples of the five geographic themes on the map of South America.
Students investigate scientific measurement. They use a variety of scales to do the job and communicate the results correctly. The teacher uses socratic questioning throughout the lesson checking for comprehension. Students measure some of the objects in the room.
Students consider how men and women are alike and different, and explore society's expectations of how members of each gender should balance work and family life by taking surveys.
"Scientist Stereotypes" could be another name for this lesson! Begin by drawing from middle schoolers' preconceived notions and media portrayal of scientists, and then explain that anyone can be a scientist. Even though there is an extensive appendix of information about different scientists, the lesson plan focuses a disproportionate amount of time on the stereotypes, even suggesting an experiment to discover whether or not scientists are "crazier" than "regular" people.
In this language arts worksheet, students look for the facts and create several nonfiction texts while including useful information for the reader.
In this environmental impact worksheet, students learn about the impact humans have had on the environment in Latin America. Students utilize a graphic organizer and answer several questions based on their reading.
In this Brazil's Culture worksheet, students complete a graphic organizer about Brazil's culture, determine cause and effect, and answer two map questions (map not included).
In this explorers learning exercise, students read a detailed text about the Age of Exploration from 1450 to 1700. Students then answer 7 matching or multiple choice questions.
In this Water for Life activity and progress test worksheet, students respond to a total of 18 multiple choice, matching and fill in the blank questions pertaining to Water for Life.
Pupils explore the patterns of day and night. In this geography skills lesson, students read brief selections and examine diagrams that note the transition of day and night around the world. Pupils respond to the questions included in the self-guided lesson.
In this globe worksheet, students learn how longitude is measured on a globe. Students read the information before answering 5 questions. A globe will be required.
In this longitude worksheet, students read a 3-paragraph review of longitude and respond to 13 short answer questions.
For this Brazil worksheet, students label cities, oceans, and surrounding countries around Brazil. Students label and color 10 places.
In this short story worksheet, students prepare their own short story with the picture given and one story ingredient from each category. Students choose 5 different story ingredients.