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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.
Regents High School Examination: Global History and Geography, 2007
In this global history and geography standardized test practice worksheet, young scholars respond to 50 multiple choice, 1 essay, and 15 short answer questions that require them to review their knowledge of world history and geography.
Trey and Dave go to Africa: Music
Trey from Phish and Dave from the Dave Mathews Band took a trip to Africa to explore music, culture, and history. Your class watches this episode from VH1's Music Studio to understand how African culture and music have influenced modern American artists. Background information on Senegal, the musicians, web links, and critical-thinking questions accent this well-thought-out lesson that blends pop culture, social studies, and music.
Unit on Gandhi and Ahimsa
Students explore the history of Gandhi and his viewpoint and example of nonviolence. In this World History instructional activity, students complete numerous research assignments and activities over the course of nine lessons to expand their knowledge about Gandhi and the British Empire.
In Search of Truce
Students explore the relationship between a country's political and social history and its position today. They study 8 African countries immersed in the present conflict in Congo. They present their findings.
Students describe key events in the life of Gandhi. They determine why knowledge of geography is necessary to understand the history of the people in a place or region. They write a summary of how the events in Gandhi's life, influenced by the physical and cultural geography of India/Pakistan, helped India become independent.
No Place Like Home?
Students investigate the impact of the physical environment on an endangered species. They create a plan for the ideal care of the species and develop an advertisement to promote awareness about the need for its protection.
Making the Global Local
Students examine the marketing and production of the studenT television program "Sesame Street" in various countries around the world. They create a character for a studenT program that reflects the current issues and values of their communities.
On the Brink
Students view a film about environmental issues. They discover how environmental degradation can lead to disease. They identify the relationship between population growth and the environment.
Explore the beauty of Chinese Calligraphy. This well-developed lesson will take your class on a journey through the history of Calligraphy, engage them in technique and style, then challenge them by having them create new strokes to create a new type of Calligraphy. Extensive background and technique information is included.
Apartheid and Segregation
Learners view a television program that depicts the history South African Apartheid and the United States' system of segregation. They discuss how laws were used to uphold these institutions and compare and contrast racism and intolerance in the two countries. Students explore how racism affects their lives today.
Students work together in small groups to share their knowledge about apartheid in South Africa. They research the role of women in both traditional and contemporary African societies. They focus on such topics as employment, family, and status.
Students analyze how the roles are changing for women in South Africa. Using the internet, they research famous women from around the world who helped advance a women's place in society. They create a storybook about their famous person and explain how women have helped the advancement of society as a whole.
South Africa After Ten Years of Freedom
Learners see how events in South Africa have affected other areas of the world both through the use of economic sanctions and truth and reconciliation commissions. They analyze significance of this election in light of South Africa's recent history
Remembering Two Trailblazers of African American History: Harriet Tubman and Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr.
Eighth graders use the Internet and printed resources to research the lives and contributions of Harriet Tubman and Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. They summarize their research in a report and prepare a presentation for the class.
Africa: The Great Southland
Middle schoolers explore the concept of philanthropy. In this service learning lesson plan, students examine the 5 themes of geography regarding African nations. Middle schoolers compare and contrast the development of philanthropy and stewardship in the African nations studied.
When Things Fall Apart
Students examine the impact of colonialism on African nations, researching and analyzing post-colonial literature from those countries. They develop and present a creative display of their novel and its historic parallels.
Students create an educational pamphlet on the origins, spread and impact of invasive plant species in their community.
So Little Time
Students examine the evolution of the AIDS epidemic in various world regions during the last 22 years. They research advancements, programs, and attitudes about AIDS in various world regions They compile a "global timeline" of the AIDS epidemic.
Investigate the culture and economics or Southern Africa in this text-companion worksheet. Learners read about the gold trade, apartheid, wealth division, and traditional lifestyles in this region. They take notes and answer 4 short-answer comprehension questions as they read the selection. A graphic organizer is provided for notes, and should be copied into notebooks. Vocabulary words are defined on the side. Intended for use with the McDougal Littell World Geography text.