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Students explore South America. In this South American lesson, students use their geography skills to create population, terrain, biomes/vegetation, and major exports maps. Students present their finished maps to their classmates and discuss how maps allow users to learn about places.
Students focus on the geography of the countries of South America. Using a map, they identify the European countries who claimed the South American countries and research the influences they had on South America. To end the lesson, they write an essay about the South American country they want to live in with supporting details.
An interesting way to learn about dietary requirements, this resource prompts learners to look at what someone in the U.S. eats and compare it to what someone in South America eats. They discuss the social, religious, psychological, emotional and cultural elements that guide decisions on what we eat. There are several class activities to make this lesson interactive for the class.
Students role play as tour operators by planning a group tour to a country in Africa, Asia, or South America. They research the culture, physical geography, and history of one of the countries to highlight their tour destinations. They develop a brochure or booklet that describes their three week tour itinerary.
Students investigate the history and culture of selected countries in North and South America. They explain how the cultural traditions in these countries affected the development of nonprofit organizations and stewardship. They describe and locate nations in North and South America, their cultures and communities.
Students create a picture of a toucan from the continent of South America using a pencil, marker, and oil pastels. Students identify the continent of South America and discuss the Toco Toucan. They follow teacher directions to create their own picture of a toucan. Students use oil pastels to add color to their drawings. When dry, they coat their painting with a thin coat of varnish.
Students barter with each other in order to get ingredients to make chicken sancocho. In this trading lesson plan, students read a story about a family in Central or South America who have to barter to get their needs. Then students try to barter with each other, and in another activity use money, and talk about the advantages money has when trading.