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Tour Of South America
Young scholars explore South America. For this geography lesson, students research landmarks of historical or national significance and use their findings to create slideshows.
Mapping South America
Middle schoolers explore South America. In this South American lesson, students use their geography skills to create population, terrain, biomes/vegetation, and major exports maps. Middle schoolers present their finished maps to their classmates and discuss how maps allow users to learn about places.
The Monroe Doctrine: President Monroe and the Independence Movement in South America
High schoolers identify conditions in Europe that relate to the independence movements in South America and list reasons why President Monroe gave for recognizing the independence movement in South America.
Countries of South America
Young scholars 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.
Geography of South America
Students explore South America. In this geography skills instructional activity, students watch a video about the geographical features of the continent. Students complete worksheets on the topic.
Geography of South America
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.
Integrated Unit On South America
Sixth graders solve math problems using database operations, word processing, desktop publishing, and spreadsheet formatting. They demonstrate an understanding of communication skills, math, and computer skills using information on South America.
South America Layered
Seventh graders create an overlay map of South America. They show the relationships between population, landforms and economies with their maps.
The Weather in South America
Students conduct Internet research on weather and weather conditions in South America. They read a weather report in Spanish, and answer worksheet questions on South American countries and their weather conditions.
Geography of South America
Young explorers study South American geography. They study maps and create a physical map of the Andes themselves! They also research the geography, environment, and the culture of the Andes and present a report to the class.
South America Map Quiz
In this online interactive geography quiz worksheet, students examine the map that includes all of South America's countries. Students identify the 13 countries in 2 minutes.
Does Your Diet Stack Up?
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.
High schoolers 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.
Real Evidence of a Subducting Plate
Students examine data regarding subduction zone plate tectonics. They analyze data tables on plate boundaries on the west coast of South America, and construct a 3-D model of the events in that region.
Our Journey Begins Close to Home - The Americas
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.
Toco Toucan - Oil Pastels
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.
South America Quiz 1
In this South America instructional activity, students complete short answer questions on the rivers, countries, sports, and more about South America. Students complete 10 short answer questions.
In this geography worksheet, students match the countries with the capitals in South America. The answers are found by clicking the button at the bottom of the page.
The Land of the Inca
Pupils identify The United States, North America, and South America on a world map. They discuss how the people of South America live and describe the geography of the land.