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Young scholars become familiar with the music of Trinidad. In this Caribbean music instructional activity, students listen to music from Trinidad and find it on the map. Young scholars recognize the calypso beat and can imitate them. Students can create their own percussion instruments. Young scholars sing songs with a calypso beat and write their own words to the beat.
In this online interactive geography quiz activity, students examine the map that includes 22 Central American countries. Students identify the names of the countries in 3 minutes.
In this Caribbean national dance songs worksheet, students read information pertaining to the merengue, the calypso, and the mento. Students then respond to 12 short answer questions regarding the dances.
In this Caribbean music worksheet, 8th graders read about the cultural background of the Caribbean nations and about the characteristics of the music. They examine call and response, ostinato, and syncopated rhythms. They answer 8 questions based on the reading.
For this world history worksheet, students find the 20 missing words or phrases that best complete each of the sentences in the 3 paragraph selection pertaining to Central America and the Caribbean.
Explore the food chains that support Arctic ecosystems. A class discussion on interdependence and the different roles plants and animals play in ecosystems provides students with the knowledge to complete a worksheet asking them to create food chains involving a variety of Arctic life. To further engage students in the lesson, consider assigning each child an Arctic plant or animal and having the class arrange and rearrange themselves into food chains. This resource would fit perfectly into a unit investigating the different types of ecosystems found around the world.
From days of 24 hour sunlight, to endless nights that last for days, the Arctic is a very unique place to live. Examine the seasonal changes that occur in the northern-most reaches of the globe and the impact they have on the plants and animals living there. The included worksheet offers a number of different opportunities for learners to demonstrate their understanding of this unique region. This instructional activity would fit nicely in either a unit on ecosystems or weather and climate in an upper-elementary science class.
This resource is rich with primary and secondary source material regarding major events in the Atlantic world during the Age of Revolution. While there are suggested classroom activities toward the beginning of the resource, its true value lies in the reproductions of such major historical documents as the United States Declaration of Independence, the Haitian Declaration of Independence, and the United Nations Universal Declaration of Human Rights. Use the sentence frames in the Classroom Guide as a solid framework for considering the theme of freedom and what it means to different individuals as you review the instructional materials.
Within these guidelines for a comparative government project, you'll find some very useful worksheets that support learners in breaking down demographic, economic, and political information regarding each of their chosen countries and respective governments. 
Who determines the Seven Wonders of the World, and what criteria is used to evaluate these locations? Discover the efforts to promote cultural diversity and preserve man-made monuments during the world's first-ever global vote in 2007 to determine the New Seven Wonders of the World.
Investigate the various properties of the number six with this elementary math activity. From simple addition, subtraction, multiplication, and division problems to the creation of hexagonal tessellations, this activity covers all aspects of this simple number. As a activity, this would best fit in a geometry unit introducing hexagons, but the included worksheet could also stand alone as an option for early finishers.
Learn about life in the Arctic while practicing how to graph and interpret data with this interdisciplinary lesson. Starting with a whole group data-gathering exercise, students are then given a worksheet on which they analyze and create bar and pie graphs involving information about Arctic animals. This lesson is perfect for tying together a math unit on representing data and a science exploration of Arctic ecosystems. 
Investigate the properties of three-dimensional figures with this Arctic-themed math instructional activity. Beginning with a class discussion about different types of solid figures present in the classroom, young mathematicians are then given a two-sided worksheet asking them to draw 3-D shapes, identify their parts, and create cubes from a series of nets. Though the instructional activity does not provide any detailed information about the Arctic, it is does provide a fun change of pace to a geometry unit in the upper-elementary grades.
Students make estimates on how many people they believe live on Earth. While watching a video, they take notes on the issues facing Kenya, Japan and India. In groups, they calculate how long it takes for a country to double in size. To end the lesson, they discuss the challenges countries face with increasing populations.
In this research worksheet, students answer 25 questions about the World Cup 2006. For example, "What position does Luis Figo play and for what team?"
Is there anything better than chocolate? This series of cross-curricular lessons lays out five to seven days of a study on chocolate. Over these days, learners watch video clips about how chocolate is made, compose poems and legends, complete a map and timeline of the history of chocolate, and interact directly with chocolate. Complete with short informational texts, options for evaluation, and extensions, this unit could be used as is or altered to suit your classroom needs.
A reading of Carlos Sanchez’s Confessions of a Monolingual Americano, launches an investigation of how autobiographers use reflection and evaluation in a piece of writing. Groups are assigned different paragraphs from the narrative and work together to answer focus questions. After sharing, class members craft their own story incorporating reflection and evaluation. Part of an autobiographical writing unit, the referenced Verb Agreement and Tense Explanation worksheets are not included.
HTML? Anchors? Links? HREF? Demonstrate for your students the power and common aspects of HTML by having them transfer their class notes into a hypertext. Have them create a web page and then link their page to another. The richly detailed plan contains specific directions and resource links. 
Seventh graders participate in a mini world cup competition. They improve their soccer skills and build teamwork. They research and draw the flag from the country they represent. They follow traditional soccer rules and participate in the competition.
Young scholars study artwork made of everyday materials and what they say about the artists.  In this art analysis lesson, students investigate sculptures by Eugene Von Bruenchenhein and others, and discover purpose behind the creation of these items.  Young scholars bring in everyday objects to their classroom and create their own sculpture pieces of art.

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