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Sixth graders research another culture. In this geography and culture lesson, 6th graders read about the geography of Tibet, compare the United States and Tibet, use various resources to research information about Tibet and discuss what they've learned about other cultures.
Students analyze life in a village of Tanzania including its language, geography, health, and hygiene issues. In this African village activity, students locate Tanzania and its capital city on a map. Students compare aspects of school and home life in the United States with those in Tanzania. Students research the health issues in East Africa.
Primaries are introduced to geography and how it is useful. They view photos of different places in the US, comparing them to their own region, explore maps and landscapes, and more. As a culminating activity, have small groups plan a skit, or design a booklet or other presentation about the town that they live in. The instructional activity is well-written and provides links to other lessons in geography.
Students familiarize themselves with the geography and culture of the Dominican Republic. In this Dominican Republic lesson, students use the given scenarios as starting points to analyze the geography and culture of the Dominican Republic. Students work in groups to research specific sections of the Dominican Republic using the Peace Corp Packet and then present the information to the class.
Students recognize reasons to celebrate Memorial Day. Students create a map of victims of the VIetnam War. Using the internet, students research information about soldiers from their state who were killd in action in Vietnam. Students explore the sacrificies of soldiers.
The quartz crystals found in the mountains of Arkansas are among the purest and clearest in the world! This lesson has middle schoolers focus on this state mineral of Arkansas as they study the state's geography. A fun game is incorporated in this plan which will help learners understand more about this important mineral. The game cards are embedded in the plan.
Young scholars consider the immensity of the the task the author undertook to learn Chinese. They examine the rigors involved in learning another language-particularly one as notoriously difficult as Chinese and compare aspects of Chinese culture, such as teaching style and treatment of foreigners, with those in the United States.
Tenth graders examine the impact of the Great Depression on the United States. In groups, they use the internet to research the causes of the Great Depression and the effects of the Dust Bowl. To end the instructional activity, they compare and contrast the federal government's role before and after the Great Depression.
Students examine the wars the United States was involved in between 1898 and 1945. In groups, they determine the causes and effects of each war and how each war changed the way the United States handled their foreign affairs. As a class, they debate American imperialism and how we have used it to our advantage in each war.
Students study the impelled migration of the Lost Boys (and Girls) from their homeland in southern Sudan to refugee camps in Ethiopia and Kenya and the eventual resettlement of thousands in the United States. They examine culture clash and community-building across multiple scales and contexts:
Learners read three case studies to focus on how the United States dealt with foreign policy issues. In groups, they read about the decision to drop the atomic bomb, the commitment of troops to Vietnam and wwhether to send troops to Somalia. They discuss the variables involved when dealing with foreign policy issues and write a paper to end the lesson plan.
Students explain the concept of culture and identify the components of a culture. They describe the characteristics of selected immigrant groups and the conditions they faced upon arrival in the United States. Students analyze the cultural political and geographical diversity found in Latin America.
The dynamics between the economies and politics of the United States and the Middle East are here to study. Upper graders read and discuss scenarios relating to OPEC and the current oil crisis, then in small groups role-play members of Congress. Teams identify solutions for addressing their concerns, and create a presentation.
Students explore what life was like during the Industrial Revolution. In this United States History instructional activity, students analyze a specific job then complete a webquest about that job. Once their research is complete, students work in groups to discuss their findings and develop an opinion about which job they think was the worst.
Learners examine the influences of the Hispanic culture in the United States. In groups, they read about the life of a slave in Cuba and identify the misconceptions are discussed. As a class, they define racism, read an essay and discuss how it relates to society today. To end the lesson, they research how the class system is changing in Puerto Rico and the role of women in the culture.