World Heritage Site Teacher Resources

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World heritage sites can be found around the globe. Many of these sites are noted for their importance in representing culture and location. Each activity included in this resource focuses on latitude/longitude, map skills, finding locations with coordinates, and discussing the importance of historic site preservation. The lesson includes a video, web links, and several handouts, as well as vocabulary and teaching notes. 
Young scholars use the online Atlas as a research tool to find information on national parks and world heritage sites.
Imagine being able to visit some of the most amazing sites in the world without leaving home. Tour Palymra, Machu Picchu, St Peter’s Basilica, and Kiev without spending a cent! With over 300 points of interest and 20,000 images, this interactive photo album is a must-have for the armchair traveler, for the classroom, for the global treker wanting to revisit a site, or for the bucket-lister planning a journey. Install a sense of adventure.
Students examine the man-made wonders of the world. For this current events lesson, students research selected websites to learn more about the most recent wonders of the world competition. Students also research Stonehenge.
Students engage in research about the heritage of Korea by the using the internet as a source of information. The information is used in order to help them establish an appreciation for the culture using the cultural heritage websites.
Marrakesh, Casablanca, Tangier. Sand dunes and wadis, souks and kasbahs, World Heritage sites and modern cities. Experience Morocco—for free! Take a virtual tour of this fascinating country, gain an understanding of its people, art, and the architecture, or use the thousands of photos in this tool and the map function to plan your own trek.
Students explore the concept of architectural heritage. In this architecture instructional activity, students visit selected websites to compare and contrast the architectural features in world cities.
In this Colorado reading comprehension worksheet, students read a 2-page selection regarding the state and then respond to 10 true or false questions.
To gain a better understanding of Hispanic heritage and culture, as well as to build informational comprehension skill, learners explore facets of Hispanic American History. They engage in a class discussion, research three facts, and create a historical timeline. This lesson includes resource links, extension activities, and cross-curricular activity ideas.
Students identify Eastern North Carolina historical tourist sites. They create a brochure advertising them by using the Eastern North Carolina Digital Library. The brochure is created using Microsoft Publisher software. Sample brochures are provided.
Junior High students examine the concept of sustainability and how it relates to Canada's National Park system. They conduct research on the 'Atlas of Canada' website, participate in a simulated online exercise to determine the best site for a new national park.
Learners identify and describe traits that represent Hispanic cultures, research and analyze traditions and culture of Hispanic Americans, read observations Hispanics make about their identity, conduct research on issues of identity and heritage, formulate interview questions based on reading materials, summarize contributions of Hispanic Americans, and write biography about accomplished American that includes information on heritage and identity.
Students examine world landmarks and monuments. They create a 12 month calendar featuring a significant site for 12 different countries.
Students use their perception of cities around the world to better explain what factors may affect their personal mental world maps.
Students examine Florida literary heritage. They use multimedia learning activities to focus on Florida heritage and the literature of Florida. Students investigate books and special web sites on Florida cities and Florida authors. They complete "heritage" activities.
Young scholars read story excerpts from the BBC WW2 People's War archive to discover the contributions and obstacles faced by Asian and Black participants in World War 2 British forces. They prepare a radio report describing the commonwealth troops' war effort, prepare a leaflet on preventing discrimination in the military, and explore the lives of Asian and Black war heroes.
High schoolers are introduced to the experiences of thousands of Hispanics during World War II. After watching an excerpt from "The War", they work together in groups to research more in depth their different experiences. They compare and contrast the Hispanic experience with other minority groups during the war.
In this the Persian empire worksheet, learners read a two page passage about Persia, then answer 5 multiple choice and 7 short answer questions requiring research about the topic.
Young scholars study Hispanic and Latino heritage and culture. In this diversity lesson, students discuss what they know about Hispanic heritage and then complete the Hispanic history in the Americas activity. Young scholars work in groups to find three facts about Hispanic heritage and complete an activity on Latinos in history. Students create a timeline that shows the major events that contributed to Hispanic culture and influence in the new world.
In this World Tourism Day worksheet, learners complete activities such as read the passage, match the phrases, fill in the blanks, choose the correct word, multiple choice fill in, correct the spelling, put text in correct order, unscramble the sentences, take a survey, and write all about World Tourism Day. Students complete 12 activities.