World Heritage Site Teacher Resources
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Mapping World Heritage
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.
3rd - 8th Social Studies & History 91 Views 106 Downloads CCSS: Adaptable
New Review The End of World War II: Pearl Harbor, Japanese Internment Camps, and the Atomic Bomb
The end of World War II saw major events that would forever change the global landscape and international relations. Using a fantastic PowerPoint presentation and several primary source documents, your learners will discuss the bombing of Pearl Harbor, use of atomic weapons by the United States, and effects of the war on Japan and Japanese Americans.
8th - 11th Social Studies & History 25 Views 13 Downloads CCSS: Adaptable
Celebrate Hispanic Heritage: Grades 6-8
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.
6th - 8th Language Arts 59 Views 259 Downloads
Sustainability and Canada's National Parks
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.
7th - 9th Science 3 Views 10 Downloads
Celebrate Hispanic Heritage
Kindergarteners examine Hispanic culture in this instructional activity from Scholastic. They identify and describe things that represent Hispanic culture as part of a whole class discussion before moving to the computer to practice Spanish vocabulary using the Pinata Concentration Game.
Pre-K - K Social Studies & History 17 Views 110 Downloads
World War II - Memory Book
Eighth graders read about and reflect upon a variety of events that occurred during World War II. They conduct research on the Holocaust and Anne Frank's life, the attack on Pearl Harbor, American life during this time and the bombing of Hiroshima.
8th Social Studies & History 3 Views 23 Downloads
New Review P is for Poppies
Explore the way local farming and rationing helped the war effort in World War I with a lesson plan on gardening. After learning about trench warfare, reading "In Flanders' Field" by John McCrae, and studying poppies, kids discuss the American war effort during World War I and how the poppy is a symbol for remembrance.
5th Science 4 Views 3 Downloads
Myths, Folktales, & Fairy Tales
Introduce the concept of myths to your class. Using the link to "Myths Around the World," read a story aloud and have learners list characteristics of a myth. Readers then choose their own myths from the site and work in groups to answer questions about each legend.
9th - 12th Language Arts 37 Views 167 Downloads
Comparative Religion Investigation: What Happens When We Die?
Different cultures and religions explain death and the afterlife in different ways. Upper graders explore and research how the major religions explain death differently. They explore and discuss their own beliefs and how personal ideologies effect how a person behaves or interacts with their community.
9th - 12th Social Studies & History 21 Views 141 Downloads CCSS: Designed
Global Warming: Effects of Rising Sea Levels on Cities
How much difference would it really make if the sea level were to rise by one meter? Five meters? Ten or twenty? Using modeling software, kids examine how rising seas would impact New Orleans, as well as other coastal cities. After exploring the computer simulation, a simple investigation is done in class where learners create a model of sea level change using ice cubes, a lamp, and sugar cubes.
4th - 7th Science 6 Views 8 Downloads
Comparative Religion Investigation: What Happens When We Die?
How do different religions offer explanations for what happens when we die? Invite your learners to consider the variance and complexity of religious beliefs, and to research and compare/contrast the concept of death and afterlife according to five major world religions: Buddhism, Christianity, Islam, Judaism, and Hinduism.
9th - 12th Social Studies & History 17 Views 16 Downloads CCSS: Designed
Culture in the Cupboard
Young scholars locate on a world map the places of cultural origin of many of the items in their homes. They analyze the cultural diffusion that explains how those items got where they are today. By identifying those items, one can see into their cultures and visualize their part of the world.
6th - 8th Social Studies & History 53 Views 165 Downloads
Weeping Camel: How Do Rituals Compare?
Students explore ancient rituals of the Mayans, Mongolians and people of Borneo and compare them with rituals that are performed today. They view and discuss a National Geographic video and two National Geographic articles then create a Venn diagram to compare ancient rituals to today's rituals.
3rd - 8th Social Studies & History 3 Views 14 Downloads
Black And Asian Involvement in World War 2
Students 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.
9th - 12th Language Arts 3 Views 10 Downloads
The Hispanic Experience in World War II
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.
9th - 12th Language Arts 13 Views 57 Downloads
New Review Buddhist Art and Architecture of Korea
The Haeinsa Temple, designated as a World Heritage Site, is featured in a lecture about the art and architecture of Korea. The lecture traces the history of Korean Buddhism and details the Buddhist elements found in the structure of the temple.
9th - 12th Social Studies & History 3 Views 0 Downloads