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.
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.
Learners use the online Atlas as a research tool to find information on national parks and world heritage sites.
Students examine the man-made wonders of the world. In this current events instructional activity, students research selected websites to learn more about the most recent wonders of the world competition. Students also research Stonehenge.
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.
In this Colorado reading comprehension worksheet, learners read a 2-page selection regarding the state and then respond to 10 true or false questions.
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.
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.
Students examine world landmarks and monuments. They create a 12 month calendar featuring a significant site for 12 different countries.
Ninth graders examine the five cultural treasures in Korea. In this World History lesson, 9th graders research one of these treasures. Students create a presentation to the class on one of these treasures.
Students explore the concept of architectural heritage. In this architecture lesson, students visit selected websites to compare and contrast the architectural features in world cities.
Learners compare thematic maps of the world as a whole to determine where they would like to live They view several online thematic maps and conclude by writing about three places in the world they think they would most like to live.
Young scholars study how the religious character of Buddha is portrayed throughout the world. The comparisons of different images is done in order to analyze the differences in Asian cultures.
Students think about how cultural customs differ throughout the world, by researching a foreign culture's customs and writing stories pretending they are on vacation with a friend from the country they have researched.
Students go exploring Britain's beaches. For this geography lesson, students visit selected websites to learn about specific beach habitats and the history of cleaning those beaches.
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. The lesson wraps-up with each pupil writing down three ways he/she can reduce his/her own carbon footprint, thus minimizing their impact on climate change.
In this geography worksheet, students complete activities on 16 worksheets pertaining to the geography and culture of the countries of the United Kingdom. This is intended for ESL students.
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 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.