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Students investigate the geography of Canada by analyzing a map of the country. In this North American geography lesson, students identify the 13 provinces of Canada and their locations by examining a Canadian map. Students may use computers and encyclopedias to help fill in their Canadian maps.
After viewing clips from a documentary on factory work in China and US outsourcing, learners have a fishbowl discussion. They work in groups to build both personal points of view and strong arguments on the effects of outsourcing in China. This lesson includes excellent resources and wonderful discussion questions intended to engage learners in building an economic and global perspective of US business overseas.
Sixth graders explore the Middle Ages. In this world history instructional activity, 6th graders participate in many activities such as developing a timeline, constructing a Medieval clock, creating a Feudal System Pyramid and completing a review worksheet. This is a unit plan comprised of ten different lessons that address various aspects of the Middle Ages such as the Bubonic Plague, The Crusades and the Byzantine Empire.
What customs did the Ancient Aztecs practice? In this world history worksheet, students utilize a word bank of 10 terms or phrases to answer 10 fill in the blank questions pertaining to the Aztec culture. A short answer question at the end prompts students to think a bit deeper about the role of sacrifice in this civilization.
Students explore world geography by researching Ancient Egypt. In this world history lesson, students examine images of Egypt many centuries ago in order to get a better understanding of the times. Students complete worksheets based on the information they read about the historic country.
In 1941 FDR spoke out on the events at Pearl Harbor. The class will get to analyze word choice, word meaning, author's craft and structure by analyzing an actual draft of this speech. They will look critically at the words used, omitted, and changed in the context of the historical event they convey. After analyzing the draft they listen to the address as it was given in its final form. Web links and a copy of the drafted speech are included.
Students explore the role of the North Atlantic Treaty Organization (NATO). In this world history lesson, students research how the Truman Doctrine, Marshall Plan, "Iron Curtain" speech, and Berlin aircraft set the stage for NATO to form and act as an alliance to prevent the spread of communism. Students investigate how NATO functions today.