Caribbean History Teacher Resources
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Refugees from the Caribbean: Cuban and Haitian “Boat People”
9th - 12th CCSS: Adaptable
Should refugees fleeing poverty be allowed the same entrance into the United States as those fleeing persecution? High schoolers read about US foreign policy in the late 20th century regarding refugees from Cuba and Haiti, and engage in...
Puerto Rico . . . Its Land, History, Culture, and Literature
5th - 7th
Students examine Puerto Rico's location and from its geographic location, reflect on its culture and people. They also read a play by a Puerto Rican author. This is an excellent cross-curricular unit, including history, geography, and...
The Brief American Pageant: America on the World Stage
9th - 12th
America's presence in Alaska and the Caribbean are the focus of this short presentation. Two detailed maps help to illustrate America's growing influence in the regions past its continental borders, which could supplement a more thorough...
Central America and the Caribbean Culture Travel Brochure
Ninth graders take a trip to Central American and the Caribbean. In this culture and geography activity, 9th graders research selected countries of the region. Students use their findings to create tri-fold brochures to share with others.
A Bird's Eye View of the Caribbean: Art, Folklore, and Music
7th - 8th
Students examine the Caribbean in terms of its music, art, and folklore. As a class, they listen to a folktale and discuss the difference between telling a story and reading a story. In groups, they write their own folktale and share...
The Tragedy of Slavery and Its Aftermath, in Beloved: Establishing Contexts for Understanding
9th - 12th
Students examine the history of slavery, and the evolution of the transatlantic slave trade. They watch a video on slavery, read essays, and organize and develop a 15-minute presentation on the history of slavery.
The Most Successful Pirate of All Time
5 mins 6th - 12th CCSS: Adaptable
You've heard of Blackbeard, Black Bart, Calico Jack, and Anne Bonny. But do you recall the most successful pirate of all? Viewers are introduced to the exploits of Madame Zheng and the accomplishments that earned her a place on the list...
Refugees from the Caribbean: Cuban and Haiti "Boat People"
9th - 12th
Learners investigate the plight of Cuban and Haitian refugees. In this refugee lesson, students discover the history of "boat people" and U.S. policies regarding refugees. Learners role play presidential advisers that must recommend new...
Exploring Marine Ecosystems in the Caribbean and Maine
4th - 8th
Students compare the marine habitats of Maine and the Caribbean using temperature, tides, ocean currents, latitude and longitude. In this marine ecosystems lesson, students analyze maps to complete graphic organizers that evaluate the...
Treasure Island by Robert Louis Stevenson Literature Study Guide
7th - 12th CCSS: Adaptable
Yo-ho-ho, Treasure Island can be lots of fun with the aid of a resource that guides readers' exploration of Robert Louis Stevenson's classic tale of buccaneers and buried gold. It's the glory of the read that will turn your pupils' heads.
Dominican Immigration: Understanding the Push-Pull Factors of Immigration to the United States in the 1960's
9th - 12th
Young scholars complete a unit about the history and geography of the Dominican Republic and the reasons for Dominican immigration to the U.S. in the 1960's. They conduct Internet research, write a biographical sketch of Raphael...
Geography of the Western Hemisphere, Government and Economics
6th CCSS: Adaptable
Using photographs, maps, and other primary source documents, sixth graders research the Cuban Missile Crisis to understand how relations between Cuba and the United States changed as the result of the crisis. Groups identify the three...
New World, Old Evils: Latin America and the Holocaust
11th - 12th
Students examine how Latin America was affected by the Holocaust in Europe. In groups, they research topics related to Latin America and World War II. They interview survivors if possible and discover how entire nations were effected...
English Cognates in Various Indo-European Languages
12th - Higher Ed
Studying the history, influences, and cognates of the English language, this presentation provides students in linguistics and language classes with several charts of information on cognates from languages around the world. The slideshow...
The Brief American Pageant: Wilsonian Progressivism at Home and Abroad
9th - 11th
Many various pieces of information about the Wilson administration adorn these slides. For instance, a map with 1912 election results, a chart detailing the organization of holding companies, and another map outlining U.S. presence in...
An Upbeat West Side Story: Puerto Ricans and Postwar Racial Politics in Chicago
Tenth graders read an article about the migration of Puerto Ricans to Chicago. As a class, they identify the barriers the immigrants faced regarding employment and separation from family members. To end the lesson, they work with a...
Breaking the Muslim Monolith: Exploring Stereotypes
9th - 12th CCSS: Adaptable
Bringing to light our own tendencies to stereotype is a key step toward becoming open-minded and informed members of a world community. Use this rich resource to discuss the harmful effects of stereotyping, as well as to consider the...
The Voyage of Slaves in the Transatlantic Slave Trade
5th - 10th CCSS: Adaptable
Use best-teaching practices to discuss the practices and implications of the trans-Atlantic slave trade. Here you'll find a detailed lesson plan involving a variety of collaborative and engaging components, including image analysis,...
Dia de los Muertos Educator Resource Guide
4th - 7th CCSS: Adaptable
What are the origins of el Dia de los Muertos, and how is this tradition observed in contemporary celebrations? With a variety of lesson plans and suggested hands-on activities, here is an excellent resource to reference as you prepare...
President Theodore Roosevelt: Foreign Policy Statesman or Bully?
7th - 12th CCSS: Designed
Can a negative perception of a president's foreign policy harm his or her historical legacy? A project that winds the clock back to the date of Theodore Roosevelt's death puts students at the editorial desk of a fictional newspaper....
Message in a Bottle - A Satellite Journey through the Gulf Stream
7th - 12th
The Gulf Stream has historically provided humans with a faster trade route because of its swift-moving waters. It continues to be a source of information and fascination for oceanographers today. As your class views this collection of...
Hershey and the World: The 5 Themes of Geography and Google Earth
6th - 12th
Young scholars invsestigate cocoa producing regions in the world. In this geography skills lesson, students examine how the 5 themes of geography affect the Hershey Chocolate Company as they compare and contrast cocoa production in...
Visual Arts, Literary Arts, and Performing Arts: Their Connection and Place in America's Minority Culture
9th - 12th
Students explore the rich, varied, and full artistic culture of each of these three minority groups, Native Americans, Chicanos, and African Americans. They explore art through dance, music, literature, and many other different mediums....