World Heritage Site Teacher Resources

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Mapping World Heritage

For Teachers 3rd - 8th Standards
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...
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Architectural Wonders

For Teachers 9th - 12th Standards
Angkor Wat, a UNESCO World Heritage Site located in Cambodia, is the focus of a instructional activity that asks class members to consider factors that could result in the destruction of these archeological treasures. Pupils listen to a...
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Exploring Canadian Heritage

For Teachers 6th - 8th
Learners use the online Atlas as a research tool to find information on national parks and world heritage sites.
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Geography Now! Italy

For Students 8th - Higher Ed Standards
It's known for its pasta and its famous progeny, but Italy is home to more than 50 World Heritage sites—and a plethora of lesser-known places. The country sits on an active fault zone, and it houses a third of Europe's fauna. A...
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Who Built Great Zimbabwe? And why?

For Students 6th - 12th Standards
It's hard to image that a mystery surrounds the second largest settlement ruins found in Africa. Who built this stone city? Why was it built? What happened to it? Why was it abandoned? A short video explores the controversies surrounding...
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Tripitaka Korea

For Teachers 7th - 12th
National treasures of cultural significance are always wonderful to share with learners. Expose them to the world's largest collection of woodblock text, the Tripitaka. It's a collection of 80,000 woodblocks containing the entire...
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After the Quake: Preserving the Artifacts of Kathmandu

For Teachers 9th - 12th Standards
On April 28, 2015, a 7.8 earthquake ruptured the Kathmandu Valley in Nepal. Seven UNESCO World Heritage sites are located in this valley. The efforts of experts and archeologists to restore three of them—Kathmandu Durbar Square, Patan...
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Geography Now! South Korea (ROK)

For Students 8th - Higher Ed Standards
Its brother to the north may get most of the attention in the news, but South Korea is considered one of the Asian tiger nations. The country is home to numerous World Heritage sites, a booming tech industry, and is the fifth largest...
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Heritage Song

For Teachers 3rd - 5th
Learning how to compare and contrast is a core skill. Learners compare two music selections that showcase a specific heritage. They draw and discuss how each song and the composers of each song used their personal heritage as...
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Documenting Architectural Heritage

For Teachers 9th - 12th Standards
Imagine going from being one of the richest, most important cities in the world to one of the poorest. Imagine the history captured in the architecture of such a city. Imagine these same now abandoned buildings being destroyed. How would...
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Buddhist Art and Architecture of Korea

For Teachers 9th - 12th
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...
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World Tourism Day

For Students 5th - 10th
In this World Tourism Day worksheet, students 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,...
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Family Heritage

For Teachers 6th - 8th
Students research their family heritage by interviewing family members. Using their responses, they record them in an organized fashion and develop a presentation. Using the Internet, they locate an artistic representation of their...
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Celebrating Asian and Pacific-Island Heritage

For Teachers K - 12th
Students complete a variety of activities surrounding Asian Pacific American Heritage Month in May.
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Geography and Culture in South Carolina

For Teachers 4th - 6th
Learners explore South Carolina. In this cultural heritage lesson plan, students investigate the topography of South Carolina using maps. Learners are engaged in identifying the different regions of the state and examine the cultural...
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The Heritage Project

For Teachers 2nd - 4th
Learners explore different cultures. In this cultural lesson plan, students present interesting facts about their family history. Learners research flags from different countries. Students also have a cultural day involving parents to...
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Explore Eastern North Carolina Heritage Through Tourism

For Teachers 8th - 12th
Young scholars 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...
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Where We Came From

For Teachers 3rd - 8th
Pupils explore their family heritage by researching the country or countries where their ancestors were born.
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Auschwitz Episode Guide: Corruption

For Teachers 9th - 12th
Students examine life at the Auschwitz concentration camp. They watch and discuss a PBS documentary, analyze reasons for prosecuting perpetrators after the war, and develop criteria for recognizing Internet sites developed by Holocaust...
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Discovering Me

For Teachers 9th
Read selections from recommended autobiographies, poetry and short stories. Interview family members to collect material useful for constructing a family tree or other types of family history.
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Archaeological Sites in Washington State

For Teachers 9th - 12th
Students conduct research on various archaeological sites in Washington state. They read articles, define key terms, analyze the law pertaining to Native American grave sites, and explore an archaeology website.
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Imperial Notions

For Teachers 6th - 12th
Learners research how and why different parts of the world were colonized, considering the pros and cons for both the rulers and the ruled.
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Celebrate Hispanic Heritage Month

For Teachers 4th - 6th
Students explore Spanish speaking countries.  For this multi-cultural literacy lesson, students research a country in which Spanish is the official language, and create a related travel brochure on the computer.
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Archaeological sites in Washington State

For Teachers 9th - 12th
Students investigate the Kennewick Man. In this archeology lesson plan, students conduct research to determine why various Native American groups claim the remains of the man as part of their tribes.