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...
Global Oneness Project
Angkor Wat, a UNESCO World Heritage Site located in Cambodia, is the focus of a lesson that asks class members to consider factors that could result in the destruction of these archeological treasures. Pupils listen to a lecture on the...
Exploring Canadian Heritage
Middle schoolers use the online Atlas as a research tool to find information on national parks and world heritage sites.
Geography Now! Italy
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...
Who Built Great Zimbabwe? And why?
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...
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...
Global Oneness Project
After the Quake: Preserving the Artifacts of Kathmandu
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...
Geography Now! South Korea (ROK)
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...
San Francisco Symphony
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...
Global Oneness Project
Documenting Architectural Heritage
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...
World Tourism Day
In this World Tourism Day worksheet, learners 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,...
Celebrating Asian and Pacific-Island Heritage
Students complete a variety of activities surrounding Asian Pacific American Heritage Month in May.
Geography and Culture in South Carolina
Students explore South Carolina. For this cultural heritage lesson, students investigate the topography of South Carolina using maps. Students are engaged in identifying the different regions of the state and examine the cultural...
"What is it Like to be an Outsider?”: Building Empathy for the Experiences of Immigrants
This lesson highlights the struggles of immigrants and the importance of showing empathy. Beginning with a read-aloud of a book in another language and a poem, scholars take part in a thoughtful discussion. Then, the class examines a...
Auschwitz Episode Guide: Corruption
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...
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.
Learners research how and why different parts of the world were colonized, considering the pros and cons for both the rulers and the ruled.
Celebrate Hispanic Heritage Month
Young scholars explore Spanish speaking countries. In this multi-cultural literacy instructional activity, students research a country in which Spanish is the official language, and create a related travel brochure on the computer.
Hispanic Heritage Activity Fun
Students research information on hispanic cultures. They complete worksheets and examine pictures. They discuss how their culture is different from hispanic culture.
Around The World
Students search the Internet through a sequence of steps to reach the country of their nationality. They research and collect information about their country.
Students examine the man-made wonders of the world. In this current events lesson, students research selected websites to learn more about the most recent wonders of the world competition. Students also research Stonehenge.
Pile 'em High?
Learners explore the concept of architectural heritage. In this architecture lesson, students visit selected websites to compare and contrast the architectural features in world cities.
The Seven Wonders of the Republic of Korea
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.
Journey Under the Sea
Discover the interesting world of maritime archaeology and explorations under the sea with this nice set of worksheets, which cover such topics as search tools and techniques of underwater archaeology, carbon dating, vessel types, and...