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University of California

The Virgin of Guadalupe

For Teachers 7th
A worldly resource focuses on the transfer of goods, ideas, and religion that took place as part of the Columbian exchange. Academics view sources such as text and artwork to help them complete a worksheet. 
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National Endowment for the Humanities

Treaty Negotiations

For Teachers 6th - 12th Standards
Let's make a deal! Drawing on work in previous unit lessons, young scholars negotiate favorable trade treaties with other nations during the early Modern Empire Era. Their work relies on previously completed activities, as well as...
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National Endowment for the Humanities

Planning for Treaty Negotiations

For Teachers 6th - 12th Standards
The party is over. Now it's time to get to work! Learners acting as agents for a country during the modern Age of Empires develop proposals to negotiate trade deals between the rising global powers. Using research from previous lessons,...
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National Endowment for the Humanities

Hosting a Diplomatic Reception

For Teachers 6th - 12th Standards
The toasts are written, the table is set: it's time to party! Young scholars use a role-playing activity to go toast to toast. After researching and writing toasts for their allied countries during the modern Age of Empires, individuals...
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National Endowment for the Humanities

Writing a Diplomatic Toast

For Teachers 6th - 12th Standards
Here's to you! Using a role-playing activity and primary source analysis, learners discover the importance of diplomacy. Impersonating a diplomat from a great empire, they write a toast to another empire, analyzing the strengths and...
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National Endowment for the Humanities

Analyzing “Intercepted Intelligence”

For Teachers 6th - 12th Standards
A good diplomat needs to know how world events can affect their country. First, class members examine the Papal Bull that excommunicated Queen Elizabeth I from the Roman Catholic Church. Then, learners playing the role of diplomat from...
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National Endowment for the Humanities

Empire Intelligence Briefings

For Teachers 6th - 12th Standards
To trade or not to trade. Young diplomats put their country's best foot forward in a series of briefings for other countries about their nations. The goal is to persuade others to engage in diplomacy and trade. Using a previous lesson...
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National Endowment for the Humanities

Learning about Early Modern Era Empires

For Teachers 6th - 12th Standards
You are a diplomat during the Age of Empire: prepare a briefing about your country. Young scholars take on the challenge using a role-play exercise to examine various empires during the rise of global interconnectedness. Materials...
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New York State Education Department

Global History and Geography Examination: August 2011

For Students 9th - 12th Standards
The Mongols, Spanish, and Ottomans all rewrote history with their conquest and control of empires. Yet, each made its mark differently. Using a variety of secondary and primary sources, pupils consider the similarities and differences...
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PBS

Latino Americans: Timeline of Important Dates

For Students 4th - 12th Standards
From 1500-2000, an interactive timeline details important events related to Latino Americans. Next, to each date are small, yet informative blurbs—some of which include videos. 
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Council for Economic Education

Mercantilists and the Midas Touch

For Students 5th - 8th Standards
What is the connection between greed and mercantilism? Historians consider this question by analyzing a fairy-tale like story about King Midas from the nineteenth century. The background information and excerpt help pupils understand the...
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Council for Economic Education

The Columbian Exchange

For Students 5th - 8th Standards
What did you have for dinner last night? Many scholars ask that question without considering the history behind the foods they eat. Using a simulation, scholars investigate how the foods they eat are the product of the Columbian...
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Council for Economic Education

Christopher Columbus, Entrepreneur? Queen Isabella, Venture Capitalist?

For Students 5th - 8th Standards
What did it take to embark on a journey to unknown lands? Perhaps ambition, but also money! Christopher Columbus had to approach more than one European monarch for financing before he could sail the ocean blue. A read-along play and...
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Smithsonian Institution

Spanish American War

For Students 5th - 12th Standards
Today, Cuba and America sometimes struggle with diplomatic relations, but did you know that America went to war against Spain to free Cuba? Learners examine many interesting facts related to the Spanish American War using an informative...
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Curated OER

El Mundo Hispano

For Teachers 7th - 9th
Welcome to the Spanish-speaking world! Show your learners which countries declare Spanish as their primary language. Included are maps and flags for each Hispanophone country.
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Worksheet
Curated OER

The Period of Discovery: The Boy Columbus

For Students 5th - 8th
Learners increase their reading comprehension skills with a reading passage describing the early life of Christopher Columbus. They read the passage and then answer each of the five comprehension questions.
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Curated OER

Hispanic World - Spain

For Teachers 6th - 11th
Take your class on an electronic field trip to Spain! Visit Cordoba or Barcelona, and run with the bulls (virtually) in Pamplona. Groups search the Internet to find sites that permit them to explore the original Spanish-speaking country....
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Curated OER

Holidays in Hispanic Countries

For Students 6th - 9th
When do Hispanic countries celebrate Flag Day and other prominent holidays? Using the chart provided, beginning Spanish speakers practice writing the dates of select holidays in Spanish. An interesting way to review Spanish dates. 
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Curated OER

Immigration in Spain

For Teachers 11th - 12th
How many people immigrate to Spain illegally each year? Both the United States and Spain see a lot of illegal immigration. Advanced learners will read various articles, compare and contrast the situation in both countries, and discuss...
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National Endowment for the Humanities

La Familia

For Teachers K - 5th Standards
Young scholars identify at least one country where the Spanish language is spoken, describe similarities and differences between Spanish, Mexican, and Puerto Rican families, and practice speaking the Spanish words for several family...
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Manchester College

Spain – Culture and Famous Landmarks

For Teachers 7th - 10th
Introduce your class to Spain and liven up the class period with some Spanish pop music! Learners view a presentation about Spain and take notes on the information before watching a couple of music videos in Spanish. They use listening...
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Curated OER

Spain and Portugal Quiz 1

For Students 6th - 8th
In this Spain and Portugal quiz 1 worksheet, middle schoolers answer 10 trivia-style questions, not interactively, about Spain and Portugal, then scroll down to check their answers.
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Curated OER

El Fútbol Femenino en España

For Teachers 7th - 12th
Students use a worksheet to help focus their research on Spain's national women's soccer league. They access primary sources in Spanish and write a journalistic article using their findings.
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Curated OER

Pequeno Estudio Geografico

For Teachers 8th - 9th
There is rich symbolism behind a country's flag. Have your Spanish speakers research a country's flag and inquire about its symbolism. Then, to prepare for their presentation, each learner could find a way to visually represent their...