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Mayan, Incan, and Aztec civilizations within Latin America
Sixth graders work in groups of three and complete jigsaw readings from the internet website. They complete a fact sheet and concept map on the civilizations using their computers.
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Argentina: Explore Latin America
This is a really neat instructional activity! Kids click on each of the provided links to answer each of 11 questions. They'll discover geographical, demographic, environmental, and cultural facts about Latin America. They'll even learn...
5th - 7th Social Studies & History
Mayan Mathematics and Architecture
Take young scholars on a trip through history with this unit on the mathematics and architecture of the Mayan civilization. Starting with a introduction to their base twenty number system and the symbols they used, this eight-lesson unit...
4th - 8th Math CCSS: Adaptable
Mapping the Americas
Celebrate the geography of the Americas and develop map skills through a series of activities focused on the Western Hemisphere. Learners study everything from earthquakes and volcanoes of the Americas and the relationship between...
3rd - 6th Social Studies & History CCSS: Adaptable
Geography and Early Peoples of the Western Hemisphere
Young historians discover the early people of the western hemisphere. The unit explores how the land changed, how it was used and homes of early Americans such as Incas, Mayans, Inuits, Aztecs, and Pueblos. Individuals also examine these...
5th - 7th Social Studies & History CCSS: Adaptable
Bank Loans Money to Start Businesses
After locating Latin American countries on a world map, children read about how microbanks are loaning money to help start small businesses. Involving both current events and economics, the teacher introduces the article with a map...
4th - 6th Social Studies & History
Are All Latin American Cultures the Same?
The various cultures found within Latin America are the focus of this Social Studies instructional activity. Pupils utilize educational software, plus websites and worksheets embedded in the plan, to complete a concept map which...
6th Social Studies & History