Middle

Bulletin Board Display: The Banana, From Guatemala to your Table

In this lesson, students will portray on a bulletin board or classroom wall the story of the banana. Students will learn how the history of the banana and how it is cultivated, transported and distributed.

Search for the Lost Cave People

In this lesson, students will examine primary source documents to draw inferences about 17th century American colonists.

Central American Activity Sheets

This packet has an activity sheet per each Central American country within Latin America. Each sheet gives a map of the country, background information and fun activities to do in order to test knowledge of specific country. Email our Outreach coordinator Clea Conlin at cconlin@email.arizona.edu for materials.

Reading About and Discussing the Role of Women in Slavery

In this lesson, students will learn some specific aspects of slavery and will also discover the role slave women played in shaping Caribbean culture and the struggle for abolishing slavery.

Word Puzzles

In this lesson, students will be able to identify and use a variety of borrowed words from both English and Spanish in order to complete a word puzzles. Students will also be made aware of how languages, in this case English and Spanish, can evolve through contact with another language and the products and way of life represented by that language.

Grid Maps

In this lesson, students will be able to draw a freehand map using lines of latitude and longitude. Students will be given the opportunity to construct a map, focusing attention on geographical details.

A Bucaneer Board Game

In this lesson, students will play a board game in order to become familiar with Caribbean geography by tracing a theoretical buccaneer route and will also become familiar with the products of colonial America.

Brazil: Lost in the Rainforest

In the lesson students will learn about the Amazon rainforest, practice extensive and intensive listening and identify a variety of tropical animals.

The Favelas of Rio: A Dramatization

In this lesson, students will recognize and describe a favela and the life of the favelados, be able to explain the economic reasons behind the formation of a favela and explain the social consequences of life in a favela

Reading a 19th Century Description of a Slave Auction

Students will explore a reading describing how Brazilian slaves were treated as commodities instead of human beings. After, students will be be able to descrivbe a Brazilian slave auction as well as some of the types of work performed by slaves in Brazil.
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