Middle

Ecuador: WOW!

This unit focuses on the country of Ecuador and includes two lesson plans regarding Five Themes of Geography and a a Map Search. Along with the two lesson plans, a story is included which helps students get an idea of Ecuador as a country. This unit gives a good general overview of Ecuador, including all the necessary handouts to complete the activities outlined in the lesson plans. Email our Outreach Coordinator Clea Conlin at cconlin@email.arizona.edu for the materials to this unit.

Exploring Fused Identity in Brazilian Culture

Students will be introduced to the geographic and cultural diversity of Brazil, allowing students to explore hybrid and fused identity along with the negotiations that are connected with these ideas. Students can use the Brazilian experience as a leans for examining issues of diversity and identity in the United States. Email our Outreach Coordinator Clea Conlin at cconlin@email.arizona.edu for the materials to teach this lesson.

From Culture to Culture: A Reflection of Quechua Culture in Tigua Paintings

This unit contains six lessons in which students will learn about the Tigua communities through paintings and indigenous life in general by reflecting on their own cultural practices and listening to personal experiences by Zsuzsa Nemeth. Email our Outreach Coordinator Clea Conlin at cconlin@email.arizona.edu for the curricular materials.

Ecuador: People and their Impact on the Environment

The purpose of this unit is to have students consider how Ecuadorians have altered their environment and for what reasons. Students will study the impact of these changes, as well as how people think about their environment. Students will look at Ecuador as a case study and then reflect on their own community, and how their environment is altered by humans. Overall the goal of this unit is to help students use their own observation to identify issues affecting their society and reflect on what should be done to minimize the clash between people and the environment.

Dinosaurs in Argentina

In this lesson plan, students will understand why Argentina is a good place to search for dinosaur fossils and learn basic information about recent dinosaur excavations in Argentina.

Brazil: Lost in the Rainforest

In this lesson students will learn about the Amazon rain forest by practicing listening skills and identifying a variety of tropical animals. For this lesson you will need to download 4 tracks to listen to of sounds found in the Amazon. These tracks can be found on the website OnestopEnglish.com under the Teenagers tab, click Brazil Lost in the Rainforest. This is a very fun way to teach about the Amazon as it includes sounds for students to listen to and practice listening skills.

An Introduction to Brazil

This unit includes multiple lessons that cover a variety of important topics related to Brazil such as Brazil's climate, capoeira, different organization in Brazil, Portuguese and more.

Bolivia Family Relationships Teacher's Guide

In this guide, teacher's can utilize information ranging from Bolivian greetings, important Bolivian vocabulary, learning from a Bolivian fact sheet, reading profiles on Bolivian children, reading famous Bolivian tales and learning how to make a Bolivian craft. Fully immerse your students in Bolivian culture with this lengthy guide. Email our Outreach Coordinator Clea Conlin at cconlin@email.arizona.edu for access to the document.

Migration Simulation

This simulation game and the discussion it generates will help participants gain some understanding of the factors that lead many to leave their families and homes, making the difficult and risky decision to migrate. The focus is on migration across the U.S. and Mexican border. Email our Outreach Coordinator Clea Conlin at cconlin@email.arizona.edu for the full document .

The Fandango in Son Jarocho: The Community Tradition and Improvisation of Son Jarocho

The fandango community celebration is central to the Son Jarocho tradition of Veracruz, Mexico. This lesson explores the core elements of the fandango: instruments, voice and verse, and rhythmic dance.
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