History

Brazil Unit

Students will analyze primary sources, role play, study maps and interpret events in history to gain an enduring understanding of the forced movement of people and culture from Africa to Brazil.

Two Exercises Relating to Family Trees

In this lesson students will understand the use and formation of the double surname, and will be able to relate their understanding t other families and their own through activities and discussion.

The Way to Venezuela Lesson Plan

In this lesson, students will investigate various faucets of Venezuelan culture, politics, history and current events to develop an introductory chapter of a guidebook to the country. They then speculate on how the recent ousting and reinstatement of President Hugo Chavez might affect the information provided in their guidebook introduction.

A Class Project Booklet on Simon Bolivar

In this lesson students will study Simon Bolivar, a military hero, and will share information about him in order to learn of Latin America's struggle for independence from Spain and become acquainted with this great figure in Latin American history. Students will compile each of their reports on Simon Bolivar to make a class booklet detailing his life.

Reading about and Modeling the Petroleum Route

Venezuela is one of the major petroleum exporting countries in the world. In this unit, students will read a brief history of the petroleum industry in this nation and will be able to describe the role of petroleum in Venezuela, both historically and presently. Students will then model an oil field and the petroleum route in order to gage their understanding of petroleum relating to Venezuela.

A Demographer's Task

In this lesson, students will be able to give a general description of the population of Venezuela, making use of the skills and vocabulary learned through this unit. Students will also become familiar with the use of pie charts and several kinds of statistics.

Making a "Bull of Tachira"

During the Christmas season in the Venezuelan State of Tachira, a bull appears on the streets of the towns to add excitement to the holiday festivities. The class will make its own bull for a festive occasion or to display to other classes.

Tour of South America

Students will become familiar with a famous city, landmark, ancient ruin or natural wonder in South America.In order to grasp their understanding of what place they chose, students will create a slideshow with images and facts about the significance of that South American site to present to the class.

Two Readings about Folk Medicine in Peru

In this lesson, students will read two readings about folk medicine, one with general information and another that looks closer at the practice of folk medicine. They will understand the practice of folk medicine in Peru and will be able to relate where and why it is prevalent and the types of "treatments" that are employed.

Chasqui Relay Race of the Inca Empire

This lesson is an entertaining way for students to learn about the Inca communication system and broaden their knowledge of the Inca empire.
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