Australia Research Project

From Monday, May 15 – Thursday, May 18, students will work during class time to complete the Australia Research Project.  For this project, students will create a poster containing information about Canadian geography (physical, political, and cultural), history, economics, and civics/government.  This project, which will be graded as a Summative Assessment, will help introduce students to Australia and the requirements contained in the Georgia Performance Standards (SS6G12, SS6G13, SS6G14, SS6CG6, SS6CG7, SS6E8, SS6E9, SS6E10, SS6H8, and SS6H9), while also allowing them to research aspects of Australian life that are not directly tied to one of the standards.  The following resources contain information that students can use to help them accurately complete the project:

Resources:

Australia Introduction Project Instructions and Rubric

CultureGrams: Kids Edition – Australia

CIA – The World Factbook

Britannica School: Australia

Latin America Social Media Project

From Wednesday, May 10 through Friday, May 12, students will be given an opportunity to demonstrate their understanding of the Cuban Revolution and the Zapatista guerrilla movement by completing the Latin America Social Media Project.  During this project, students will create a “Tweet” and an Instagram post (non-technology project) from the perspective of people involved in the Cuban Revolution and the Zapatista movement.  Each post will include a picture and caption, explaining the impact of the event.  Additionally, students will complete an evaluative written response, where they will discuss their point of view and summarize the impact of the revolution/movement.  Completed projects will be collected at the end of class on Thursday, May 11, and graded as a Summative Assessment.  The following links contain project instructions, templates, and additional content related information.

Templates and Instructions:

Latin America Social Media Project Instructions – Twitter and Instagram

Twitter Template

Instagram Template

Text Resources:

Britannica School: Cuban Revolution

Britannica School: Fidel Castro

Britannica School: Zapatista National Liberation Army

Video Resources:

YouTube: Who are the Zapatistas?

Latin American History: Zapatista Guerrilla Movement

On Monday, May 8 and Tuesday, May 9, students will learn about the impact of the Zapatista guerrilla movement in Mexico.  Students will be provided with required reading articles to assist students in learning about this topic before they are asked to complete various graphic organizers and assignments.  Students should these resources and the additional materials listed below to increase their knowledge and understanding of this topic.

Presentations: 

Zapatista Movement Presentation

Graphic Organizers:

Zapatista Movement Graphic Organizer

Text Resources:

Britannica School: Zapatista National Liberation Army

Video Resources:

YouTube: Who are the Zapatistas?

Latin American History: Cuban Revolution

On Wednesday, May 3 and Thursday, May 4, students will learn about the impact of the Cuban Revolution and the role of Fidel Castro.  Students will be provided with required reading articles to assist students in learning about these topics before they are asked to complete various graphic organizers and assignments.  Students should these resources and the additional materials listed below to increase their knowledge and understanding of these topics.

Presentations: 

Cuban Revolution Presentation

Graphic Organizers:

Cuban Revolution Graphic Organizer

Cuban Revolution Summarizer Activity

Text Resources:

Britannica School: Cuban Revolution

Britannica School: Fidel Castro

Video Resources:

BrainPop: Cold War (*Not specifically about Cuba, but adds context!)

Latin American History: Independence Movements

On Monday, May 1 and Tuesday, May 2, students will learn about various independence movements that occurred in Latin America, including those led by Toussaint L’Ouverture, Simón Bolívar, and Miguel Hidalgo.  Students will be provided with required reading articles to assist students in learning about these topics before they are asked to complete various graphic organizers and assignments.  Students should these resources and the additional materials listed below to increase their knowledge and understanding of these topics.

Presentations: 

Latin America Independence Movements Presentation

Graphic Organizers:

Latin American Independence Movement Chart

Latin America Independence Movement Map

Latin American Independence Movement Venn Diagram

Text Resources:

Britannica School: Toussaint L’Ouverture

Britannica School: Simón Bolívar

Britannica School: Miguel Hidalgo y Costilla

Video Resources:

BrainPop: Simón Bolívar

Latin American History: Columbian Exchange and Slavery

From Monday April 17 – Friday, April 28, students will learn about Latin American history, focusing on the impact of Columbian Exchange and Slavery on both the New World and the old.  Students will be provided with required reading articles to assist students in learning about these topics before they are asked to complete various graphic organizers and assignments.  Students should these resources and the additional materials listed below to increase their knowledge and understanding of these topics.

Presentations: 

Columbian Exchange and Slavery Presentation

Graphic Organizers:

Columbian Exchange and Slavery Graphic Organizers

Columbian Exchange Map Activity

Text Resources:

Britannica School: Latin America – Conquest and Colonialism

Britannica School: African Slaves in the Americas

Video Resources:

BrainPop: Columbian Exchange

BrainPop: Slavery

Latin American History: Aztec and Inca Civilizations

From Monday April 10 – Friday, April 14, students will learn about Latin American history, focusing on early two major indigenous groups (Aztec and Inca) and the impact that Spanish exploration had on their civilizations.  Students will be provided with a required reading article to assist students in learning about these groups before they are asked to complete various graphic organizers and assignments.  Students should these resources and the additional materials listed below to increase their knowledge and understanding of these topics.

Presentations: 

PowerPoint – Aztecs and Incas

Graphic Organizers:

Aztec and Inca Graphic Organizer

Aztecs and Incas Venn Diagram

Text Resources:

Britannica School: Aztec

Britannica School: Montezuma II

Britannica School: Hernán Cortés

Britannica School: Incas

Britannica School: Francisco Pizarro

Video Resources:

BrainPop: Aztec Civilization

BrainPop: Inca Civilization

Latin American Geography (Maps) Summative Test

On Tuesday, March 28, students will complete the Latin American Geography (Maps) Summative Test.  Students spent the preceding week learning about Latin American Geography and will continue reviewing for this assessment on Monday, March 27.  Please visit the following links to find more information to help you prepare for this test:

Latin American Geography: Political and Physical Geography Map Activity

CultureGrams: North America

CultureGrams: South America 

CIA – The World Factbook

Latin American Geography: Environmental Issues in Latin America

On Friday, March 24 and Monday, March 27, students will be learning about the causes, effects, and possible solutions to the environmental issues in Latin America.  These environmental issues include:

  • Air pollution in Mexico City, Mexico
  • Destruction of the Rainforest in Brazil
  • Oil-Related Pollution in Venezuela

While learning about these issues, students will read text resources, watch a variety of video clips, and complete various assignments.  Please use the following links to assist you in learning how to address these issues.

Presentation:

Latin America Environmental Issues Presentation

Graphic Organizer:

Environmental Issues Graphic Organizer

Video Resources:

BrainPop: Air Pollution

BrainPop: Fossil Fuels

BrainPop: Water Pollution

Text Resources:

Britannica School: Alternative Energy Article #1

Britannica School: Alternative Energy Article #2

Britannica School: Alternative (Renewable) Energy Article #3

Latin American Geography: Political and Physical Geography Map Activity

On Wednesday, March 22 and Thursday, March 23, students are instructed to complete the Latin American Political and Physical Geography Map Activity.  The map activity required students to accurately label major Latin American countries and physical features, which will be assessed on upcoming Summative Assessments (Map Test and Evaluative Written Response).  The Latin American Political and Physical Geography Map Activity will also be graded as a Formative Assessment, once completed.

Latin America Map Activity – Political and Physical

Latin American Geography Flashcards