The purpose of this lesson is to teach students about the agricultural products of Venezuela and the relationship of agriculture and climate. Students will develop their skills to read and interpret maps and charts, and will be able to collect data to organize into a chart.
In this lesson students will learn new vocabulary related to climate change, distinguish between local climate and weather, explore the meaning of average climate data by calculating average temperatures, learn about global warming, role play as climatologists and think critically about climate adaptions.
In this lesson, students will create their own paintings and will be able to analyze the technique used in relation to Latin American art, identify some of the flora and fauna in Mexico and discuss the raw materials of art and the artists environment.
In this unit, students will identify choices or alternative actions and their possible consequences in respect to problems of cultural diversity, conflict, cultural change, population and more. Students will discuss major issues facing the contemporary world and hypothesize about possible solutions to these problems. Email our Outreach Coordinator Clea Conlin at firstname.lastname@example.org for the unit.
In this lesson, students will become familiar with certain types of statistics and discuss how these relate to real human experience. Students will examine key statistics which give us some idea of the quality of life in two Central American nations and one Caribbean nation.
In this activity, students see how scientists began to unravel the meaning of Maya glyphs and then determine their own birth date using the Maya Long Count calendar system. Students will understand use the Maya Long Count calendar system to calculate sums and explain some of the differences between the Maya and U.S. mathematical systems.
This unit is intended to focus on some aspects of Guatemalan life and history that are of great significance to understanding the people of Guatemala today. Certain aspects include Mayan achievements in time recording and math, as well as the history of the U.S. driven coup of 1954 and even forces driving environmental destruction in the Peten, Guatemala. There are 5 lessons in this unit.