South American History Teacher Resources

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Middle School World History

For Teachers 6th - 8th Standards
A 22-lesson Middle School World History unit uses a unique problem-solving approach to teach tweens economic history. After reading articles that provide background information, pupils engage in activities and simulations that require...
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Sacred Stories of Native Americans

For Teachers 6th - 12th Standards
A Native America in the Classroom collection provides six videos and support materials about indigenous peoples who lived throughout North, Central, and South America. Young historians are introduced to Incan and Hopi origin stories, a...
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Tour Of South America

For Teachers 6th - 8th
Students explore South America. In this geography lesson, students research landmarks of historical or national significance and use their findings to create slideshows.
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Let's Travel to South America

For Teachers 3rd - 5th
Introduce young scholars to the wonders of South America. Each slide contains images and text relating basic facts about South American people, history, animals, and environment. This would be a good introduction to a new or upcoming...
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Countries of South America

For Teachers 6th - 8th
Students focus on the geography of the countries of South America. Using a map, they identify the European countries who claimed the South American countries and research the influences they had on South America. To end the lesson,...
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Metal Tooling with Colored Pencils

For Teachers K - 12th
Take your art class back centuries to the art of metal tooling. This is an art technique also referred to as embossing, or repajado in Mexico and South America. This is a fun project to introduce a new technique and new materials. This...
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War and Nation Building in Latin America: Crash Course World History 225

For Students 9th - 12th Standards
Does war hinder the growth of nation-states, or does it facilitate development? A video from Crash Course World History examines this question in the context of Latin America, particularly how the lack of international war in Central and...
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Spanish-Speaking South America

For Students 7th - 8th
In this South America worksheet, students learn about the history and development of Spanish-speaking South America. Students utilize a graphic organizer and answer several questions based on their reading.
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Spanish-Speaking South America

For Students 7th - 8th
For this Spanish-Speaking worksheet, students fill in nine questions about the history, resources, and culture of various countries in South America without using a word bank.
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Exploring South America

For Teachers 7th - 9th
Students research South American to prepare a PowerPoint presentation about its culture, traditions, and societies. In this South American research lesson, students research South American based on their export products to create a...
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Olinguito

For Students 6th - 12th Standards
Sometimes a brand new species of mammal is hiding right under our noses! Meet the olinguito, a raccoon-like mammal from South America. Part of a larger playlist on mammals, an interesting video discusses how a researcher from The...
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South America Commercials

For Teachers 6th - 8th
Students create commercials that promote travel to South American countries in this middle-level lesson for the Social Studies classroom. The lesson suggests using educational software including MS Word, MS Powerpoint, and MS Publisher.
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What's In a Name?

For Teachers 4th - 8th Standards
What is in a name? Eager historians trace the geographical history of places in the United States with Spanish names. Using a worksheet activity, clues, and web research developed in conjunction with the PBS "Latinos in America" series,...
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Economic Systems of the Incas and Aztecs

For Teachers 6th - 8th Standards
The Inca and Aztecs created vast economic empires in South America, but how did economics play a role? A simulation activity and reading help scholars evaluate the kinds of markets these great civilizations created. They then consider...
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South America

For Students 7th - 10th
A word bank provides the terms for 14 fill-in-the-blank statements about South American history. Intended as a guided reading exercise for a specific text, this handout may yet be useful as a pre- or post-assessment. It does not include...
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South American Quiz 2

For Students 6th - 12th
In this South American worksheet, learners complete short answer questions about the history and geography about South America. Students answer 10 short answer questions.
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Spirits Across the Ocean: Yoruban and Dahomean Cultures in the Caribbean Brought by the Slave Trade

For Teachers 6th - 12th
Much of Latin American music owes its origins to the slave trade. Peoples from the Yoruban and Dahomean cultures brought with them the distinctive rhythms, time signatures, and eighth note patterns that now characterize Caribbean music....
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Travel Diary

For Teachers 10th
Darwin kept a travel diary as he voyaged to South America, noting the politics, geography, cultures, animals, and interesting facts he encountered. Your class will do the same. Each student chooses a country to research and keep a five...
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Expansion of the Inca Empire

For Teachers 9th - 12th Standards
If you could write your own history textbook, what would you include? Learners play the role of textbook writers by examining evidence of the Inca Empire. With primary sources from Spanish and indigenous perspectives, as well as images,...
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Spanish-Speaking South America

For Students 6th - 7th
In this South America worksheet, students complete a chart detailing factors that have shaped the subregion, then fill in a graphic organizer. There are also two map questions.
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Early Civilizations of the Andes

For Students 7th - 10th
In this South American culture activity, students respond to 8 multiple choice questions about the early civilizations of the Andes region.
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Tango Bingo

For Teachers 5th - 8th
Students research tango music and dancing and research where it comes from. In this tango lesson plan, students research Argentina and South America while learning about the tango and making posters of it.
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World History Worksheet # 7 Questions

For Students 6th - 8th
What do we know about the ancient Mayan civilization? For this world history worksheet, students utilize a word bank of 10 terms or phrases pertaining to the Mayan and Olmec to answer 10 fill-in-the-blank questions about the...
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Itaipu Dam and Power Plant (Brazil and Paraguay)

For Teachers 6th - 8th
Learners study South America's Itaipu Dam and Power Plant in order to gain an understanding that hydroelectric power is a major means of generating electricity throughout the world. They also look into the environmental impacts that...

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