ERIC Number: ED349237
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1992
Reference Count: 0
Mapping Latin America for Grades Six to Ten. Third Edition.
Stanford Univ., CA. Stanford Program on International and Cross Cultural Education.
This unit, to be used with students in grades 6-10, has been designed to serve three purposes. First, the unit acts as an introduction to, or review of, fundamental geographic concepts and vocabulary. Second, it teaches students about the basic physical and political geography of Latin America. Third, students learn to examine maps with a critical eye towards political and technical limitations. The unit contains seven lessons. It begins with a review of basic world geography (lesson one). Two "map hunt" activities follow, that engage students in a search for the countries and main physiographic features of Latin America (lessons two and three). Students label maps with this information. Next, students learn or review the use of latitude and longitude by searching for major Latin American cities (lesson four). Students discover the complex nature of Latin American climate (lesson five), and learn to examine the limitations of making flat representations of the world (lesson six). Finally, students engage in a geographic pursuit in which they also review previously taught material (lesson seven). (DB)
Descriptors: Area Studies, Developing Nations, Foreign Countries, Geographic Concepts, Geography Instruction, Intermediate Grades, Learning Activities, Maps, Secondary Education, Skill Development, Social Studies, Teaching Methods, Units of Study
SPICE--Stanford Program on International and Cross-Cultural Education, Littlefield Center, Room 14, 300 Lasuen Street, Stanford University, Stanford, CA 94305-5013 ($17.95 includes slide for the unit).
Publication Type: Guides - Classroom - Teacher
Education Level: N/A
Audience: Teachers; Practitioners
Authoring Institution: Stanford Univ., CA. Stanford Program on International and Cross Cultural Education.
Identifiers: Latin America
Note: The Latin America Project, SPICE.