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ERIC Number: ED472980
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 2001
Pages: 33
Abstractor: N/A
Reference Count: N/A
Latin America Curriculum. World Neighbors in the Classroom.
World Neighbors, Inc., Oklahoma City, OK.
This collection of lessons about the geography, languages, and social issues of several Latin American countries is intended for use with students in grades 6-12. The collection contains five lesson plans: (1) "Cold in the Tropics?" (Marilyn Kesler); (2) "Going beyond the Map: Comparing Geographic Characteristics and Related Social Issues in Haiti, Bolivia, and Honduras" (Dolores Wilkes Wiloughby); (3) "Atakachau, Hola, Bon Jour, Hello! Languages of Latin America" (Patricia M. Anduss) (includes Handout 1: Language Comparison Chart; Handout 2: Language in Latin America; and Handout 3: Language Regions of Latin America); (4) "My World, Your World: Understanding Basic Economic Activities" (Bob Ehrle) (includes Handout 1: Map of World; Handout 2: My World Your World Chart; and Handout 3: Questions for Graphs); and (5) "The Effects of Hurricane Mitch in Honduras" (Glenda Sullivan). Four maps are attached. Each lesson in the collection identifies appropriate disciplines; provides an introduction or purpose/rationale; suggests time allotment; cites resources needed; gives detailed classroom procedures for the teacher, including assessment activities and extension and enrichment activities; and offers a teacher resource list. (BT)
World Neighbors, 4127 NW 122, Oklahoma City, OK 73120. Tel: 800-242-6387 (Toll Free); Fax: 405-752-9393; e-mail:; Web site: For full text:
Publication Type: Collected Works - General; Guides - Classroom - Teacher
Education Level: N/A
Audience: Practitioners; Teachers
Language: English
Sponsor: N/A
Authoring Institution: World Neighbors, Inc., Oklahoma City, OK.
Identifiers - Location: Bolivia; Haiti; Honduras