South American History Teacher Resources

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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. For this geography lesson, students research landmarks of historical or national significance and use their findings to create slideshows.
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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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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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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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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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Geospy

For Teachers 9th - 12th
Students role play as tour operators by planning a group tour to a country in Africa, Asia, or South America. They research the culture, physical geography, and history of one of the countries to highlight their tour destinations. They...
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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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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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Trade Missions

For Teachers 4th - 6th
Students research the products of countries in Central and South America. t research which products from the countries they represent are imported to the United States. They create tables and/or graphs to indicate annual totals.
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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 plan, students research South American based on their export products to create a...
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Country: Brazil

For Teachers 1st - 12th
Students use the internet to explore the culture, history, language and animals of Brazil. They read first hand accounts of students growing up in the South American country.
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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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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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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
In 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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The Land of the Inca

For Teachers K - 2nd
Young scholars identify The United States, North America, and South America on a world map. They discuss how the people of South America live and describe the geography of the land.
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Taking the Lead

For Teachers 6th - 12th
Learners discover how officials are elected in countries of interest to them. After reading an article, they examine election fraud allegations in Peru. They create a poster showing the election process and assess them in a written essay.
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The Columbian Exchange

For Students 6th - 8th Standards
What did you have for dinner last night? Many scholars ask that question without considering the history behind the foods they eat. Using a simulation, scholars investigate how the foods they eat are the product of the Columbian...
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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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South America Commercials

For Teachers 6th - 8th
Middle schoolers 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...
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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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Maya, Aztec, and Inca Civilizations

For Teachers 5th Standards
A 10-lesson unit explores the Maya, Aztec, and Inca civilizations. Over the course of two weeks, scholars read nonfiction excerpts, discuss their findings, and complete activities. An assessment equipped with multiple choice and matching...