Students analyze an interactive map and discuss whether those that colonized Latin America made a positive or a negative impact.
Students will work collaboratively in a variety of stations using maps of Europe and North America to practice their map skills. They will apply their knowledge about data to create graphs.
Students will create a bar graph representing data about China, Japan, North Korea, South Korea, India, and the United States using information from a data bank. The data bank includes information on population, population density, gross domestic product, literacy rates, annual salary, infant mortality, and land area. Then, students will examine a light pollution map to make connections between the data presented and the bar graphs.
Students will compare East Germany’s government post World War II with the United States’ government.
Students will participate in a cross-curricular lesson. They will understand how life for the American Indians changed through engaging in activities that include combining social studies and how life for the American Indians changed, mathematics with perimeter, area, frequency tables, dot plots, and stem-and-leaf plots, science and analyzing a chart to draw conclusions, and English language arts and reading with finding the meaning of unknown words, inferring, and summarizing.