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pdf iconAid To Africa Lesson Plan(PDF, 914.1 KB)

9th Grade World Geography: The purpose of this lesson is to expose students to both sides of an issue. It is designed to get the students thinking about an issue, not to teach them what to think about an issue.

pdf iconChange Over Time Lesson Plan(PDF, 2599.7 KB)

9th Grade World Geography: Landscapes can be thought of as nature’s sculpture of Earth’s surface. Student will need to understand the processes on how these landforms are formed and how they affect the patterns of where people live.

pdf iconSpatial Diffusion EpidemicsPandemics Over Time Lesson Plan(PDF, 820.6 KB)

9th Grade World Geography: Epidemics and pandemics can be traced over time showing the process of diffusion and human movement. Students will understand how epidemics and pandemics impact society. In this one day lesson, students will visit four learning centers tracing the movement of four different epidemics and pandemics that have occurred throughout history using a world map, vocabulary cards, technology and personal reflection.

pdf iconThinking Skills in Geography(PDF, 7756.4 KB)

Grades K-8: This engaging workshop for elementary and middle school will challenge
students to think about the world in which we live. Participants will learn how to
engage their students in analytical thinking, which is as an active process where
students construct knowledge of the world. Learn how to incorporate analytical skills into the classroom.

zip iconWelcome to SE Asia(ZIP, 13739.1 KB)
zip iconGeoFabrics Lesson(ZIP, 2757.7 KB)

High School: American businesses are increasingly selecting Southeast Asian countries as locations for their factories, making this region more important to our economy. In this activity the students will research several countries to select a location for a new factory – weighing factors such as economic and political freedom, access to prominent trade routes, wages, and education levels of the workforce. This activity is designed to be completed towards the end of the unit on Southeast Asia as a way to tie all of the themes of the region together. In order to complete this activity, students should have prior knowledge of how to read a population pyramid.

pdf iconEthnic Market Field Study(PDF, 800.8 KB)

The purpose of this assignment is to increase students’ awareness of the role ethnic markets play in an immigrant community, to compare that role to the role played by chain grocery stores, and to practice some important research methods in human geography, including field observation and informal interviews.

zip iconRegionalStudy(ZIP, 863.5 KB)

Grades 9-12: This lesson is designed to introduce the students to the broad overview of the region in a very short amount of time, allowing for more in-depth study of material which must be covered for assessments. It can stand alone as an introduction, or it may be used after the “Southeast Asia Photo Story” activity. 

Related to NPR's Border Stories Series

pdf iconDo-You-Know-Anything-about-What-You-Are-Eating : Cultural Geography(PDF, 124.3 KB)

G8: This lesson is designed to allow students to study the background of the American diet. It is also a means to incorporate technology into the historical/geographical aspects of the lesson.

pdf iconOn-the-Move : Cultural Geography, Toponymy(PDF, 449.9 KB)

G6, G8: Names have meaning and create order. The student will compare place names as a means of investigating immigration patterns.

pdf iconThe Geographic Influences of Texas Settlement : Migration and Settlement(PDF, 1145.0 KB)

G8: The lesson is an analysis of various maps of Texas between 1821-1861 that will be used to show the settlement and development of Texas by various ethnic groups.

Title Grade Level TEKS Keywords Description
Aid To Africa Lesson Plan (PDF, 914.1 KB) 9 9.15 Citizenship, Africa The purpose of this lesson is to expose students to both sides of an issue. It is designed to get the students thinking about an issue, not to teach them what to think about an issue.
Change Over Time Lesson Plan (PDF, 2599.7 KB) 9

9.3B, 9.4B, 9.21C, 9.22A, 9.22C

Landforms, Physical Landscapes can be thought of as nature’s sculpture of Earth’s surface. Student will need to understand the processes on how these landforms are formed and how they affect the patterns of where people live.