Latin America: Our Neighbors at Home and to the South
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Guatemalan Marketplace Lessons
These lessons are to be used in conjunction with the books, The Most Beautiful Place in the World, by Ann Cameron and Abuela’s Weave and Among the Volcanoes, both by Omar Castaneda

Population Data for Five Central American Countries This Internet-based lesson has students gather data and look for relationships in the data.

Mayan Math
Students learn about the Mayan Number System

Latin America Relief Map Students create relief maps to solidify their learning about landforms.

Three Regions of Latin America: Physical Features, Natural Resources and the Effects Those Have on the Population of Each Region.

Photo Analysis Students analyze two photos of a town in Belize.

Culminating Project: Creating a Newspaper Students create a newspaper with articles that address all the essential questions.

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