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Brand new! Published in 2010. The best introduction to South America. Action-packed lessons! Covers the geography, history, politics, economics, and culture of South America. Chock full of brain games, it concludes with the “Mother of All Tests.”
Geography: Students begin with mapping famous people from South America, everybody from Atahualpa and Simon Bolivar to Che Guevara and Christina Aguilera. Using an atlas, students play “Jeopardy” with South American superlatives – the world’s biggest rainforest, longest mountain range, largest river system, driest desert, and so on. We cover all Five Themes of Geography.
History: How Spain conquered and ruled South America for three centuries. The Spanish legacy explains economic and political problems in South America today. Simon Bolivar and the independence movements. The relationship between the U.S. and South America. Lots of games about the “Colossus of the North.”
Government: During the Cold War, this was a land of military dictatorships. Today, however, the trend is popularly-elected governments. The most colorful and controversial president? Hugo Chavez of Venezuela!
Economics: Using charts, students can easily understand abstract concepts like GDP, per capita income, life expectancy, and literacy rate. Using Brazil as a model, students examine the strengths and weaknesses of one country’s economy. Concerning foreign debt, read the shocking story of how Argentina’s entire economy collapsed in 2001. There’s a big section on trade – especially globalization, free trade, comparative advantage, and trade deficits. Discover why there’s a wide gap between the very rich and the very poor.Culture: Using our worksheets, students write country reports that cover everything from A to Z! H is for Holidays – what holidays are typical of this culture? T is for Taboo – what behaviors are consider totally unacceptable? Y is for Yum! What foods and dishes were invented in this country?
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- Lectures and Stories―provide the basic facts behind the subject being covered and help establish a framework for further learning
- Interactive Exercises―develop higher levels of skill through graphic organizers, maps, charts, timelines, important documents and links to other materials
- Games―Unique action Games, brain games and board Games are fun, exciting, encourage fast-paced learning, and provide practice in all 6 levels of Bloom
- The Tests―practice and preparation for the end-of-grade state tests, with hundreds of practice test questions.
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