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Title: Social Studies Strands


1
Social Studies Strands
  • Mexico 2nd grade
  • Emily Marshall Emily Cowell
  • Dr. Helms ED 417

2
The Strands
  • American Heritage
  • People and Society
  • World Interactions
  • Decision Making and Resources
  • Democratic Process
  • Citizenship Rights and Responsibilities
  • Science and Technology

3
American Heritage
  • Activities and Websites

4
American Heritage Activities
  • Have students create a timeline recording the
    important dates of Mexican history and American
    history.
  • Have students pick a significant date in Mexican
    history and write a paragraph about each.
  • After reading the books The Incas and The Aztecs,
    have the students compare between the two tribes.
  • Watch the video The Spanish Explorers of America.
    Have them write about their favorite explorer.
  • Have students participate in the Cinco de Mayo
    celebration, where they listen to Mexican music
    and eat Mexican food.

5
American Heritage Websites
  • http//encarta.msn.com
  • http//209.145.57.115/forms/mexicoholidays.htm
  • http//www.encyclopedia.com/
  • http//www.web-holidays.com/demayo
  • http//www.mexonline.com/

6
People in Society
  • Activities and Websites

7
People in Society Activities
  • Students use How Would You Survive CD-Rom about
    the Aztecs, to learn about their daily lives.
  • Students will make a Venn Diagram comparing and
    contrasting the Mexicans and Americans.
  • Using a map of Mexico, students will recognize
    where the most populated areas are presently and
    in the past.
  • Talk about the celebration of their Quinceras
    (15th birthday).
  • Students use How Would You Survive CD-Rom about
    the Incas, to learn about their daily lives.

8
People in Society Websites
  • http//inside-mexico.com/
  • http//www.mexicoart.net/
  • http//www.differentworld.com/mexico/com/
  • http//www.texmextogo.com/tortillas.htm
  • http//mexicanfood.about.com/food/mexicanfood/libr
    ary

9
World Interactions
  • Activities and Websites

10
World Interactions Activities
  • Students will create a map from clay showing the
    major mountain forms and water ways in Mexico.
  • Students will point out major Mexican cities on a
    map.
  • Students will name the states that border Mexico.
  • Students will collect news clippings (about U.S.
    problems) from the paper or magazines. The will
    then compare the clipping to Mexican problems.
  • Students will develop a map using cardinal
    directions, stats, and major highways to find a
    route from Ohio to Mexico.

11
World Interactions Websites
  • http//www.reefcomber.co.za/cancun.htm
  • http//www.mexicotravel.com/mexico/owa/sectur.inic
    io
  • http//www.greenbuilder.com/mader/ecotravel/border
    /borderlands.html
  • http//www.geocities.com/redhourglass/scorpions.ht
    ml
  • http//www.nationalgeographic.com/mexico/

12
Decision Making and Resources
  • Activities and Websites

13
Decision Making/Resources Activities
  • Students will find goods we use in school and
    find out which are produced in Mexico.
  • Read the book Inventors and Inventions. Have
    students discuss the inventions of Mexican
    inventors and how we use them in our society.
  • Using their math skills, give the students an
    allowance that a child in Mexico may receive and
    see what they could buy in America.
  • Identify the kinds of currency used in Mexico.
  • Make a bar graph with the top five things
    produced in Mexico.

14
Decision Making/Resources Websites
  • http//www.x-rates.com/
  • http//www.webopedia.com/
  • http//www.internet.com/sections/resources.html
  • http//www.cyberatlas.internet.com/
  • http//www.win.tue.nl/cs/fm/engels/
  • discovery/index.html - northam

15
Democratic Process
  • Activities and Websites

16
Democratic Process Activities
  • Students will find in who is the president of
    Mexico and three other leaders and write at least
    one sentence on what their job is for their
    country.
  • Students will then compare and contrast the
    president of the U.S. and the president of
    Mexico. Then write a report on three differences
    or similarities.
  • Students will research the process of electing
    the President in Mexico and role-play an election
    in the classroom.

17
Democratic Process Activities continued
  • Using newspaper clippings students will learn how
    the president of the U.S. and the president of
    Mexico, work together for the two countries.
  • Students will, as a class make a Venn Diagram
    comparing and contrasting the government of the
    U.S. and Mexico.

18
Democratic Process Websites
  • library.activedayton.com
  • http//www.washingtonpost.com/
  • http//www.mexicanwave.com/election2000/index.asp
  • http//www.newsday.com/
  • http//www.cnn.com/

19
Citizenship Rights and Responsibilities
  • Activities and Websites

20
Citizenship Rights/Responsibilities Activities
  • Watch the video Mexican-American Cultures. Have
    students discuss how their culture and the
    Mexican culture are alike and different.
  • Have students work in small groups to create a
    play depicting the life of a Mexican child.
  • Each small group will be given the task of
    building a Mayan temple. The group must work
    together to build their model.
  • Each student will write an evaluation of their
    group and how they worked together.
  • Each group will choose a leader, recorder, time
    keeper and supply manager, for their group.

21
Citizenship Rights/Responsibilities Websites
  • http//www.maya-art-books.org/
  • http//www.anthroarcheart.org/labna2.htm
  • http//www.public.iastate.edu/
  • http//www.historychannel.com/
  • http//www.yahooligans.com/

22
Science and Technology
  • Activities and Websites

23
Science and Technology Activities
  • Students will use the internet, with a given web
    site to find out what (if anything) happened on
    that date in Mexican history.
  • Students will use Babelfish web site to translate
    a story, written by them, from English to
    Spanish.
  • Students will use the weather web site to find
    out what the weather is like in Mexico and write
    a paragraph telling where they would rather be on
    that day.
  • In small groups students will find, on the
    internet, supervised by teacher, the lowest fares
    to a Mexican city of their choice.
  • Students will take a virtual tour of Mayan ruins
    on the internet.

24
Science and Technology Websites
  • http//www.scopesys.com/today/
  • http//www.expedia.com/
  • http//www.weather.com/
  • http//www.virtualpalenque.com
  • http//babelfish.altavista.com
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