Activity-Based Lesson Plan

Activity-Based lesson plans embedded within the Teacher's Edition aim to achieve long-term understanding of Essential Questions for all students through individual and small-group activities. In this chapter on diversity in South America, the lesson plan recommends students divide into groups with one country in mind, read the information presented on Activity Cards, and assess a country’s need for a financial improvement to better the social structure. The lesson ensures students achieve an enduring understanding of the effects of geography and history on a country’s social and economic problems.