Continents: Understanding the World

Lesson 6

Objective

Describe two to three specific things you may see in South America.

Readings and Materials

  • Book: Explore South America by Bobbie Kalman  pp. 18 – 31

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Target Task

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Discussion & Writing Prompt

What are some different things you may see in South America? Give two to three specific examples.

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Key Questions

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  • What are the Pampas? What might you see there?

  • What will you find in the Atacama Desert?

  • Where do most people in South America live? Give a specific example.

  • What is village life like in South America?

  • What natural resources can be found in South America?

  • What are some important parts of South American culture?

  • What are some other sights you might see in South America?

Vocabulary

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natural resource     (n.)

materials found in nature that can be sold to make money

culture     (n.)

the beliefs, customs, and ways of life that a group of people share

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Common Core Standards

  • L.1.6 — Use words and phrases acquired through conversations, reading and being read to, and responding to texts, including using frequently occurring conjunctions to signal simple relationships (e.g., because).

  • RI.1.1 — Ask and answer questions about key details in a text.

  • RI.1.5 — Know and use various text features (e.g., headings, tables of contents, glossaries, electronic menus, icons) to locate key facts or information in a text.

  • RI.1.7 — Use the illustrations and details in a text to describe its key ideas.

  • SL.1.2 — Ask and answer questions about key details in a text read aloud or information presented orally or through other media.