Continuing with one of last week’s world wide web themes on resources to support the use of The Queen of Water, I’d like to highlight a great curriculum unit on Ecuador. The unit is the product of the Fulbright-Hays Seminars Abroad program that provides educators the opportunity to travel to various countries with the purpose providing an introduction to a particular country or countries with the expectation that teachers will create unit plans for
their classrooms on their return. The program has created a wide variety of unit plans for countries across the globe, so it’s amazing resource of materials for teachers working to create a depth of global knowledge in their classrooms.
After the return from the 2005 Seminars Abroad trip to Ecuador, the group created a curriculum unit on Sustainability and Development in Action: Ecuador as a Case Study.The lessons cover a wide variety of subject areas and grades, so there is something for everyone. Just click on the link above to be taken to pdf versions of all of the lessons and supporting materials. Below I’ve listed the individual lesson plans that make up the curriculum unit.
- Conservation in Ecuador & the Galápagos
- Enduring Patterns: Pre-Columbian Ecuadorean Textile Designs
- The Galápagos Islands: A Magical Place
- United-States Ecuadorian Relations: Problems and Promises
- Examining Ecuador: An Investigation in Three Parts
- Five Themes of Geography of Ecuador
- Galapágos: Site of Microevolution
- From Culture to Culture: A Reflection of Quechua Culture in Tigua Paintings
- Ecuador: Diversity and Contrast
- Looking at Ecology and Culture through Stories: Ecuador
- Virtual Tour of Ecuador
- Animals of Ecuador and Virginia
I hope you’ll check it out!!