PPT in PDF format for quick overview for Costa Rica.
To accompany the PPT I have students fill out a KWL chart.
Prior to viewing the PPT, students are instructed to fill in the column that says "know".
As they view the PPT then they fill out the columns for what facts they're learning.
The last column "what to know more" leads to an independent Web Quest in which students search the answers to what they wanted to know more about. This can be done in the school's library or assigned for HW.
The students turn key their research to their classmates. They get two grades, one for the research and one for the oral presentation.
Common Core Standards:
Identify the main idea and most supporting details contained in culturally authentic materials using electronic information and other sources related to targeted themes.
Recognize familiar words and phrases understand the main idea and infer the meaning of some highly contextualized unfamiliar spoken or written words in culturally authentic materials using electronic information and other sources related to targeted themes.
Infer the meaning of some unfamiliar words and phrases in academic and formal contexts
The Oral presentation would fulfill interpersonal (speaking/listening) and Presentational (writing/speaking)