Task Cards are all the rage in elementary classrooms—and rightfully so, both students AND teachers love them. They’re a fun (sneaky) way of getting students to answer questions that would normally be on boring, old worksheets! It’s time we bring them to the middle school classroom!
~28 multiple choice & short answer cards about the geography of Latin America
~Set of blank cards to add your own questions
~Ideas for Use
Topics: physical features—characteristics and locations, Spanish & Portuguese influence on language/religion/culture, political features, & environmental issues--air pollution in Mexico, deforestation of Amazon Rainforest, & oil-related pollution in Venezuela.
Task Cards can be used in many different ways:
-With a partner or small group (give a certain amount of time until they have to pass the questions on)
-Have students write the answers on the back and play “Memory”
-In a scavenger hunt (give students the answers and hide the questions around the room)
-For students who finish early
-Individually, to review for tests
-When you have a few minutes to spare before the bell rings…
*This file is aligned to the Georgia Performance Standards for 6th grade Social Studies.
*If you’re interested in saving some money, this file is part of my Task Card Bundle!
Task Card Bundle
Here are some great supplemental activities that pair with this lesson:
Geography Task Cards
Geography Color-by-Number activity
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