New Textbooks

September 27, 2017

With the middle school purchasing new materials for all social studies classes, we have been working hard adapting to a new curriculum. Our textbook “National Geographic World Cultures and Geography” right now we are focusing on a unit on South America. We are currently learning about the Andes Mountains and how people have adapted to living in a high environment. Students have learned about altitude sickness and how it may affect a tourist who is not used to the elevation found in Cusco, Peru.

We will also spend a little time learning about the Inca, and have a virtual trip of Machu Picchu. At the conclusion of this chapter we will work on a project that has them plan their trip to Machu Picchu!  I really enjoy this unit because it gives me an opportunity to share my experiences of visiting Machu Picchu with my students.