Balkan Basics

GeoHistory
GeoLiteracy
GeoSTEM
ELL
Lesson Plan Content
Description: 
In this lesson students will create circle graphs utilizing various statistics on some of the Balkan countries. They will also compare two of these countries in an essay. By analyzing these nations, students will understand how conflict might occur when such a diversity of people inhabit the same peninsula.
Author: 
Barbara Stout
Grade Range: 
6-8
Duration: 
4 class periods
Lesson Materials
Teacher Instructions: 
Standards
Arizona Geography Concepts: 
1: The World in Spatial Terms
2: Places and Regions
4: Human Systems
National Geography Standards: 
1: How to use maps and other geographic representations, tools, and technologies to acquire, process, and report information
10: The characteristics, distribution and complexity of Earth's cultural mosaics
13: How the forces of cooperation and conflict among people influence the division and control of Earth's surface