Suggested Grade Level: 7-12
Suggested Curriculum Areas: Language Arts, History,
Lesson Goals: Students will be able to:
- identify the capital of India
- identify the government of India as well as political figures
- research the “teenage” culture of India
- observe the diversity of India as it relates to religion, climate,
people, landscape and language
will create a power point presentation of India. The presentation
is designed to inform the students of the country of and many aspects
of the Indian Culture which are often overlooked in many textbooks.
This project may be done individually
or students may be put into groups of 2-3 students to complete the
You (and your colleagues) have been
chosen by the Tourism Industry in India to design a power point presentation
reflecting the beauty and uniqueness of India. The purpose of the
billboard is to inform Americans about the country as well as attract
more tourists from the United States. Your firm will be completing
a power point presentation for the Indian Tourism Committee centered
out of Madurai. This will determine whether or not your firm will
be contracted for the advertising.
Activities: Create a power point of India that
will include the following:
- a map of India denoting it’s capital city
- type of money
- type of government
- important governmental leaders
- tourist attractions
- physical landscape
- teenage culture
** other items that you may feel are important
Amount of Time: 1-2 weeks
Assessment Ideas: Included on student handout
Resources: Various sites on the web or resource
materials from the library
Extension Activities: Create a billboard
Oral reports to other groups
Written report on what the students learned about India
Comparison/Contrast of India and the United States
Connections to Standards:
- Geography: People, Places, and Environments
Students in Wisconsin will learn about geography through the study
of the relationships among people, places and environments.
- Use a variety of geographic representations, such as political,
physical, and topographic maps, a globe, aerial photographs, and
satellite images, to gather and compare information about a place.
- Use an atlas to estimate distance, calculate scale, identify dominant
patterns of climate and land use, and compute population density.
- Describe and analyze the ways in which people in different regions
of the world interact with their physical environments through vocational
and recreational activities.
Students in Wisconsin will write clearly and effectively to share
information and knowledge, to influence and persuade, to create and
- Create or produce writing to communicate with different audiences
for a variety of purposes
- Write in a variety of situations (during an exam, in a computer
lab) and adapt strategies, such as revision, technology, and the
use of reference materials, to the situation.
- Use a variety of writing technologies including pen and paper
as well as computers
E. Media and Technology
Students in Wisconsin will use media and technology critically and
creatively to obtain, organize, prepare and share information; to influence
and persuade; and to entertain and be entertained.
- Use computers to acquire, organize, analyze, and communicate information.
- Demonstrate efficient word-processing skills
- Construct and use simple databases
- Perform basic computer operations on various platforms
- Collect various on-line sources, such as web pages, news groups,
3. Create media products appropriate to audience and purpose
- Use desktop publishing to produce products such as brochures and
newsletters designed for particular organizations and audiences
5. Analyze and Edit media work as appropriate to audience and purpose.
- Revise media productions by adding, deleting, and adjusting the
sequence and arrangement of information, images, or other content
as necessary to improve focus, clarity, or effect
F. Research and Inquiry
Students in Wisconsin will locate, use, and communicate information
from a variety of print and nonprint materials.
- Conduct research and inquiry on self-selected or assigned topics,
issues, or problems and use an appropriate form to communicate their
- Use multiple sources to identify and locate information pertinent
to research including encyclopedias, almanacs, dictionaries, library
catalogs, indexes to periodicals, and various electronic search
- Compile, organize, and evaluate information, taking notes that
record and summarize what has been learned and extending the investigation
to other sources
- Review and evaluate the usefulness of information gathered in
- Produce an organized written and oral report that presents and
reflects on findings, draws sound conclusions, adheres to the conventions
for preparing a manuscript, and gives proper credit to sources