- Recommended for: Grades 6-9
- Lesson Duration: 2-3 lessons (about 100-150 minutes total; can be shortened by removing some slides)
- Formats: PPT or Google Slides; PDF activities
- What’s editable: All text in the presentation is editable.
- What’s NOT editable: PDF worksheets, answer keys, images in presentation
Geographical and political information can change quickly and without warning. Most information in the Guatemala Country Study is unlikely to change frequently, but you never know! I will update the information periodically, but you can edit the information in the presentation as needed.
This Guatemala Country Study was last updated on March 26, 2023. Once you buy it, all future updates are free. Just redownload the file from TPT to get the update.
- PPT and Google Slides presentation about Guatemala
- 42 slides with full-color photos and maps
- 4 printable PDF activities (4 pages, not editable)
- 1-page Guatemala at-a-glance fill-in activity
- Guatemala crossword
- “What’s Your Guatemala IQ?”- trivia/research questions
- short reading passage about El Mirador (archaelogical ruins in Guatemala) with 3 questions
- answer keys for all activities (5 pages)
- printable activities are not editable
- Guatemala location on a map, land and ocean borders
- Guatemala flag
- What can you discern from this map of Guatemala? (students can identify rivers, country borders, major roads, capital city on the map)
- capital city
- indigenous groups
- economy – main exports
- education – literacy rate, compulsory schooling, barriers to access
- healthcare – common mosquito-borne diseases; access to care
- landforms – volcanoes, mountains, lakes
- things to do – archaelogical ruins, volcanic lakes, shopping in Antigua
- official languages
- government & president (as of March 2023)
- Guatemala today–high crime, gang activity, corruption, water pollution, limited access to quality healthcare
- Guatemala corruption on the Corruption Perceptions Index (most recent year = 2022)
- “Do you remember…?” questions – These are recall-style questions for reviewing periodically during the presentation.
- Discussion question slide at the end of the presentation asks students why they would or would not want to visit Guatemala.
My Country Studies are great for homeschool! I used them with my homeschooled 7th and 9th grade boys just a few years ago. We studied a different country each week, and they loved them and learned a TON!
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