Review content from the previous session.
Display pictures of the following structures in the United States, and ask students to identify them:
• U.S. Capitol building
• Golden Gate Bridge
• Independence Hall
• St. Louis Gateway Arch
Divide the class into groups of three or four, and instruct each group to locate information on one of these structures and prepare a chart or poster that includes its size, age, cost, etc, to present to the class. The Great Buildings Collection at <http://www.greatbuildings.com/> could be used as a resource.
Display pictures or slides of the following features of the cultural landscape of the United States and Canada, and ask students to explain their significance:
Assign a teacher-selected reading, worksheet, or other reinforcement activity, using available teacher resources.
• Shopping malls
• Bilingual signs
• Urban sprawl