Mauritius Lessons

Bienvenue á Maurice

Subjects: English Language Arts, Geography, History, Social Studies
Suitable for: Grades 3-5

Overview: Students will learn about the history, geography, and cultural heritage of Mauritius. Download lesson & standards.

Delicious Mauritius / Spices of Mauritius

Subjects: English Language Arts, Geography, Social Studies
Suitable for: Grades 3-5

Overview: Students identify the different cultures that have influenced the cuisine and culinary traditions of Mauritius. Download lesson & standards.

The Sounds of Sega

Subjects: Arts Education, Social Studies
Suitable for: Grades 3-5

Overview: Students will explore the historical and cultural aspects of Mauritian Sega music and dance, and make their own Sega instrument.Download lesson & standards.

The British Period / The Sugar Crystal Experiment

Subjects: Science, Social Studies, World History
Suitable for: Grades 3-5

Overview: Student learn about the history of sugar cane in Mauritius, then experiment with sugar and water solutions, evaporation, and sugar crystal formation. Download lesson & standards.

Fire & Earth / Landmarks

Subjects: Arts Ed, English Language Arts, Geography, World History
Suitable for: Grades 3-5

Overview: Students identify defining features of a “landmark” and differentiate between natural and man-made landmarks. Students investigate and create a visitor’s brochure to share information about their chosen landmark with others. Download lesson & standards.

Our Endangered World

Subjects: English Language Arts, Science, Social Studies
Suitable for: Grades 5-8

Overview: Students research an endangered animal from a provided list. This web-based research includes identifying an animal’s predators, endangered status, natural habitat, and what is being done (if anything) to help the species survive. Download lesson & standards.

Native or Not?

Subjects: Science, Social Studies
Suitable for: Grades 3-5

Overview: Students learn about the introduction of non-native species among native species populations, as well as consider the pros and cons of introducing non-native species. Download lesson & standards.

Underwater World

Subjects: Science
Suitable for: Grades 3-5

Overview: Students identify major anatomical parts of a fish and examine how different features help fish survive in their aquatic environment. Students also compare and contrast fish with humans, and discuss why each is better suited for their environment. Download lesson & standards. Download supplement material.