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Students research the history of Antarctica. For this Antarctica history lesson, students work in groups to prepare a word collage about Antarctica and read A For Antarctica. Students complete a map activity, sandwich board chronology activity, fact wheel, Venn diagram, journal and treasure hunt for the lesson.
Inviting parents into the classroom for an “Afternoon in Antarctica” concludes this integrated Social Studies/Language Arts unit study of Antarctica. Young explorers read books about the continent and use their research findings to build dioramas, write stories or poems pertaining to the place, and to create a power point presentation. On visiting day, class members teach parents how to use a compass and GPS and distribute penguin food during the viewing.
Students examine wildlife in Antarctica. In this wildlife lesson, students read Mr. Popper's Penguins and Ice Continent to learn about wildlife found in Antarctica. Students locate Antarctica on a world map and brainstorm the wildlife they would would find there. Students watch the video "Nature: World of Penguins" and research facts about penguins.
Students brainstorm list of ten essential items they would want in event of being stranded in wilderness area, discuss supplies that would be needed for expedition to Antarctica, create spreadsheets, and discuss survival items that would be needed for emergency situation.