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An engaging PowerPoint gives multiple statements about Antarctica and asks students whether they are true or false. Most of the questions are about weather conditions and animals, and there are a couple of tricky questions about desert conditions and seasons. Cartoons, photographs, and diagrams help illustrate the answers provided. This is a sure way to activate interest in global conditions, weather, and seasons.
Novel study is a great way to bring an interdisciplinary approach to learning. Pupils read Shackleton's Stowaway. While they read the book, they research many aspects of Antarctica, such as the living conditions, climate, and travel. They will then use their findings to create a travel brochure about Antarctica.
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 research Australia and Antarctica. In this geography instructional activity, students use maps and atlases to locate and identify Australia and the Antarctica, as well as the bordering oceans and important landforms. Students listen to related tradebooks and explore given websites in cooperative groups, culminating in a postcard writing and illustrating activity.
Explore the geography of Southeast Asia, Oceania, and Antarctica through this text-companion worksheet. Learners read about the climate and vegetation of these regions, taking notes and answering 3 short-answer comprehension questions as they read the selection. A graphic organizer is provided for notes, however it seems students may be expected to copy it into a notebook, since it is quite small. Intended for use with the McDougal Littell World Geography text.