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An Introduction to the Online Atlas of Canada
Students examine the online 'Atlas of Canada' website. They explore the website, locate various geographic places and physical features in Canada, compare/contrast the online atlas with a book atlas, and complete a worksheet.
6th - 12th Social Studies & History
Around the World At 30o North Latitude
Reinforce the use of an atlas and reference materials with writers. They discover how geographic location can make living easier or harder. They draw an assigned journey on a map, categorize survival needs, and prioritize options during...
4th - 8th Social Studies & History
Young geographers will need to use a variety of map skills to complete the tasks required on this activity. Examples of activities include using references to label a map of Mexico, identify Canadian territories and European countries,...
5th - 7th Social Studies & History CCSS: Adaptable
Pirates Have Landed at Fresh Pond!
Students discover and practice the proper way to read a map and atlas. Using a map of Long Island on a paper grocery sack, they locate and label the water, beaches and lighthouses. They must also create a compass rose and place an X on...
K - 4th Social Studies & History
An Introduction to Maps
First graders are introduced to a variety of maps such as globes, street maps, atlases, and different types of floor plans. The focus of the activity requires individuals to create their own plan of the classroom using the PowerPoint...
1st Social Studies & History CCSS: Adaptable
History of the West using the Digital Atlas
Students navigate the digital atlas of Idaho. They research the unique features of south central Idaho and the geological events which have shaped it over the past 17 million years. Afterward, they write an essay on an aspect of changes...
9th - 12th Social Studies & History
Sustainability and Canada's National Parks
Junior High students examine the concept of sustainability and how it relates to Canada's National Park system. They conduct research on the 'Atlas of Canada' website, participate in a simulated online exercise to determine the best site...
7th - 9th Science
Reference Resources: Being a Good Detective
Young scholars explore a variety of reference resources while seeking information. atlases, almanacs, dictionaries, encyclopedias, thesauri, and online search engines as well as library card catalogs are utilized in this lesson plan.
4th - 6th English Language Arts