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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.
Students discover what type of information in an atlas by participating in a scavenger hunt. With a partner, they try to find the answers to many questions as possible. They exchange their papers with another partner group and check each other's answers.
For this online quiz worksheet, high schoolers answer a set of multiple choice questions about Atlas Shrugged. Page includes links to answers, ads and resources.
Teaching kids how to use reference material can be fun! After a brief discussion on the type of information and ways to use an Atlas, learners go on an Atlas scavenger hunt. They break into teams and try to find as many items listed on the worksheet in the shortest amount of time. 
Students explore global geography by participating in an atlas activity. For this countries of the world lesson, students collaborate in small groups and analyze an atlas while researching continents, countries and demographics. Students complete worksheets based on world geography.
In this online interactive literature instructional activity, students respond to 9 short answer and essay questions about Anne Rand's Atlas ShruggedStudents may check some of their answers online.
What better way to explore the continents than with an atlas hunt? Young explorers are exposed to reference books through the use of an atlas. They are responsible for finding and labeling the given landmarks on each continent. A Blackline master world map is not included in the lesson. Note: The lesson is aligned with Steve Jenkins' Hottest, Coldest, Highest, Deepest; not Steve Jeffers.
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 made by man or as the result of man in the local area.
In this breeding birds worksheet, students read a passage about birds and the Breeding Birds Atlas, then answer a set of comprehension questions based on graphs, maps and pictures given. Questions have multiple components.
Students interpret historical evidence presented in primary resources. In this American Revolution lesson plan, students examine maps and documents from Rochambeau's atlas and then create their own maps that identify the location of Rochambeau's encampments.
Students become familiar with the tools of a digital atlas. They use a digital atlas of Idaho to located specified information. Students identify national forests, locate butterfly families, find examples of resident fish, and explore the major river basins. They examine characteristics that are unique to mammals, reptiles, birds and amphibians.
Learners explore where the natural disasters, avalanche and landslides, are most frequent in Canada and investigate their associated causes and effects. They navigate the Atlas of Canada Web site for natural hazards.
Sixth graders evaluate how revolutions have affected the world throughout history (i.e. boundaries of nations, culture, economics, etc...) through the research for and creation of a historical atlas for assigned countries.
How much of China's population is concentrated in cities? Where are the highest mountains located? The longest rivers? Which countries are politically aligned? Imagine an always up-to-date, light-weight, interactive atlas from one of the world's most respected cartographic teams! Explore the world through themed topics that include the environment, energy, population communications, and politics. Give these globes a spin.
Students are introduced to the online Atlas of Canada and they identify the lakes and major rivers of Alberta.
Students use the online Atlas of Canada to gather information about places in Canada.
Sixth graders navigate an online atlas of Canada and compare the land area of of historical Aboriginal peoples in Manitoba to present-day figures.
Students use the Atlas of Canada to find basic geographical information about the Northwest Territories.
Eighth graders study an online atlas of Canada to research an early explorer.