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Exploring an Atlas
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.
5th - 7th Social Studies & History 51 Views 197 Downloads
Learners elucidate themselves by writing up to six entries in different formats. Some formatting choices include a dictionary, encyclopedia, or atlas entry, a magazine article, a newspaper article, and a table of contents. Some structural hints are included for each of the six formats.
3rd - 8th Visual & Performing Arts 4 Views 177 Downloads
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.
2nd - 3rd Language Arts 15 Views 22 Downloads
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 7 Views 22 Downloads
Welcome to My World!
Students use maps to locate information. They read the story, "It Looked Like Spilt Milk", view images of the continents and discuss the various continents. Afterward, they make their own Atlas to record information that they can later draw from to locate important information.
1st - 2nd Math 8 Views 94 Downloads
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 the journey.
4th - 8th Social Studies & History 4 Views 18 Downloads
Avalanche And Landslide Hazards in Canada
Students 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.
9th - 12th Social Studies & History 3 Views 7 Downloads
These Maps are for the Birds
Students identify and study New York State Breeding Bird Atlas maps to learn where different bird species nest and how their distributions have changed over time. They also identify how maps serve as representations of a geographic region and how the distribution of animals varies geographically based on habitat requirements.
4th - 5th Science 3 Views 9 Downloads
Cinderella Around the World
Third graders review the parts of a fairy tale and how to use an atlas. In this geography lesson, 3rd graders listen to the story Glass Slipper, Gold Sandal- A Worldwide Cinderella. They use their atlas to find the place talked about in the book.
3rd Social Studies & History 3 Views 10 Downloads
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 the map where their house is located.
K - 4th Social Studies & History 3 Views 18 Downloads
Atlas Scavenger Hunt
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.
6th - 12th Social Studies & History 19 Views 70 Downloads
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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!
3rd - Higher Ed Social Studies & History 3 Views 1 Download
Exploring an Atlas
Students explore global geography by participating in an atlas activity. In 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.
4th - 5th Visual & Performing Arts 12 Views 76 Downloads
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 made by man or as the result of man in the local area.
9th - 12th Social Studies & History 3 Views 0 Downloads
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 for a new national park.
7th - 9th Science 3 Views 10 Downloads
A 3D Atlas of the Universe
Hear a lecture by Carter Emmart, director of Astrovisualization for production and education at the Rose Center for Earth and Space at the American Museum of Natural History. He introduces an astounding software that serves as a 3-dimensional interactive atlas of the universe.
7 mins 9th - 12th Science 3 Views 0 Downloads