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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 5 Views 21 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 18 Views 68 Downloads
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 31 Views 182 Downloads
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 7 Views 75 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 14 Views 22 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
Historical Map Investigators-Gen. Rochambeau’s Atlas 1782
Students interpret historical evidence presented in primary resources. In this American Revolution lesson, students examine maps and documents from Rochambeau's atlas and then create their own maps that identify the location of Rochambeau's encampments.
7th - 8th Social Studies & History 3 Views 7 Downloads
Searching the Digital Atlas
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.
9th - 12th Science 3 Views 0 Downloads
Avalanche And Landslide Hazards in Canada
High schoolers 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
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3rd - Higher Ed Social Studies & History 3 Views 1 Download