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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! Explore the world through themed topics that include the environment, energy, population communications, and politics. Give these globes a spin.
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 conduct research on the dominant types of land cover in Canada. They explore the 'Atlas of Canada' website, analyze maps and satellite images, compare/contrast two locations in Canada, and complete a worksheet.
Pupils 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.
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.
In this online quiz worksheet, students 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. 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.
In this online interactive literature worksheet, students respond to 9 short answer and essay questions about Anne Rand's Atlas ShruggedStudents may check some of their answers online.
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. A video demonstration plays as he explains what is being viewed. This video would be an inspiration to future astronomers, physical scientists, or computer software engineers. 
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, learners 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, students examine maps and documents from Rochambeau's atlas and then create their own maps that identify the location of Rochambeau's encampments.
Learners research the Canadian Yukon Territory. They access the Atlas of Canada website and use the information to describe the relative location of the Yukon Territory using cardinal directions, symbols and the Atlas legend.
Students locate Canadian provinces, territories and capital cities. They access the Atlas of Canada website along with other printed resources and use the information to locate, identify and label a map of Canada.
Students participate in a game designed to introduce them to basic geography facts about Canada and it Pacific and Atlantic neighbors. They access current information on the Atlas of Canada website and complete a worksheet.
Students participate in a scavenger hunt on the internet. Using a digital atlas, they find answers to specific questions related to plants found in Idaho. To end the lesson, they share their results to the class to discover what happens to native fauna when unnative fauna is introduced.
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.
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.
Students use the online Atlas of Canada to research a historical perspective of the changing map of Canada. They take both a pre- and post-test, develop a research portfolio and use their findings to prepare a presentation for the class.