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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.
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 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.
Why is an atlas called an atlas? Because it is named for the Greek Titan, Atlas, of course. Young readers learn all about Atlas and atlases in a short passage used as the basis of a reading comprehension exercise. After responding to four multiple choice questions, readers can examine the included answer sheet to check their work and learn about strategies they can use on future reading comprehension assessments.