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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.
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.
Atlas of Canada Land Cover
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.
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.
Atlas Scavenger Hunt
Young scholars 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.
Introduction to the Yukon Territory
Students 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.
Provinces and Capitals of Canada
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.
Geographical Pursuit in Canada
Middle schoolers 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.
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.
Exploring an Atlas
Students explore global geography by participating in an atlas activity. In this countries of the world lesson plan, students collaborate in small groups and analyze an atlas while researching continents, countries and demographics. Students complete worksheets based on world geography.
Atlas Shrugged Study Questions & Essay Topics
For this online interactive literature worksheet, students respond to 9 short answer and essay questions about Anne Rand's Atlas Shrugged. Students may check some of their answers online.
"Atlas Shrugged" Quiz
In this online quiz worksheet, high schoolers answer a set of multiple choice questions about Atlas Shrugged. Page includes links to answers, ads and resources.
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.
Harvesting Our Natural Resources
Students investigate various economic activities generated from natural resources in Canada. They conduct research on the 'Atlas of Canada' website, identify communities that grew as a result from selected economic activities, and take an online quiz.
Canada Now and in the Future
Eleventh graders research information about Canada in The Canadian Atlas, examine human impact upon landscape of Canada, and discuss ways Canadians can preserve their land and standard of living by using country's natural resources more efficiently.
Deportation of the Acadians
Students use an online atlas to identify the presence of Acadian culture in the Maritime provinces of Canada and explore the deportation.
Nunavut, Our Communities
Students locate the communities of Nanavut on a territorial map and identify community characteristics. They research the online Atlas of Canada
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.
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.
Students research and describe Canadian demographics focusing on population density in various cities. They access current information using the Internet, take a quiz, complete worksheets and gain practice using an Atlas.