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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.
Breeding Bird Atlas Activity
For this breeding birds worksheet, students 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.
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.
Where in the World...?
Students use longitude and latitude to locate various cities, regions, landforms, and bodies of water around the globe. They use The New York Times Learning Network's crossword puzzle 'Longitude and Latitude' to sharpen their atlas skills.
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.
Maps and Current Events
High schoolers brainstorm geographic questions for specific news stories and use an atlas along with National Geographic's MapMachine to help them find answers to these questions. They create "map packages" to accompany and illustrate.
Car for Rent
In this car for rent word problem worksheet, students solve a real-life problem using pricing information, a road atlas, and logical reasoning. Students solve three word problems.
A Canadian Inventory: The Way We Are!
Students, in groups, explore major thematic sections of the Atlas of Canada. They use their findings to produce a wall display, consider and incorporate the issue of sustainability into their material and deliver a presentation to the class.
Early Explorers WebQuest
Students use the Canadian Atlas online to gather information on the early explorers and settlers of Canada. Individually, they complete a WebQuest to extract information from maps to make generalizations about early settlement patterns. They also describe how the physical geography of Canada influenced where populations settled.
Early Explorers Web Quest
Middle schoolers use the Canadian atlas online to research early explorers and settlers in Canada. They also complete a Web Quest to gather information from maps. They make generalizations about the early settlement patterns as well.
The Rivers and Lakes of Alberta
Students are introduced to the online Atlas of Canada and they identify the lakes and major rivers of Alberta.
Canada's Landform Regions
Students use a atlas to identify and describe Canada's Landform region. Using the information they collect, they create a thematic map of the region and describe all of the physiographic regions and the processes that formed them. They share the information they collected with the class.
Climate Characteristics of Canadian Localities
Tenth graders match the climate data to a Canadian city. They justify their choice, referring to factors that affect climate. They use the Atlas of Canada's Advanced Search to locate specific communities.
Canada's International Connections
Ninth graders research Canada's international connections using the online Atlas of Canada. They locate Canada's global position and its connections to other regions of the world by completing worksheets.
Exploring Canadian Heritage
Young scholars use the online Atlas as a research tool to find information on national parks and world heritage sites.
Discovering Dinosaurs: Planning your Summer Vacation
Students use the online Atlas of Canada to gather information about places in Canada.
Weather Extremes in Canada: Understanding the Sources and Dangers of Weather
High schoolers utilize Canadian Atlas, identify air masses that affect Canada, distinguish between cold and warm fronts, research and examine causes of weather extremes in Canada, and identify dangers associated with weather extremes.
Historical Indian Treaties and Aboriginal Population
Sixth graders navigate an online atlas of Canada and compare the land area of of historical Aboriginal peoples in Manitoba to present-day figures.
Discovering the Northwest Territories Through the Five Themes of Geography
Students use the Atlas of Canada to find basic geographical information about the Northwest Territories.
Treasure of the Tar
Students, using an atlas, locate the region known as the "Tar Sands" in the Central Plains of Canada. They hypothesize about the future economic potential of this natural resource. They create a poster about the Tar Sands industry in Alberta.