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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.
3rd graders will learn how to use four types of reference materials (Atlas, Encyclopedia, Dictionary, Thesaurus). Each slide includes the purpose for using that specific reference. There are challenge questions included that give mock situations where students must decide what correct reference material they would use.
Students investigate how to use the sections of a book and learn the difference between an Atlas and Almanac. Students compare an Atlas and Almanac and complete a related worksheet. Students examine an index and Table of Contents. Students use the graphs in the Atlas and Almanac, define the type of graphs, and complete a related worksheet.