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Reference Resources: Being a Good Detective
Students explore a variety of reference resources while seeking information. atlases, almanacs, dictionaries, encyclopedias, thesauri, and online search engines as well as library card catalogs are utilized in this lesson.
4th - 6th Language Arts 3 Views 41 Downloads
Giddy-up! It's Reference Resource Round-up!
Students choose a question from the 'Wonder' box which is placed on a centralized table. Questions are designed to point students to a particular best reference material such as: an atlas, a dictionary, an encyclopedia, an almanac, the internet or a database.
5th - 6th Social Studies & History 3 Views 11 Downloads
NATO Geography & Language
The class receives background information on NATO, an atlas, and a blank world map. They color the original 1949 countries in red, the 1952 additions in green, and the 1990 additions in blue. This exercise would be a good starting point for teaching a lesson on post WWII politics.
6th Social Studies & History 4 Views 1 Download
Discovering the Local Community
Third graders create a mini-atlas of their community. In this geography lesson, 3rd graders use map-related resources to find information about their community including major landforms, the climate, vegetation, population, and economics. Students use the information they have gathered to create their own mini-atlas of the community.
3rd Social Studies & History 3 Views 13 Downloads
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.
9th - 12th Social Studies & History 3 Views 11 Downloads
Reading Comprehension 5: Level 8
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.
6th - 8th Language Arts 40 Views 155 Downloads
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.
4th - 5th Social Studies & History 14 Views 81 Downloads
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.
1st - 5th Social Studies & History 4 Views 13 Downloads
Geographical Pursuit in Canada
Young scholars 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.
6th - 8th Social Studies & History 15 Views 128 Downloads
How Can Maps Help?
Middle schoolers consider the various ways that maps help people in everyday life by analyzing and discussing maps on National Geographic's MapMachine website. They write paragraphs explaining how maps are helpful in planning a fictitious international festival.
6th - 8th Social Studies & History 8 Views 48 Downloads