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Students utilize the features of the Atlas of Canada website to plan an imaginary vacation from Victoria, British Columbia to Drumheller, Alberta.
Eighth graders navigate an online Atlas of Canada to research an explorer. They examine the areas that were explored.
Learners 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.
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.
Students identify and study New York State Breeding Bird Atlas maps to learn where different bird species nest and how their distributions have changed over time. They also identify how maps serve as representations of a geographic region and how the distribution of animals varies geographically based on habitat requirements.
Learners elucidate themselves by writing up to six entries in different formats. Some formatting choices include a dictionary, encyclopedia, or atlas entry, a magazine article, a newspaper article, and a table of contents. Some structural hints are included for each of the six formats. Consider including some additional formats of your own, too!
Students discover and practice the proper way to read a map and atlas. Using a map of Long Island on a paper grocery sack, they locate and label the water, beaches and lighthouses. They must also create a compass rose and place an X on the map where their house is located.
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.
Second graders increase their usage of maps and understand how maps are important in their lives. Students define what an atlas is, and to enforce the students' definition of what an atlas is, they also make their own atlas.
Students explore the various categories of clouds and how they are formed. Through use of the Digital Atlas of Idaho, students research cloud types and formations. They use their information to answer questions on a worksheet. provided by the teacher.
Students map specified mountain ranges using an atlas. They include specified details on their maps and summarize the project on the back of their map.
Reinforce the use of an atlas and reference materials with writers. They discover how geographic location can make living easier or harder. They draw an assigned journey on a map, categorize survival needs, and prioritize options during the journey.
Students identify different geographical locations in Canada by using an Atlas. In this geography of Canada lesson plan, students locate features such as rivers, lakes, cities, provinces, and more.
Eighth graders practice using atlases. In this geography skills instructional activity, 8th graders select a college they would like to attend and use an atlas to respond to questions about the geography of the place.
Second graders use games that use the atlas and the globe. Students take a ride (journey). Students place their chairs as if they are riding in a car. The Teacher is the driver. As the students travel along they point out different sites that they see along the way. Students discuss the importance of knowing how to use maps to help them find where they want to go.
Ninth graders, working in pairs, use a multimedia world atlas, Encarta Multimedia Encyclopedia and the Internet (as well as any text materials found in the library) to research information about a specific region of the world.
Learners use atlases, maps, and Web resources to generate and examine maps of their own neighborhoods.
In this atlas terms and definitions online interactive worksheet, students read the definitions and match them with Atlas vocabulary words. Students match 49 answers.
In this online interactive reading comprehension worksheet, students respond to 25 multiple choice questions about Ayn Rand's Atlas Shrugged. Students may submit their answers to be scored.
Second graders understand the purpose of an Atlas and what it is used for. In this Atlas library lesson, 2nd graders become familiar with different Atlases and pair share what they have found.