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Giddy-up! It's Reference Resource Round-up!
Young scholars 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
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 instructional activity on post WWII politics.
6th Social Studies & History
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
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 English Language Arts
How Can Maps Help?
Students 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