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Students use an atlas of Canada to research the issue of urban development. Using this information, they discover the impacts of this on the natural systems of the region and ecozone. They use the Internet to research strategies to manage the problem to allow more growth in the area of natural resources and limit urban sprawl.
Sixth graders study the geography of the Caribbean Islands. In this Caribbean geography lesson, 6th graders use maps and atlases to find certain locations in the Caribbean. Students practice using different types of maps, using latitude and longitude coordinates, and gain experience with cartography.
Third graders familiarize themselves with the use of an atlas. In this mapping lesson students learn about the creation of the national anthem and 'America the Beautiful' Using the worksheet provided, 3rd graders map particular regions across America, using key facts provided about the regions, with an atlas.
Third graders create a mini-atlas of the human and physical characteristics of their local community, which includes landforms, climate, vegetation, population, and economics. They use nonfiction map-related resources to obtain information for the different characteristics.
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.