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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
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You no longer need a bulky reference book or outdated maps to explore the globe! Take advantage of this opportunity to take a closer look at the world's geography with high-definition maps, and get up-to-date information on every country and capital city in the world.
1st - 12th Science 11 Views 2 Downloads CCSS: Adaptable
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
Introduction to the Virtual Atlas
Learners use an atlas online to gather information about the state of Washington. Individually, they practice using the database and researching specific items in the Pacific Northwest. They complete a quiz to end the lesson.
4th - 5th Social Studies & History 3 Views 4 Downloads
Fisheries: Wild Versus Farmed
Middle and high schoolers are introduced to the aquaculture of British Columbia. As a class, they identify the issue of wild salmon and aquaculture. Using the Internet, they research information on a topic related to aquaculture and evaluate the website's credibility.
6th - 11th Social Studies & History 3 Views 10 Downloads
Who Are the Aliens in Our Inland Seas?
Students work in teams to research specific landforms in Great Lakes Watershed, compile information into data table, and write legend explaining landform for children's book. Students then research area surrounding landform, compile data into food web, and develop specialized map for Great Lakes Atlas.
6th - 8th Language Arts 3 Views 21 Downloads
Facts and Opinions in a Variety of Genres
Here is a activity dedicated to helping learners understand the differences between facts and opinions. They examine the first page of several books from the class library to determine if the book is fact or opinion based. A Venn diagram is used to analyze the similarities and differences between fact and opinion pieces; they will do this to determine if they can find both facts and opinions in a variety of texts.
3rd Language Arts 59 Views 110 Downloads CCSS: Designed
Searching the Digital Atlas
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.
9th - 12th Science 3 Views 0 Downloads
Comparable Statistics from Countries of Various Continents
Seventh graders, while brainstorming, compare/contrast statistics about different countries concerning population growth and religion. They assess a variety of media to include in their statistics. In the end, their studies guide them to appreciate the contributions and respect diversity that all countries make to the world daily.
7th Social Studies & History 11 Views 24 Downloads