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Students use the digital atlas of Idaho to study different weather patterns. They use the Climatology section of the Digital Atlas of Idaho to explore concepts such as relative humidity, dew point, condensation, and cloud formation.
Third graders review the parts of a fairy tale and how to use an atlas. In this geography lesson, 3rd graders listen to the story Glass Slipper, Gold Sandal- A Worldwide Cinderella.  They use their atlas to find the place talked about in the book. 
Students utilize maps/Atlases to find key spatial information, locate U.S. National Parks, characterize the geography of a specific region, and create a National Park brochure.
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.
Middle schoolers map Mesopotamia. In this Geography lesson, students are introduced to Ancient Mesopotamia. Middle schoolers use an atlas to label the defining features and areas of Mesopotamia on a map.
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. Working in pairs, they need to answer 6 questions, write the question, the answer, and where they discovered the answer.
In this biomes instructional activity, students will use an atlas to find the location of 12 cities listed on a graph onto their world map. Then students will use the cities' annual precipitation to figure out what biomes that city is found.
In this time zone learning exercise, students answer word problems using an atlas and a time zone map about different times in different places. Students complete 3 problems.
Students follow written directions and complete a map of Japan as directed using an atlas as a guide. They play an almanac game in which they answer questions about Japan.
In this atlas and parent communication form worksheet, learners use an atlas to find several things: the capitol city of Japan, the number of countries in Africa, where to buy a newspaper, the names of Presidents of the United States, the longest river in South America, the tallest mountain in Mexico, and the size of the sun. Students must have their parents or guardians sign the worksheet.
3rd graders will learn how to use four types of reference materials (Atlas, Encyclopedia, Dictionary, Thesaurus). Each slide includes the purpose for using that specific reference. There are challenge questions included that give mock situations where students must decide what correct reference material they would use.
students use the internet, an atlas map, and other sources to explore a map of Idaho. They locate the Lost River Range and Mt. Borah. Students read the atlas map to locate earthquake faults, find the magnitude, fault, and epicenter of specified earthquakes.
Students use a digital atlas to explore the effects of water on landscapes. They view view pictures and complete worksheets to study the properties of water. Students study the water cycle and the chemical role it plays in living cells.
Students become familiar with various mammals found in Idaho. They work in groups of three to four. Students use the digital atlas to identify mammals. They complete this activity by using the mammal section of the Digital Atlas.
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. 
Students utilize atlases, maps, and Internet resources to select destinations and places to stop along the way on a day trip. They examine and write about the reasons they want to visit the particular places they chose.
Students read maps and identify specific countries involved in conflict. They classify countries in cultural realms. They relate maps to what they know about world conflict.
Fourth graders look through the atlas to locate their missing principal. They use longitude and latitude to identify various locations around the world. Students strengthen their map skills.
Students use a digital atlas to explore areas in the Western United States that depend heavily upon water. They explore the type of soil and the farming that is compatible with the soil. As a class, students explore Idaho's economic activity.
Students use a digital atlas, geologic maps, and topography maps to explore geologic regions of Yellow Stone National Park. They locate evidence that support the theory of hot spots. Students research and explore the movements of Hot Spots.