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Where in the World...?
Students use longitude and latitude to locate various cities, regions, landforms, and bodies of water around the globe. They use The New York Times Learning Network's crossword puzzle 'Longitude and Latitude' to sharpen their atlas skills.
6th - 12th Social Studies & History 30 Views 36 Downloads
Maps and Current Events
Students brainstorm geographic questions for specific news stories and use an atlas along with National Geographic's MapMachine to help them find answers to these questions. They create "map packages" to accompany and illustrate.
9th - 12th Social Studies & History 10 Views 34 Downloads
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 Language Arts 28 Views 142 Downloads
Who Are the Aliens in Our Inland Seas?
Middle schoolers 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
Discovering the Local Community
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.
3rd Social Studies & History 3 Views 15 Downloads
Reference Source Four Square
Fourth graders play a four-square game on the playground while reviewing four main references -- dictionary, atlas, thesaurus, and encyclopedia. Students must throw the playground ball in the correct "square" identifying the correct reference source.
4th Language Arts 3 Views 30 Downloads
Pack Your Suitcases -- We're Going On A Road Trip!
Students participate in mapping activities. In this mapping lesson, students examine how to locate specific points on a map, use an atlas, write letters, graph information, and label a United States map. They simulate a truck trip around the state of Missouri.
K - 3rd Social Studies & History 6 Views 36 Downloads
Particulate Observation Lab
Pupils collect samples of common dust from their homes and school for examination under a microscope. They identify the components of their samples using the provided "Atlas of Indoor Dust Particles." Pupils take samples form a variety of sources, compare their contents and make hypotheses about the generalizability of their findings.
9th - 12th Science 3 Views 14 Downloads
Geography of Korea
Students complete activities to learn about the geography of Korea and basic geography terms. In this Korean geography lesson, students locate Korea on a world map using atlases and maps. Students label features and cities of importance. Students learn geographic terms and complete related worksheets.
5th - 7th Social Studies & History 11 Views 31 Downloads
Mapping America the Beautiful
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.
3rd Social Studies & History 3 Views 17 Downloads
Using Reference Sources
In this using reference sources activity, students review what can be found in atlases, thesauri, dictionaries, almanac, encyclopedias, and Books in Print. Students then identify the sources they would use to find the 15 listed items.
6th - 10th Language Arts 19 Views 175 Downloads