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Early Explorers WebQuest
Students use the Canadian Atlas online to gather information on the early explorers and settlers of Canada. Individually, they complete a WebQuest to extract information from maps to make generalizations about early settlement patterns. They also describe how the physical geography of Canada influenced where populations settled.
6th - 8th Social Studies & History 6 Views 34 Downloads
Early Explorers Web Quest
Students use the Canadian atlas online to research early explorers and settlers in Canada. They also complete a Web Quest to gather information from maps. They make generalizations about the early settlement patterns as well.
6th - 8th Social Studies & History 3 Views 25 Downloads
Canada's Landform Regions
Young scholars use a atlas to identify and describe Canada's Landform region. Using the information they collect, they create a thematic map of the region and describe all of the physiographic regions and the processes that formed them. They share the information they collected with the class.
9th - 12th Social Studies & History 3 Views 25 Downloads
Weather Extremes in Canada: Understanding the Sources and Dangers of Weather
Young scholars utilize Canadian Atlas, identify air masses that affect Canada, distinguish between cold and warm fronts, research and examine causes of weather extremes in Canada, and identify dangers associated with weather extremes.
9th - 12th Social Studies & History 3 Views 10 Downloads
Treasure of the Tar
Students, using an atlas, locate the region known as the "Tar Sands" in the Central Plains of Canada. They hypothesize about the future economic potential of this natural resource. They create a poster about the Tar Sands industry in Alberta.
9th - 12th Social Studies & History 3 Views 4 Downloads
Beginner's World Atlas: oo Words
In this beginner's World Atlas worksheet, students observe the oo = foot picture and use it to darken in circles of words with that sound and that best complete the sentences. Students choose seven words to complete the sentences.
1st - 2nd English Language Development 3 Views 20 Downloads
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 8 Views 48 Downloads
School-Home Link: Maps
In this atlas and parent communication form worksheet, students 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.
4th - 5th Social Studies & History 3 Views 1 Download
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.
3rd Language Arts 13 Views 60 Downloads
Off to See the World!
Second graders use games that use the atlas and the globe. Students take a ride (journey). Students place their chairs as if they are riding in a car. The Teacher is the driver. As the students travel along they point out different sites that they see along the way.
2nd Social Studies & History 3 Views 7 Downloads
Who We Are
Students research current population statistics and demographic trends in Canada. They construct graphic organizers of their research, identify potential issues arising from population trends and suggest ways in which Canada can prepare for these changes.
10th - 12th Social Studies & History 3 Views 10 Downloads
Technology and Geography
Ninth graders, working in pairs, use a multimedia world atlas, Encarta Multimedia Encyclopedia and the Internet (as well as any text materials found in the library) to research information about a specific region of the world.
9th Social Studies & History 3 Views 4 Downloads