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Fifth graders, in groups, explore the the type of reference sources are needed to answer a question. Each group identifies where the material was located, and the teacher records the guess.
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.
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.
In this research skills worksheet, students use a road atlas for the United Kingdom to help them answer the geographical questions about counties of the U.K.
In this car for rent word problem worksheet, students solve a real-life problem using pricing information, a road atlas, and logical reasoning. Students solve three word problems.
Third graders review spatial sense learned in grades one and two. They measure distances using map scales. They use atlases, and on-line sources to find geographical information.
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.
Middle schoolers create a historical atlas depicting the changes leading up to 1890 and those afterwards in the Indian Territory/Oklahoma region. line.
Young scholars 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.
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.
Young scholars practice reading an atlas and writing prompts. They use graphic organizers to construct their writing prompt. They use the Internet to do their research.
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.
Learners 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.
In this geography skills worksheet, students respond to 14 short answer questions by using maps and atlases. The maps and atlases are not included.
Young scholars 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.
Students complete activities to learn about the geography of Korea and basic geography terms. For 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. Students learn about demarcation and create an edible map of Korea.
Learners create their own countries. In this geography skills lesson, students establish governments, cultural backgrounds, atlas/geography components, national anthems, and national symbols for a country they create.
Third graders familiarize themselves with the use of an atlas. For 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.
In this using reference sources activity, learners 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.
In this atlas worksheet, students learn about the specialized reference book of maps. Students analyze the map of Illinois and answer 8 questions.