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Students complete activities to investigate Antarctica. In this Antarctica instructional activity, students read the story Mr. Popper's Penguins and find Antarctica on several maps. Students complete a KWL chart for the instructional activity and research the continent using classroom resources as well as the Internet. Students examine the weather of the continent, watch a related video, and create a travel brochure.
Students research Antarctica and complete several activities. In this Antarctica lesson, students read the story Antarctica (Our Endangered Planet) and discuss the book. Students review the physical characteristics of the continent and make a word wall. Students discuss how people live on the land and work in groups to make experiment with ice sheets. Students use the given links to further study.
Students research the history of Antarctica. For this Antarctica history lesson, students work in groups to prepare a word collage about Antarctica and read A For Antarctica. Students complete a map activity, sandwich board chronology activity, fact wheel, Venn diagram, journal and treasure hunt for the lesson.
Inviting parents into the classroom for an “Afternoon in Antarctica” concludes this integrated Social Studies/Language Arts unit study of Antarctica. Young explorers read books about the continent and use their research findings to build dioramas, write stories or poems pertaining to the place, and to create a power point presentation. On visiting day, class members teach parents how to use a compass and GPS and distribute penguin food during the viewing.
Sixth graders participate in a geography tag game that involves identifying the seven continents, U.S. states, and the countries of Europe. In teams representing the different geographical areas of the globe, they run to a base line when their areas are called out while another team tries to tag them.
This resource provides two ways to engage learners in using latitude, longitude, and research skills. In pairs, or on their own, learners will locate several Antarctic regions on a map. They will write the name of the place and a few key details that describe the location. In another version of the activity, finding map locations based on latitude and longitude will lead them to envelopes containing questions about Antarctica which they must answer through quick research or topic look up. Either way you use it, the idea is a good one that will definitely engage your young geographers.
Students examine the continent of Antarctica, then read a news article about the decline in the Antarctic penguin population. In this current events lesson plan, the teacher introduces the article with a discussion and vocabulary activity, then students read the news report and participate in a think-pair-share discussion. Lesson includes interdisciplinary follow-up activities.
Fourth graders locate Antarctica and recognize it as the setting of Mr. Popper's Penguins. In this Mr. Popper's Penguins lesson, 4th graders understand the financial decisions made by Mr. Popper. Students discuss wise spending. Students study the uses of credit. Students make posters to show their group work.
Students investigate and research information about Antarctica and create a notebook and an information table. They conduct Internet research, label a map, create a table using spreadsheet software to log the weather conditions of Antarctica for a month, and organize their research information in their notebook.