Water Formations in Antarctica Teacher Resources
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Shackleton's Antarctic Adventure
Students research the exploration of Antarctica by the explorer Sir Ernest Shackelton. In this Antarctic exploration lesson, students watch a movie about Sir Ernest Shackelton and his ship the Endurance. Students study a map of Antarctica and Shackelton's course. Students write a list of leadership qualities and role-play an Antarctic survival simulation. Students write an essay about the characteristics of a good leader.
In this geography activity, students read an excerpt about how scientist are examining changes in the Arctic and Antarctic ice caps. They use the information in the excerpt and any other references listed to answer the three questions that follow.
Mission Geography: Continents
Students study the cultural and geographic characteristics of the continents by examining stories and images. They describe geographic characteristics and identify each continent.
World Geography: Global Interdependence
Students are able to discuss the theory of climate change. They identify examples of how climate change impacts the earth's geo-spheres. Students are able to use the example of climate change to describe the interdependence of the earth's four geo-spheres.
Students use recipes to find spices from six continents. They research the geographical features of the places where the spices are found. They use their research to create presentations of the countries they mapped.
A Day in a Life of an Arctic/Antarctic Animal
Students, through video segments, explore what types of animals live in the Arctic and Antarctica. They also clear up any misconceptions they have about penguins or polar bears.
Wearing Tuxedos In the Land of Brrrrrrrrr!
Students watch Antarctica: The Last Great Wilderness on Earth, explore and discuss animals and their survival in the polar region of Antarctica, and create mini-books, mobiles, etc. about penguins.
A Passport to Asia
Students explore Asia. In this geography skills lesson, students design travel brochures that market Asia by highlighting its location, population, capital, landforms, famous places, and food.
Le Tour de l'hemisphere en trois pays
Sixth graders practice to develop geography skill by identifying locations using a map and apply writing process strategies to develop a travel brochure for France, Quebec or the Ivory Coast.
The Continents and Oceans of the World
Young scholars explore world mapping skills. In this world geography lesson plan, students identify and label the continents and oceans on a world map using the Visual Thesaurus. Young scholars generate mnemonic devices to help memorize these terms.
Biomes: Islands and Evolution
Students discover how islands form, how plant and animal species get there and what the term means. In this biomes lesson students prepare a presentation that describes the life forms and geography of an island.
Students review North America, Africa, Europe and Asia. They identify Australia as the smallest continent. They identify Australia as an island continent nicknamed "the land down under." They color a map of Australia.
Antarctica Independent Research Project
Pupils choose particular Antarctic topic that interests them, research information from at least five different Internet sites, and demonstrate their understanding of concept through creation of multimedia project of their own choosing.
Second graders, in groups, selects a letter as a starting point and announces the direction in which he intends to move on a map. The team that closes a square takes possession of the square and marks it with their symbol.
Ticky Plans His Trip to Antarctica to See Tacky
First graders participate in creative problem solving activity to get from Utah to the Atlantic Ocean.
The Geography of the Olympics
Students plot the location of the Winter and Summer Olympics since 1896. Using the maps, they analyze data on where the Olympics have been held and discuss why that location was chosen. They discuss the possiblity of Indianapolis holding an Olympic games in the future.
Bank On It! Antarctica
In this vocabulary worksheet, students read an informational paragraph about Antarctica. Students then fill in the 17 blanks with words from the word bank.
Australia, New Zealand, and Antarctica
In this geography worksheet, students find the missing word or phrase that best completes each of the 13 sentences pertaining to Australia, New Zealand, and Antarctica.
The Geography of Ascent
Students explore what it would be like to climb one of the Seven Summits, the highest mountains on each continent. They also study the world's biomes and study how biomes change not only with latitude but also with elevation.
Fascinating Geography Facts
In this geography worksheet, students will read 4 interesting United States geography facts and 19 fascinating world geography facts.