Comparing the Continents
Students examine a map and a globe to compare the physical features of the Earth's continents.
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The 3-D Map Project
After choosing a continent or state, young geographers will draw outline maps and create a three-dimensional map of their chosen areas using flour and salt dough. This resource includes project guidelines, construction instructions, and...
4th - 6th Social Studies & History CCSS: Adaptable
Lesson 3: Hemispheres, Continents, and Oceans: The Big Picture!
Using Styrofoam balls and mini pumpkins, your learners will have the opportunity for a real hands-on experience in understanding the earth's hemispheres and major points, such as the equator, prime meridian, and International Date Line....
4th - 8th Social Studies & History CCSS: Designed
Compare/ Contrast: Race To The South Pole
Did you know that 100 years ago the South Pole was still unexplored? Read the passage and complete the compare and contrast chart provided to compare the journeys of two explorers. Then, practice this skill again by comparing two types...
3rd - 4th Social Studies & History
Through the journey of four stories of immigration, scholars complete graphic organizers and apply knowledge to create a visual representation of their findings on a large poster. Third and fourth readers write a letter to their family...
3rd - 6th English Language Arts CCSS: Adaptable
Investigating Animals Through Non-Fiction Text
Conduct a shared reading activity with a non-fiction animal book. Young researchers identify the various text features in informational texts, complete a graphic organizer to compare and contrast text feature purposes, and finally choose...
3rd - 5th English Language Arts
Exploring the World's Geography
Learners discuss the seven continents of Earth and the diverse geography. After discussion, they create their own paper-mache globes which properly display all seven continents, the equator, and the prime meridian. They conduct research...
5th - 8th Social Studies & History
Settling the West: Westward Expansion
Third graders study Westward Expansion of the US using texts, trade books, biographies, and Internet research to determine how land was used by the settlers. They compare the different routes that the settlers used to move west. They...
3rd English Language Arts