Let's Make a Globe

Chris Van Allsburg's The Polar Express introduces a one-day plan that has third graders locating the North and South poles and the equator on a globe.

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Instructional Ideas

  • Project images of Earth as it appears from space and have class members locate the poles and the equator on the images
Classroom Considerations

  • No information is included about the significance of the poles and the equator
Pros

  • The packet includes the plan, a materials list, and directions for the activities
Cons

  • Additional scaffolding may be needed for some learners to understand the classroom as a globe activity