Where in the World Is That Volcano?
Identify the Earth's major volcanoes with an earth science lesson. Elementary and middle schoolers locate major volcanoes on a world map. Then, in groups, they research how the volcano affects the region in which it is located.
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- Modify the lesson to prompt learners to find the closest volcano to their school, as well as how long it has been dormant (or not)
- Applicable to a wide range of grades
- A good addition to a unit on plate tectonics or landforms
New Review Where in the World Is Our Teacher?
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Was the United States Justified in Dropping the Atomic Bomb on Hiroshima and Nagasaki?
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