Territories of Antarctica Teacher Resources

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The World's Last Great Wilderness (Antarctica)

For Teachers 9th - 12th
It's a shame that there are no photographs in this presentation because the information is fascinating! Each identically fashioned slide contains bullet points of information about Antarctica that will enhance an earth science...
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Oceans: Antarctica

For Teachers 4th - 8th
Welcome to the coldest, driest, windiest place on Earth: Antarctica. Krill serve as the food to support the entire ecosystem here. It is why fish, seals, whales, and sea birds can exist! Much of this ecosystem has remained a mystery...
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The Cultural Geography of Australia, Oceana, and Antarctica

For Teachers 6th - 9th Standards
What people groups originally settled in Australia and Oceania, and how do their geography and history affect the regions' cultural makeup? Here you'll find a traditional textbook chapter covering these topics, including informational...
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Antarctica

For Teachers 5th - 6th
Young scholars complete pre reading, writing, and post reading activities for the book Antarctica. In this guided reading lesson plan, students complete writing, go over vocabulary, answer short answer questions, have discussions, and more.
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Southeast Asia, Oceania, And Antarctica: Climate and Vegetation

For Students 6th - 8th
Explore the geography of Southeast Asia, Oceania, and Antarctica through this text-companion instructional activity. Learners read about the climate and vegetation of these regions, taking notes and answering 3 short-answer comprehension...
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Introduction to the World Map

For Teachers K - 3rd
Students identify the differences between maps and globes. In this map skills instructional activity, students are shown a globe and a map and recognize the differences. Students use post-it notes to locate several locations on the world...
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World Map and Globe - Lesson 15 Mountains of the World

For Teachers 3rd - 5th
Students locate major world mountain ranges. For this geography lesson, students identify major mountain ranges on 6 on of the 7 continents on a large world physical map.
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Survival in Antarctica

For Teachers 6th - 8th
Explore the harsh climate of Antarctica and its wildlife. Participate in experiments to determine how humans survive in the continent's climate, and address the difficulties faced by scientists.
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Antarctica Time lapse: A Year on Ice

For Teachers 4th - 8th
See Antarctica through all four seasons in this time-lapse video. You'll see the time-lapse feature in busy restaurants, small airports, open tundra, shipyards, etc. A glimpse into life and the scenery of Antarctica.
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Make a Balloon Globe

For Teachers 2nd - 6th
"We've got the whole world in our hands," is what your students will be singing after completing this fun geography activity. Using the included templates for the seven continents and a balloon, they create their very own globes.
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Antarctica The Frozen Continent

For Students 5th - 6th
In this animals of Antarctica worksheet, students read an informative text about penguins and seals of this region. Students fill out a fact chart with bullet points about: diet, predators, breeding habits, and body features.
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Packing for Antarctica

For Teachers 4th - 8th
Students brainstorm list of ten essential items they would want in event of being stranded in wilderness area, discuss supplies that would be needed for expedition to Antarctica, create spreadsheets, and discuss survival items that would...
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Animals (including Insects!) of Antarctica

For Teachers 2nd - 4th
Students locate information on the various animals of Antarctica, including insects. They identify that there are many distinct environments that support different kinds of organisms and explain why organisms can survive only...
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World Maps

For Students 4th - 6th
In this investigating a world map worksheet, students read a review of maps and globes and use a world map to answer multiple choice questions. Students answer eight questions.
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Australia, Oceania, and Antarctica Today

For Teachers 7th - 9th
Students explore the importance of research in Antarctica, then explain how snow becomes part of the Antarctic ice cap. They explore Antarctica's harsh environment and discover how scientists drill ice cores and what information ice...
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Fascinating Geography Facts

For Students 5th - 7th
In this geography worksheet, students will read 4 interesting United States geography facts and 19 fascinating world geography facts.
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Shackleton's Antarctic Adventure

For Teachers 7th - 9th
Students research the exploration of Antarctica by the explorer Sir Ernest Shackelton. For this Antarctic exploration lesson, students watch a movie about Sir Ernest Shackelton and his ship the Endurance. Students study a map of...
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Our World

For Teachers 4th - 7th
In reading maps worksheet, students examine a world map and respond to 5 questions that require them to identify continents as well as bodies of water.
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Touring the Poles

For Teachers 6th - 12th Standards
Would you want to vacation in the Arctic or Antarctic regions? Scholars research both regions and produce a travel brochure trying to convince tourists to visit. The project focuses on the geography, climate, flora, fauna, and indigenous...
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Bank On It! Antarctica

For Students 8th - 9th
In this vocabulary worksheet, students read an informational paragraph about Antarctica. Students then fill in the 17 blanks with words from the word bank.
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Getting to the Core of Climate Change

For Teachers 6th - 9th
Students investigate climate changes by graphing and analyzing ice core data from Greenland and Antarctica. They create, explain and report the pattern of data on a graph of ice core data. In addition they find relationships between the...
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Global Connections

For Teachers 3rd - 5th
An entertaining, and educationally valuable game of "tic-tac-toe" awaits your learners. They earn their "x's" and "o's" by correctly-answering questions on world geography. I've never seen this type of game before, and I believe that...
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World Map and Globe-Equator, North Pole, and South Pole

For Teachers 2nd - 5th
Students identify the Equator, North Pole, and South Pole on a map. In this geography lesson, students use a world map and circle the North and South Pole. Students locate the Equator on a globe and use a map marker to highlight it.
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Australia, Antarctica, and Oceana

For Teachers 4th - 9th
Go on a traveling adventure throughout Australia, Oceana, and Antarctica! This textbook excerpt offers a full unit of study that can easily be supplemented by extra projects or research materials. Learners study maps, read about native...
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Understanding Maps of Earth

For Teachers 6th - 8th Standards
Here is your go-to student resource on primary geography concepts, including facts about the surface of the earth and its hemispheres, latitude and longitude, globes, types of maps, and identifying continents and oceans.
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Outline Maps

For Teachers 4th - 12th Standards
Don't miss this gold mine of blank maps for your next geography lesson! Regions include traditional continents such as Asia, Europe, and Africa, as well as other major world areas such as the Pacific Rim and the Middle East.
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Australia, New Zealand, and Antarctica

For Students 6th - 8th
In this geography learning exercise, middle schoolers read about the history and development of Australia, New Zealand, and Antarctica. Students take notes and answer 5 short answer comprehension questions as they read the selection.
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World Map and Globe - Lesson 15 (K-3)

For Teachers K - 3rd
Students discover mountain ranges and their locations in the world. In this physical map instructional activity, students locate and identify major mountain ranges of the world on a large physical map.
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Worksheet 1: Geography Quiz

For Students 3rd - 5th
Students take a geography quiz and circle the multiple choice answer that answers each question correctly. The quiz is quite-challenging, and an atlas may be required to help the students. An answer sheet is provided.
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Geography Quiz 22

For Students 7th - 12th
For this geography worksheet, students answer short answer geography questions about landmarks around the world. Students complete 10 questions.
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Australia, New Zealand, and Antarctica

For Students 6th - 8th
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.
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World Map

For Students 3rd - 7th
In this world map worksheet, students practice their geography skills as they label the 7 continents and 5 oceans. A word bank in included.
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Tiny Countries

For Students 4th - 8th
Oh no! Dr. Evil is trying to rearrange the continents of the planet into the shape of a rooster! Help our hero put a stop to his sinister plan while practicing world geography!
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The Cultural Geography of Australia, Oceania, and Antarctica

For Teachers 9th - 10th
Students use information from the Australian Department of Immigration and Multicultural Affairs Web site to explore multiculturalism and immigration in Australia. They create graphs and charts from immigration data.
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Worksheet 2: Geography Quiz: True or False

For Students 2nd - 4th
Students read 10 statements associated with geography information from Worksheet 1 and determine if they are true or false. This worksheet would be a good follow-up to Worksheet 1 after the answers have been determined.
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Southeast Asia, Oceania, and Antarctica: Landforms and Resources

For Students 7th - 12th
In this geography skills worksheet, students read a 2-page selection about the landforms and resources found in the Southeast Asia, Oceania, and Antarctica. Students then respond to 2 short answer questions and complete 1 graphic...
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Tour Of South America

For Teachers 6th - 8th
Middle schoolers explore South America. In this geography lesson, students research landmarks of historical or national significance and use their findings to create slideshows.
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Aboriginal Land Claims

For Students 7th - 9th
In this Aboriginal Land Claims worksheet, students read about the culture and development of New Zealand and Antarctica, complete a chart about causes and effects, then answer comprehension questions.
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The Physical Geography of Australia, Oceania, and Antarctica

For Teachers 9th - 10th
Students access information from the United States Geological Survey's Web site This Dynamic Earth to research the Ring of Fire. They answer four questions and then apply what they have learned to create a bulletin board display.
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Global Connections Geography Review

For Teachers 2nd - 5th
In this beginning world geography PowerPoint, students answer basic  questions about continents and oceans, as well as land and water that surround or can be found in the United States. Correct responses earn a mark on the interactive...
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Global Lesson: Social Studies On-Line Global Lesson: Social Studies On-Line Continents

For Teachers 2nd
In this geography PowerPoint a simple world map on which each continent is represented by a solid green landform is the background for each of the nine slides. The continent names appear in a list on the first slide, followed by one...
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World Map and Globe

For Teachers 3rd - 5th
Students locate and identify continents and countries. In this world map lesson, students locate and identify one country on each continent.
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Antarctica

For Teachers 3rd - 5th
Students explore the Antarctic continent, Australia's role in Antarctic exploration and development, the issues concerning Antarctica's future and the needs of the Antarctic community.
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Ticky Plans His Trip to Antarctica to See Tacky

For Teachers 1st
First graders participate in a creative problem solving activity to help Ticky get to the Atlantic Ocean. They identify Ticky's problem, brainstorm ways to solve the problem, and develop a plan. They write the steps Ticky needs to take...
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Introduction to the World Globe

For Teachers 3rd - 6th
Students examine a globe and the world map to see what constitutes the differences. In this world map introductory lesson plan, students discuss what they see when they view the globe. Students then, look at a world map and compare the...
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A Day in a Life of an Arctic/Antarctic Animal

For Teachers K - 3rd
Young scholars, 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.
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Antarctic Meltdown?

For Students 5th - 8th
In this geography instructional 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...
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Top of the World

For Teachers 4th - 8th
Learn about polar bears and the Arctic circle with a lesson about the countries and conditions of the region. After examining how the area differs from Antarctica, kids explore climates, animals, and geographical position of countries in...
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Landforms and Resources

For Students 7th - 8th
In this Landforms and Resources worksheet, students are asked to complete a chart about the landforms and resources in Southeast Asia, Oceania, and Antarctica, then read and answer two short-answer questions.
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Antarctica Word Search

For Students 3rd - 4th
In this geography worksheet, students analyze 16 words in a word bank that pertain to Antarctica. Students find these words in a word search puzzle.
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Antarctica

For Teachers 3rd
Third graders become familiar with Antarctica, the Earth's southernmost continent, by researching its environment and inhabitants. They reference maps, conduct Internet research, identify animals, create graphs and write reports.
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Human-Environment Interaction of Southeast Asia, Oceania, And Antarctica

For Students 6th - 8th
In this geography worksheet, middle schoolers read about the human-environment interaction of Southeast Asia, Oceania and Antarctica. Students take notes and answer 3 short answer comprehension questions as they read the selection.
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A Frozen Land

For Teachers 3rd - 4th
For this geography worksheet, students learn about the continent of Antarctica by reading the information and studying a detailed map. Students answer 4 questions about the information presented.
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Continents

For Teachers 3rd - 6th
Students investigate World Geography by researching the different continents. In this Asian Geography instructional activity, students discuss the continent of Pangaea and color a worksheet of the continents. Students locate China on the...
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Country Capitals

For Teachers K - 2nd
Students locate country capitals on a world map. In this map skills lesson, students review the definition of the word country and discuss what a capital is. Students locate and label capital cities on a world map using a map marker.
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Ice, Ice, Baby

For Teachers 6th - 12th
Students explore the causes and effects of the melting ice formations in Antarctica; they then research different aspects of the topic in order to create a news special.
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Antarctic Sediment Cores

For Teachers 8th - 11th
Students explore Earth science by examining diagrams. In this sediment lesson, students identify the different layers which belong to Antarctica and examine images of the different sediments. Students complete a description matching...
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The Motions of the Oceans

For Teachers 6th
Students examine the topics of ocean waves, currents, and tides. They locate and label ocean currents on a world map, conduct experiments, analyze key vocabulary, view demonstrations and record the data, and complete handouts.
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Colossal Squid Caught in Antarctic

For Teachers 2nd - 6th
Students define the word colossal, then read a news article about an enormous squid caught off Antarctica. In this animal studies and current events lesson, the teacher introduces the article with dictionary and vocabulary activities,...
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The Seven Continents Scavenger Hunt

For Teachers 1st - 4th Standards
Who doesn't enjoy an engaging scavenger hunt? Here, scholars listen to, and discuss, the informative text, Where is my Continent? by Robin Nelson. They then explore the seven continents and four major oceans using Google Earth.  
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Rising Temperatures Threaten Penguins

For Teachers 2nd - 6th
Learners examine the continent of Antarctica, then read a news article about the decline in the Antarctic penguin population. In this current events lesson, the teacher introduces the article with a discussion and vocabulary activity,...
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Continents and Oceans

For Students 3rd - 4th
In this geography learning exercise, students read a paragraph and learn about the seven continents and five oceans of the world. Students study a map of the world and answer 12 short answer questions. This is an online interactive...
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The Amazing Antarctic Trek

For Teachers 5th - 8th
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...
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Making an Antarctic Water Flow Model

For Teachers 8th - 11th
Students explore world geography by creating a science model. In this water properties lesson, students identify the geography surrounding Antarctica and discuss how water flows in an out of the continent. Students complete a water...
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Geographic Terms Glossary

For Students 5th - 6th
In this geography worksheet, students learn 60 common geographic terms. Students read the words that are arranged in alphabetical order along with the meanings. There are no questions to answer; this is a glossary.
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Sign a Map

For Students 6th - 9th
In this geography worksheet, learners think and identify the different features and landforms that an explorer would come across the continent of Antarctica. They use body gestures to communicate their list of items to a partner and...
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The Antarctic Food Chain

For Teachers K - 3rd
Students explore the animals of Antarctica and the Antarctic food chain. They draw pictures of animals to include in a wall collage. Students illustrate the ecosystem's food web and discuss the importance of krill to the Antarctic...
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3D Textured Globe

For Teachers 3rd - 6th
The earth, our home planet, and the star of Earth Day celebrations everywhere! Celebrate Earth Day or examine Earth's place in the solar system, with a fun and easy craft, perfect for children nine and up. Paper mache ornaments, paint,...
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The Antarctic Ecosystem: Where Would It Be Without Krill?

For Teachers 6th - 8th
Middle schoolers investigate the importance of krill to the Antarctic ecosystem by researching the animals that depend on it and drawing a food web. They conclude by writing paragraphs explaining the potential consequences of a decline...
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Geography: Why Is the Sacremento Valley a Good Place to Grow Rice?

For Teachers 3rd
Third graders locate the Sacramento Valley in California where rice is grown. In this rice growing location lesson plan, 3rd graders locate the Sacremento Valley, California on a map, and color the mountain ranges and terrain that is...
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Penguins - Living on the Edge

For Teachers K - 2nd
Students study penguins in the Antarctic. They identify Antarctica on a world map or globe. They examine why penguins live on the edge of ice slabs, their food sources, and predators.
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Winter is All Around Us

For Teachers K - 1st
Students present what they have learned on Antartica. Students identify deciduous and evergreen trees and plants; identify and study about the habitats of animals that migrate, hibernate, and adapt; study the Aurora and Aurora Borealis...
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Mr. Popper's Penguin's

For Teachers 4th
Fourth graders locate Antarctica and recognize it as the setting of Mr. Popper's Penguins. In this Mr. Popper's Penguins lesson plan, 4th graders understand the financial decisions made by Mr. Popper. Students discuss wise spending....
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Southeast Asia

For Students 6th - 8th
In this geography worksheet, students read about the history and culture of Southeast Asia. Students take notes and answer 4 short answer comprehension questions as they read the selection.
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Industrialization Sparks Change

For Students 6th - 8th
For this geography worksheet, students read about issues surrounding Aboriginal land claims and growing industry in Southeast Asia. Students take notes and answer 2 short answer comprehension questions as they read the selection.
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Matching the Globe with the Map

For Teachers 2nd - 5th
Students examine how to use a globe. In this globe and map comparison lesson, students discuss how the globe and map are alike when looking at Africa and Antarctica. Students investigate shapes and sizes of globes versus maps.
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A Passport to Asia

For Teachers 6th - 8th
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.
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Arianna in Antarctica

For Teachers 4th
Fourth graders review their knowledge of the food groups and their benefits. They make comparison flash cards with different foods and their benefits, sharing them in creative ways. Finally, they work in groups to solved case studies...
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Continents and Oceans Word Search

For Students 4th - 5th
In this geography learning exercise, students locate the names of 18 continents and oceans in a word search. Students write a C by the continents in the word bank and O for the oceans. Then students identify 5 continents by looking at...
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Japan: Images of a People

For Teachers 3rd - 6th
Students learn the geography of Japan and its location in reference to the United States.
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Country: Austria

For Teachers 1st - 5th
Students access a variety of Austria themed websites. They locate information about history, geography, climate, people and culture. They view a live webcam of different parts of Austria and read about famous personalities from Austria.
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Worksheet 3. Names of Places

For Students 4th - 6th
In this geography worksheet, students write the geography words in the correct columns. The columns are "Continents", "Countries", and "Cities". There are 12 words on this page to organize.
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Trade and Prosperity in Southeast Asia

For Students 6th - 8th
In this Southeast Asia geography worksheet, students find the missing word or phrase that best completes each of the 8 sentences pertaining to trade and prosperity in Southeast Asia.
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Case Study Global Environmental Change

For Students 6th - 8th
In this environmental geography reading comprehension worksheet, students find the missing word or phrase that best completes each of the 8 sentences pertaining to global environmental change.
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Where in the World? Oceans & Continents

For Teachers 4th - 5th
In this geography worksheet, students answer 6 questions using a coded map as a reference, then students identify labeled geographic features.
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City Skylines Quiz

For Students 7th - 12th
In this online interactive geography quiz worksheet, students respond to 15 identification questions about the pictured city skylines. Students have 4 minutes to complete the quiz.
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Science Quiz: Earth Quiz

For Students 5th - 10th
In this earth science quiz worksheet, students respond to 20 short answer and true or false questions regarding earth science topics.
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Shackleton's Antarctic Adventure

For Teachers 6th - 8th
Students discover the climate and geography of Antarctica. They watch a video about an Antarctica adventure. They finally examine sacrifices made by individuals for the common good.
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Land of the Rising Sun

For Teachers 2nd
Students survey aspects of traditional and modern Japanese customs and beliefs in the seven lessons of this unit. Both the culture and the geography of the country are studied in this unit.
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Equator, North Pole, and South Pole

For Teachers K - 3rd
Young scholars identify the Equator, North Pole, and South Pole on the globe. For this map skills lesson, students use a globe marker to locate specific locations on the globe. Young scholars find where they live in relation to the Equator.
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Ozone Hole - Changes in the Stratosphere

For Teachers 7th - 12th
Halting the depletion of the hole in the ozone layer has been one of humanity's happy recoveries from previous damage done to the environment. Meteorology masters muse the Montreal Protocol and examine data on changes in the ozone....
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Constitution

For Students 4th - 8th Standards
Breathe new life into a teaching of the US Constitution with this interactive resource. For any upper-elementary or middle school teacher covering US history with their students, this is a must-have addition to their mobile device library.
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Revolutionary Money

For Teachers 4th - 12th
Examine paper money from the American revolution! Historians study the paper bills and discuss the history of money. How has money changed over the times? Activities are included. 
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If You've Seen One Map, Have You Seen Them All?

For Teachers K - 2nd
Students discover why there are many ways to show what Earth looks like on a map. They explain different views of the world and compare a polar map image with other views of the world.
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Plate Tectonics

For Teachers 7th
Reinforce a lesson on plate tectonics with an educational slideshow presentation. Twenty-seven slides, complete with images and diagrams to illustrate examples, or to show names and detailed facts, demonstrate the basics of plate...
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Plants and Animals, Partners in Pollination

For Teachers 4th - 7th
Students participate in multiple hands-on activities to explore reproduction and pollination. In groups, using a cotton swab and powder, students simulate being pollinators and plants. They name the parts of the flowers and the function...
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Population and Population Density

For Teachers 9th - 12th
Young scholars read and interpret graphs. In this population lesson plan, students explore population and population density as they read several data graphs and respond to questions.
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Minerals, Crystals, and Gems

For Teachers 3rd - 8th
Students discover the relationships between minerals, crystals and gems. They bring in rocks that they find at home, in the schoolyard, etc. and examine them and attempt to identify them. They set up a classroom exhibit that includes all...
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Playing Historical Detective: Great Grandmother's Dress and Other Clues to the Life and Times of Annie Steel

For Teachers Pre-K - 8th
Young scholars draw conclusions about an mystery person based on documents and artifacts provided. In this drawing conclusions lesson plan, students become detectives by reading and analyzing evidence provided. This lesson plan...
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Searching for Meteorites

For Teachers 7th - Higher Ed
Students examine meteorites and attempt to recover meteorite fragments.  In this space lesson students complete a demonstration on the impact of a meteorite using water balloons and make experimental predictions.
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Ancient Egypt by KIDS DISCOVER

For Students 5th - 12th
Discover Ancient Egypt! Learn about mummification and gods, visit pyramids and temples, examine cliff carvings and paintings, take quizzes and engage in activities. Colorful, interactive, and easy to use, this app is not just for kids!
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Columbus Day

For Teachers K - 2nd
Explore the significance and meaning behind the celebration of Columbus Day. Through instructor lecture and demonstration, students identify some of the events and accomplishments associated Columbus' mission. Working in groups, they...
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Pictures Telling Stories

For Teachers 6th - 10th
Students see the importance of primary sources in the study of history, but also the limitations of relying only on primary sources of taking the money, as it were, at face value.
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Trippin' to the Poles

For Teachers 6th - 8th
Middle schoolers plan imagined trips to the polar regions by studying the journals of TEA teachers. They use latitude and longitude, map scales and time zone studies to lay out their trip to the poles.
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Climate and Cultures of Africa

For Teachers 7th - 12th
Students gain an understanding of the relationship between climate and culture in the sub- Saharan Africa. Students will complete short exercises pertaining to the various cultures of Africa and the climate in which they live....
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Watching Crystals Grow

For Teachers 5th - 8th
Amazing science can sometimes happen right before your eyes! The class gets cozy as they watch crystals grow. They use Epsom salts, rocks, and food coloring to create crystals. They'll observe the entire process, documenting every step...
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Ancient Greece by KIDS DISCOVER

For Students 5th - 12th
Can't afford a trip to Greece? Why not take a virtual tour? Read or listen to audio narration as you explore a 3-D model of the Parthenon, ride along with the soldiers hidden within the Trojan Horse, and consider the lasting achievements...
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Ticky Goes to Jr. Map School

For Teachers 1st
First graders sing "We All Live Together," by Greg and Steve. They look at a map and sing the "Soggy Waffle Song" to study about the compass rose. Students write N, E, S, W on the borders of paper that goes under a 100's chart. The...
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Continents of the Globe

For Teachers 1st - 5th
Learners identify the continents on the globe. In this map skills lesson, students define the term "continent" and identify the seven continents on the globe.
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Around the World

For Teachers K - 5th
Students discuss the major geographical and cultural differences in the world. In this social science lesson, students pretend they are traveling and research information about where they wish to stay by finding information about the...
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We've got the whole world in our hands

For Teachers 5th - 6th
Students explore spatial sense in regards to maps about the globe. In this maps lesson plan, students label oceans, locate the continents and poles, follow directions, and explain the symbols on a map.
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Yo-ho, Yo-ho a Viking's Life for Me

For Teachers 3rd
Students complete a unit of lessons on the Vikings. They analyze maps, read and discuss myths, summarize the main ideas from resource materials, watch videos, sing a song, draw a picture to illustrate Norse mythology, and define key...
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Penguins Around the World

For Teachers 3rd - 4th
Young scholars gain an awareness of the diverse habitats of the 17 species of penguins. Standard: 4.4 Interdependence of Life Changes in an organism's habitat are sometimes beneficial to it and sometimes harmful.
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Mineral Scavenger Hunt

For Teachers 4th - 5th
Students complete a scavenger hunt worksheet as they find examples in their classroom, at home, etc., of minerals. Excellent worksheet!
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Create a Classroom Exhibit: Rocks and Minerals

For Teachers 4th - 5th
Students bring in rocks and minerals from home. They observe them and describe them carefully, completing a worksheet. Finally, a classroom exhibit is created.
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Australian Mammals: Evolutionary Development as a Result of Geographic Isolation

For Teachers 9th - 12th
Students comprehend the difference between monotremes, marsupials, and placental mammals. They are able to compare and contrast these organisms (Australian mammals) with other mammals. Students are able to identify Australian mammals.
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Under the Spell of Spiders

For Teachers 3rd - 8th
Young scholars examine spiders. In these spider lessons, students will view spider images and live spiders to determine physical characteristics, habits, and habitats. Young scholars will examine fantasy and folklore about spiders to...
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"ART ZOO 'Blacks in the Westward Movement', 'What Can You Do with a Portrait', and 'Of Beetles, Worms, and Leaves of Grass'"

For Teachers 7th - 8th
Students study black history, examine portraits and portrait making and create their own portraits, and  investigate their natural environment. This humanities lesson provides a text that can be used to teach lessons in black history,...
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The Westward Movement

For Teachers Pre-K - 8th
Students study the westward movement through examining stamps. In this westward movement lesson plan, students draw conclusions, determine cause and effect relationships and examine the westward movement of the United States by...
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How Size Shapes Animals

For Teachers Pre-K - 3rd
Students investigate how size affects large and small animals differently. In this animal lesson plan, students determine how size affects different animals by constructing their own animal out of marshmallows. Once students create...
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Fossils Footprints Across Time

For Teachers 4th - 5th
Students examine fossils to understand how they are formed and how they give information about geological history. In this fossil lesson, students research and write about fossils and make models of different fossil types.The PDF...
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Going...going...gone? Tropical Rainforests-How They Work, What They Do for Us, What's Being Done to Them...

For Teachers 6th
Sixth graders explore the Tropical Rainforest and come to understand what it is and how it affects the ecosystem. In this rainforests lesson, 6th graders write about the Tropical Rainforest, imagine they are in the Tropical Rainforest,...
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India: Where Remarkable Differences Are Ordinary

For Teachers 1st - 6th
Students research India and Indian culture. In this Indian research lesson plan, students research and report on the lives of Indian children. The report will be in the form of a mock interview between a journalist and an Indian child....
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Stories of the Wrights' Flight

For Teachers 4th - 12th
Students examine and compare primary and secondary source accounts of the Wright brothers' first flights on December 17, 1903.
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Polar Opposites

For Teachers 4th - 5th
In this polar worksheet, students read a chart to gather information about the North and South Poles. They compare and contrast the two opposites and identify their location on a map. There are five short answer questions on this...
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1st Grade - Act. 21: Map Maker

For Teachers 1st
First graders complete map activities.
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Where in the World is Tacky the Penguin?

For Teachers 1st
First graders complete activities related to they story they are reading in class. Through art and measurement activities, 1st graders relate a story from the "Tacky the Penguin Series" to everyday objects and ideas they encounter.
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Traveling Through North America

For Teachers 2nd
Students identify places and landmarks in North America, specifically Canada and the United States, by using and constructing maps. Six lessons on one page; includes test.
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Getting to Know My World

For Teachers 1st
Students participate in hands-on activities using maps and globes to identify geographical features. Students use map legends to identify direction. Students locate oceans, continents, countries, states and cities. Handouts and...
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Country Capitals

For Teachers 4th - 5th
Students define the meaning of country capital. In this country capital lesson, students identify the symbol and find country capitals. Students locate and label capital cities on a map and insert the capital symbol.
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Sea Connections

For Teachers 3rd - 6th
Students, after locating different marine habitats on a globe, play a card game about ecosystems, food webs and organisms.
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Views of the American West: True or False?

For Teachers 9th - 12th
Students explain that a landscape painting may or may not accurately represent a specific place. They identify techniques that create the illusion of three-dimensional space on a flat surface.
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JAPAN, IMAGES A PEOPLE

For Teachers 9th - 10th
Young scholars interpret Japanese and American paintings; evaluate paintings as sources of cultural and historical information
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Japan: Images of A People

For Teachers 4th - 6th
Young scholars study Japan and explore the use of screens.
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Australian Mammals: Evolultionary Development as a Result of Geographic Isolation

For Teachers 3rd - 4th
Pupils examine the differences between monotremes, marsupials, and placental mammals and are able to contrast these organisms with other mammals. They learn about unique variation and the diversity of mammals located in Australia.
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Ecology 8 Land Biomes

For Teachers 9th - 12th
Students identify and describe the main features of one land biome. After researching what a biome is, they give various examples of biomes around the world and in their backyards.
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Dinosaurs Were Real!

For Teachers Pre-K - 3rd
Students investigate the history of dinosaurs, as real animals. In this dinosaur lesson plan, students examine basic concepts that help them understand the history of all life. Included in this article is information on the world of the...
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Art to Zoo: Celebration

For Teachers Pre-K - 3rd
Students research and develop a report on birthday rituals around the world. For this research lesson plan, students compare birthday rituals from other cultures to their own. Images and resources are included.
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Lift and Drag: Principles of Flight and the Soaring Imagination

For Teachers 2nd - 8th
Students construct models of early gas balloons and gliders. In this balloon and glider lesson, students create models of early gas balloons and gliders, discover how the forces of lift and drag effect aircraft in flight, and put on...
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Teaching With the Power of Objects

For Teachers Pre-K - 3rd
Learners define value of an object. In this value lesson plan, students identify reasons for collecting objects, compile a personal inventory of items they find valuable, and then define why those items are valuable to them. In step two...
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Building Bridges: Living in a Diverse Society

For Teachers Pre-K - 3rd
Students participate in various activities that help them build esteem, and explore racism. In this multicultural lesson plan, Students increase their awareness of, and appreciation for, cultural differences and similarities. This...
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History Close to Home: Creating Your Own Special Museum

For Teachers 3rd - 6th
Students create their own museum exhibit. In this museum creation lesson plan, students research their local history so they can decide on a theme for their exhibit and what objects they will use in order to design a museum exhibit. A...
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Learning from Letters and Other Mail

For Teachers Pre-K - 3rd
Students explore the history of our mail system. In this postal lesson plan, students evaluate mail as a means of communication, create a mail system in their classroom where they can send and receive mail. Once the students receive...
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Botany: Irrigating of Rice

For Teachers 4th
Fourth graders discover agriculture by researching the irrigation of rice.  In this farming lesson, 4th graders read about the different methods of rice farming and create an illustration for each different action.  Students describe the...
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Regions of South America

For Teachers 2nd
Students explore facts about South America in the four lessons of this unit. Booklets are created from the materials produced as the class delves into the topic.
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Landforms All Around

For Teachers 2nd
Students create a "Landform Dictionary". They develop an overlay map and participate in hands-on activities to identify the key characteristics of landforms. They discuss the plant and animal life of these areas. Handouts for the lessons...
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The Rocky Shore

For Teachers 4th - 6th
Students compare a realistic landscape painting with a photograph of the same place.
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The European Union

For Teachers 7th
Seventh graders perform research related to the concept of the European Union. By becoming familiar with the Union they comprehend the advantages and disadvantages of the governmental structure.
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Lewis and Clark: The Language of Discovery

For Teachers 6th - 8th
Learners replicate some of the trailblazing methods of Lewis and Clark on a fifteen-minute "writing journey" through the school or neighborhood.
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Map Maker

For Teachers 1st
First graders participate in a variety of map activities.
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Spy on a Spider

For Teachers 3rd - 8th
Students view slides or live specimens to name and describe the distinguishing features of groups of arthropods, especially spiders and insects. They complete worksheets, observe webs and then search for and record where spiders can be...
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Creatures from Planet X: Spiders

For Teachers 3rd - 8th
Students are given a description of some fascinating animals from "Planet X". They follow the descriptions given to illustrate one of these animals paying careful attention to introduced vocabulary such as 'appendages', 'receptors', and...
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Facts, Feats and Folklore: Spiders

For Teachers 3rd - 8th
Students review and discuss a variety of sayings, folklore and superstitions about spiders. They discuss this information and choose either an interesting fact or appealing foklore tradition to illustrate.
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In or Out? Make Up Your Mind!

For Teachers Pre-K - 3rd
Students create a portrait gallery of various people in history. In this biography lesson plan, students determine whether people in history have the criteria needed in order to be placed in the Smithsonian's National Portrait Gallery. ...
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Baga Drum

For Teachers K - 6th
Young scholars examine a Baga Drum in order to explore the history of the Baga people of West Africa. In this art history lesson, students recognize figures used in Baga Drum design that represent aspects of Baga culture. They also...

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