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Price: $21.99
Grade Level: Grade 4 -- Grade 6
Item Number: EMC3736
Manufacturer: EVAN-MOOR
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Develop geography literacy while learning about the unique characteristics of Antarctica! The 7 Continents: Antarctica helps students learn about Antarctica through engaging reading and writing activities. Five geography units cover the following standards-based topics: Section 1: Antarctica in the World: Introduces students to the location of Antarctica in the world. • Antarctica's Relative Location • Antarctica's Hemispheres • Antarctica's Absolute Location • Using a Projection Map Section 2: Physical Features of Antarctica: Introduces students to the highest, driest, coldest, and iciest continent on the planet. • Formation of Antarctica • Antarctica's Harsh Landscape • East Antarctica • West Antarctica • Antarctic Mountains • Antarctic Ice • Antarctica's Climate • Climate Changes in Antarctica • Antarctica's Bodies of Water Section 3: History of Exploration: Students learn about the diverse history of Antarctica's discovery and exploration. • Unknown Southern Land • Early Exploration • Bellingshausen and Weddell • Ross and Wilkes • Belgica Stranded • Heroic Age • Race to the South Pole • Mawson and Shackleton • Exploration by Air • Admiral Byrd Section 4: People of Antarctica Today: Students learn about the people who research, visit, and live in Antarctica. • Antarctica Treaty • Antarctica's Scientific Research • Female Scientists • Communication in Antarctica • Tourism in Antarctica Section 5: Natural Resources and Wildlife: Introduces students to the natural resources and wildlife of Antarctica. • Resources of Antarctica • Lichens, Fungi, Moss, and Algae • Land Invertebrates • Animals in the Ocean • Animals: Visitors on Land • Antarctica's Web of Life This resource contains teacher support pages, reproducible student pages, and an answer key.
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