7 Continents: Antarctica Grades 4-6

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7 Continents: Antarctica Grades 4-6

EMC Number: 3736

Page Count: 128

EAN: 9781609631314

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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.