Help your students explore the landforms, climate, history, and wildlife of Antarctica! The 7 Continents, Antarctica helps student develop geography literacy while they learn about the unique characteristics of Antarctica.
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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.
‚Ä¢ Antarctica's Relative Location
‚Ä¢ Antarctica's Hemispheres
‚Ä¢ Antarctica's Absolute Location
‚Ä¢ Using a Projection Map
Section 2: Physical Features of Antarctica
Introduces students to the highest, driest, coldest, and iciest continent on the planet.
‚Ä¢ Formation of Antarctica
‚Ä¢ Antarctica's Harsh Landscape
‚Ä¢ East Antarctica
‚Ä¢ West Antarctica
‚Ä¢ Antarctic Mountains
‚Ä¢ Antarctic Ice
‚Ä¢ Antarctica's Climate
‚Ä¢ Climate Changes in Antarctica
‚Ä¢ Antarctica's Bodies of Water
Section 3: History of Exploration
Students learn about the diverse history of Antarctica's discovery and exploration.
‚Ä¢ Unknown Southern Land
‚Ä¢ Early Exploration
‚Ä¢ Bellingshausen and Weddell
‚Ä¢ Ross and Wilkes
‚Ä¢ Belgica Stranded
‚Ä¢ Heroic Age
‚Ä¢ Race to the South Pole
‚Ä¢ Mawson and Shackleton
‚Ä¢ Exploration by Air
‚Ä¢ Admiral Byrd
Section 4: People of Antarctica Today
Students learn about the people who research, visit, and live in Antarctica.
‚Ä¢ Antarctica Treaty
‚Ä¢ Antarctica's Scientific Research
‚Ä¢ Female Scientists
‚Ä¢ Communication in Antarctica
‚Ä¢ Tourism in Antarctica
Section 5: Natural Resources and Wildlife
Introduces students to the natural resources and wildlife of Antarctica.
‚Ä¢ Resources of Antarctica
‚Ä¢ Lichens, Fungi, Moss, and Algae
‚Ä¢ Land Invertebrates
‚Ä¢ Animals in the Ocean
‚Ä¢ Animals: Visitors on Land
‚Ä¢ Antarctica's Web of Life
This resource contains teacher support pages, reproducible student pages, and an answer key.