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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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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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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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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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For Teachers 5th - 6th
Students 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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The Ancient World Explorer

For Teachers 6th - 8th
Students investigate the ancient structures of Mesopotamia, Egypt, India, and China. In small groups, they conduct research, evaluate their findings within the group, create visual aides, and complete an Internet treasure hunt.
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Australia, New Zealand, and Antarctica

For Students 6th - 8th
For this geography worksheet, students 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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The Birth and Death of Genes

For Students 9th - 12th
Notothenioids are not your average fish—they contain antifreeze! An interesting video introduces the icefish, a scaleless fish with colorless blood that lives in the oceans around Antarctica. It explains how gene duplication and...
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The Great Explorer - Ernest Shackleton

For Students 9th - Higher Ed Standards
How different would the world look if you returned after two years off the grid? Historians analyze Ernest Shackleton's trip to Antarctica during the Great War. They watch a short Who Did What in WWI? video explaining Shackleton's trip...
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Placing Events on a Timeline

For Students 3rd - 8th Standards
Put important events in chronological order with a lesson about timelines. With a variety of topics stemming from world history, the packet of worksheets provides analytical activity for learners to decide where certain events fall...
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Foundation of Civilization: Technological and Environmental Transformations

For Students 9th - Higher Ed Standards
What are the attributes of a civilization? A unit from Crash Course World History connects the main ideas from four of its videos to define a civilization and to track the transition from the Paleolithic Era to the Neolithic Revolution.
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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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The History of Rice

For Teachers 3rd
Third graders explore the history of rice. In this history of rice lesson plan students use a timeline to help determine important events in the spread of rice throughout the world. They use a map to locate rice production in the United...
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Stories That Go with the Territory

For Teachers 6th - 12th
Students investigate various expeditions throughout history to new and/or uncharted territories. They work in groups to develop and 'produce' television news magazine segments about some of these historic expeditions.
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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 plan provides a text that can be used to teach lessons in black...
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Ozone and Temperature Data Analysis, South Pole Antarctica

For Teachers 9th - 12th
Students discuss the layers of the atmosphere, and the history of the ozone hole. They discuss the chemistry of the ozone formation. Students compare seasonal data collected with ozonesondes. They compare Antarctic and Arctic ozone hole...
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The History, Culture, and Economies of Australia and New Zealand

For Students 7th - 9th
In this Australia and New Zealand worksheet, students compare the economies, cultures, histories, and original inhabitants in a chart, then answer some questions about a map (not included).
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Human PreHistory 101 Part 2: Weathering the Storm

For Students 6th - 12th
The last ice age occurred around 20,000 years ago. What were the conditions like? How did our ancestors survive them? These questions are briefly explored in a three-minute video clip. See how in a relatively short time, humans spread...
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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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Corn: An A-Maizing Plant

For Teachers 1st - 5th
Students research Earth science by participating in a food preparation activity. In this agriculture lesson, students discuss where corn comes from, how it used in modern day recipes and what the health benefits of the plant are....
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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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Southeast Asia

For Students 6th - 8th
In this geography worksheet, learners 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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Travel to Mesoamerica

For Teachers 1st
Students research books, watch movies, and look on the internet to find information on ancient America, Mexico, and Central America. In this Mesoamerica lesson plan, students participate in a social studies unit on North America of the...
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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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