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 Polar 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 Bodies of Water Antarctica's Climate Climate Changes in Antarctica
Section 3: History of Exploration Students learn about the history of Antarctica's discovery and exploration. Unknown Southern Land Early Exploration Voyage of the Belgica The Heroic Age Race to the South Pole Exploration by Air
Section 4: Antarctica Today Students learn about the people who research, visit, and live in Antarctica. Claims to Antarctica Research Stations Women Scientists in Antarctica Antarctic Time Satellite Communications Tourism in Antarctica
Section 5: Antarctica's Wildlife Introduces students to the wildlife of Antarctica. Antarctica's Food Web Antarctica Krill Wandering Albatross Penguins of Antarctica Whales of the Southern Ocean Three Antarctic Fish Colossal Squid Creatures of the Deep
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