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7 Continents: Antarctica

7 Continents: Antarctica

by JoEllen Moore
Trade Paperback, 80 pages
Current Retail Price: $21.99

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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 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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