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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

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Evan-Moor Educational Publishers
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The 7 Continents


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