7 Continents: Antarctica, Grades 4-6+


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

This resource contains teacher support pages, reproducible student pages, and an answer key.

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