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 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
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
Bellingshausen and Weddell
Ross and Wilkes
Race to the South Pole
Mawson and Shackleton
Exploration by Air
Section 4: People of Antarctica Today
Students learn about the people who research, visit, and live in Antarctica.
Antarctica's Scientific Research
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
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.