In the lesson, students will be introduced to an atlas. They will see sample atlas pages that look at what types of information can be found in atlases. Students will learn that there are different types of atlases (Atlases that focus on a country, a continent, or the world).
Students will also learn that the text features of a table of contents and an index are located in an atlas to help readers find specific information quickly.
At the end of the lesson is a short atlas scavenger hunt that can be done as a whole group, or printed off for students to do in small groups or individually using a United States Atlas.