Our All About Antarctica lesson plan introduces students to the continent of Antarctica. The location of Antarctica is discussed, as well as the first explorers to visit the continent. The lesson briefly mentions the animals that live in Antarctica such as seals and penguins, and also touches on the Southern Ocean and polar ice caps. During this lesson, students are asked to work with a partner to read and answer questions about the Antarctica Treaty. Students are also asked to match terms to their definitions in order to demonstrate their understanding of the lesson vocabulary.
At the end of the lesson, students will be able to locate the continent of Antarctica on a map, list some of the characteristics of Antarctica, and explain some of its history.
Common Core State Standards: CCSS.ELA-Literacy.RI.3.3, 7, CCSS.ELA-Literacy.RI.4.3, 7, CCSS.ELA-Literacy.RI.5.3, 7, CCSS.ELA-Literacy.RI.6.3, 7