Reflection: Pacing Poles Apart....The Arctic and the Antactic - Section 2: Engage and Explain


In order to create a quality map that would show everything I wanted to show, I went to the internet and did a search to find a map that would include both of the regions I wanted to explore with the students.  I found many maps that were included in my search.  One particular map led me to a website that provided not only the map, but information as well.  

Polar Discovery was full of information to guide my discussion with the students and offered a clean and beautiful map.  I put the website up on my Smart Board while my students were away at specialists.  I taped my blank anchor chart to the board (using the blue painters tape ---it is the best tape to use on a board if you are going to adhere anything to it.  The tape will not leave a residue or hurt the board in anyway.  An important feature to ensure it lasts a long time).  I carefully and lightly used my pencil to trace the maps on the anchor chart. 

This is always the fun part with the children.  They really cannot see the faint pencil lines and when I begin sketching, they think I am amazing!!! I do not fill in any of the language.  Just the outline of the continents and oceans.  

The language would be filled in later with the students. 

  Anchor Chart Maps
  Pacing: Anchor Chart Maps
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Poles Apart....The Arctic and the Antactic

Unit 5: Unit 5 - The Science of the Polar Regions
Lesson 4 of 8

Objective: SWBAT to discover the differences within the Polar Regions.

Big Idea: Seeing that the world is not one giant piece of land and understanding where those pieces fit in the puzzle can be a huge learning.

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