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How to Choose Resources: Atlas

Where in the world?

 

Atlas

An atlas helps you find where places are located.

 

  • Begin by using the index in the back of a print Atlas.
  • The index will list a page number and map coordinates. Please write down all the information.
  • Turn to the correct page and use the map coordinates to find the location you're looking for.
  • Atlases use symbols to define capital cities, rivers, and mountains.

 

Activity:  Atlas

 

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1-Find a print atlas in your library. Look through the atlas. Write down a question that could be answered using the atlas.

 

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2-Find an atlas in your library that has a map of the place where you were born.

 

Where were you born?  __________________________________________

Write the title of the atlas and the page number where you found your birthplace.

Title: _________________________________________________________

Page number:  ______


OR Try the Interactive MapMaker at

http://education.nationalgeographic.com/education/mapping/interactive-map/?ar_a=1.  

 

List the web address or URL:  _____________________________________________________

 

and the date you used the website:  ____________________________________

Try also the  FactMonster Atlas at http://www.factmonster.com/atlas/.

 

List the web address or URL:  _____________________________________________________

 

and the date you used the website:  ____________________________________

 

 

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