The Seven Continents

Lesson 19


Alternate Unit 3

1st Grade

Lesson 19 of 24


Describe two to three unique things you might see if you visited Antarctica.

Readings and Materials

  • Book: Explore Antartica by Bobbie Kalman  — pp. 8–9, 12–13, 14–15, 18–19, 20–21

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Target Task

Discussion & Writing Prompt

Describe two to three unique things you might see if you visited Antarctica.

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Key Questions

  • What makes Antarctica unique? (pp. 8–9)

  • What is the climate like in Antarctica? (pp. 12–13)

  • What type of water will you find in Antarctica? (pp. 14–15)

  • What type of plants will you find in Antarctica? (pp. 18–19)

  • What type of animals will you find in Antarctica? (pp. 20–21)

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Common Core Standards

  • RI.1.1 — Ask and answer questions about key details in a text.
  • RI.1.2 — Identify the main topic and retell key details of a text.
  • RI.1.5 — Know and use various text features (e.g., headings, tables of contents, glossaries, electronic menus, icons) to locate key facts or information in a text.
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