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World Lakes

World Lakes


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Grade Level Grades 3-8
Standards Alignment
Common Core State Standards

About This Lesson

In World Lakes, students review map skills and geographical terms while exploring the benefits and resources provided by the lakes of the world, including, in Asia, the Caspian and Aral seas; in Africa, Lakes Victoria, Tanganyika, and Chad; in South America, Lakes Maracaibo and Titicaca; and, in North America, Lakes Superior, Huron, Michigan, Erie, and Ontario. Students explore the diverse geographical regions where these lakes are found, as well as how humans have used and relied on these major bodies of water.

This unit includes a Student Reader and Teacher Guide, providing Guided Reading Supports and the following Additional Activities: a comparison of different map projections; Cool Facts About World Lakes; a domain vocabulary exercise; and a Unit Assessment.


Determine two or more main ideas of a text and explain how they are supported by key details; summarize the text.
Determine the meaning of general academic and domain-specific words and phrases in a text relevant to a grade 5 topic or subject area.


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