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What is an atlas? A book of maps What can you find in an atlas? Can include information about: Roads/Driving Directions/Latitude and Longitude Landscapes/Topography/Landforms/Physical.

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2 What is an atlas? A book of maps

3 What can you find in an atlas? Can include information about: Roads/Driving Directions/Latitude and Longitude Landscapes/Topography/Landforms/Physical Maps Social Information/Population/Cultural Natural Elements/Temperature/Resources REMEMBER: This is all in map form.

4 What is an almanac? A book of statistics (numbers) and other information that is published annually. That means once a year. Almanacs can be information about a previous year or possible information about a future year. Usually this is for weather predictions.

5 What can you find in an almanac? Statistical Information Interesting Facts About Different Subjects Weather Predictions/Patterns (Farmer’s Almanac) “Year In Review”

6 Practice Time Take about 3 minutes to flip through the atlas and almanac in front of you.

7 Atlas or Almanac? How deep is the deepest lake in the world? Why did you choose your resource?

8 Atlas or Almanac? What continent is located south of North America? Why did you choose your resource?

9 Atlas or Almanac? How many justices are on the Supreme Court? Why did you choose your resource?

10 Atlas or Almanac? List one of Connecticut’s nicknames. Why did you choose your resource?

11 Atlas or Almanac? Which body of water must a traveler cross to get from Mexico to Florida by the most direct route? Why did you choose your resource?

12 Atlas or Almanac? In which direction does the Mississippi River flow, and into which body of water does it empty? Why did you choose your resource?

13 Atlas or Almanac? What is the name of the longest suspension bridge in the United States? Why did you choose your resource?

14 Atlas or Almanac? Between which two states is Washington D.C., located? Why did you choose your resource?

15 Atlas or Almanac? What sea touches Venezuela? Why did you choose your resource?

16 Atlas or Almanac? What currency (form of money) is used in Japan? Why did you choose your resource?


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