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Britannica Learning Zone - Explore - Student Tutorial

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Lisa O'Mary

Gina Scruggs


Memorial Park Elementary School

Walker High School

(Jasper City)


This podcast is intended to show elementary students how to easily navigate through the Explore component of Britannica Learning Zone. It leads students through each step of the activities, and demonstrates all features within this component.

Length: 2:34

Content Areas: Social Studies

Alabama Course of Study Alignments and/or Professional Development Standard Alignments:

SS2010 (K) Living and Working Together in Family and Community
9. Differentiate between land forms and bodies of water on maps and globes.
SS2010 (1) Living and Working Together in Family and Community and State
8. Identify land masses, bodies of water, and other physical features on maps and globes.
  • Explaining the use of cardinal directions and the compass rose
  • Measuring distance using nonstandard units
  • Example: measuring with pencils, strings, hands, feet
  • Using vocabulary associated with geographical features, including river, lake, ocean, and mountain
    SS2010 (2) Living and Working Together in State and Nation
    6. Identify states, continents, oceans, and the equator using maps, globes, and technology.
  • Identifying map elements, including title, legend, compass rose, and scale
  • Identifying the intermediate directions of northeast, southeast, northwest, and southwest
  • Recognizing technological resources such as a virtual globe, satellite images, and radar
  • Locating points on a grid


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