Developing atlas skills through crosswords is a series of blackline masters designed to expand students’ knowledge of their physical world. Using crosswords as their medium, the activities encourage students to use a hands-on approach to exploring the atlas, the Internet and other reference sources. They also explain and reinforce the concepts of time differences (GMT), distance scales and eight main compass points.
utilises atlas skills to complete crosswords
additional background information, hints and explanations for specified clues
concise student instructions for completing the crosswords
a list of places used in the crosswords
specific teacher information about latitude and longitude
specific teacher information about the use of an atlas index
requires students to continually use the eight main compass points