What our The Seven Continents lesson plan includes
Lesson Objectives and Overview: The Seven Continents teaches students all about these seven masses of land on our earth. Students will learn about some of the countries that make up each one. They will also discover some facts about them, including their sizes and populations. By the end of the lesson, they will be able to locate each continent on a globe or world map.
There are three main pages of content in this lesson. The first page explains what a continent is a describes that the United States is in North America. And North America lies between the Pacific and Atlantic oceans. Students will then learn how to order the continents by land mass.
The next few pages describe additional facts about each one. For instance, students will learn that the Mississippi River is the third largest river in the whole world. There are no people on Antarctica except for visitors and scientists. It is both the windiest and coldest place on Earth.
COLOR THE MAPS ACTIVITY
Students can work with partners if you prefer for the activity portion. There are seven activity worksheets total, one for each continent. For the activity, students will label each land mass and color them different colors. Then they will cut around the borders and glue each onto construction paper to create a world map. The goal is to show the continents in the right places.
MATCH THE FACTS PRACTICE WORKSHEET
For the practice worksheet, students will read through 25 facts. They will have to match the facts to the continent it represents. A word bank contains the names of each for students’ reference.
THE SEVEN CONTINENTS HOMEWORK ASSIGNMENT
The homework assignment contains two sections. For the first section, students will reference the map at the top of the page. They will write which continent each number represents. For the second section, they must look at 20 countries and write which continent they belong to.