The Seven Continents

The Seven Continents introduces students to some basic information about each of the seven continents on this earth. Students will learn some of the countries that are part of these continents. They will also discover some geographical features and typical weather patterns in different areas of the continents. In addition, they will be able to name and locate the continents on a globe or world map.

The “Options for Lesson” section of this lesson contains a few additional suggestions that you might want to incorporate into your lesson. One suggestion is to assign different continents to students to research and present. You might also choose to study one continent a week for seven weeks by focusing on specific areas or countries.

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.

Additional information

grade-level

1st Grade, 2nd Grade, 3rd Grade

subject

Social Studies, Video

State Educational Standards

LB.ELA-Literacy.RI.1.7, LB.ELA-Literacy.RI.2.3, LB.ELA-Literacy.RI.2.7, LB.ELA-Literacy.RI.3.3, LB.ELA-Literacy.RI.3.7

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    Good start

    I used some pieces of this lesson, but some were above our level and some irrelevant.. but I expected that based on the course level ascribed. Overall it was a decent reference to learning continents