continents alison wenning ed 417 dr. helms lesson plan
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Materials• Blue balloons
• Markers, crayons
• Continents booklets
• Map of the world
• Individual small maps for the children
• Non fiction books on the continents
VocabularyAfrica - a continent that crosses the equator. It is south of Europe and is bordered by the
Atlantic and Indian Oceans.
Antarctica - the continent that surrounds the South Pole of the Earth.
Asia - a continent in the Northern Hemisphere. Asia is attached to Europe (and east of it ).
Australia - a continent, an island, and a country in the Southern Hemisphere.
equator - an imaginary line that divides the Earth into Northern and Southern
Europe - a continent in the Northern Hemisphere. Europe is attached to Asia (and west of
North America - a continent in the Northern Hemisphere; it is north of South America. It
Is bordered by the Atlantic and Pacific Oceans.
North Pole - the point that is the farthest north on Earth.
South America - a continent that is mostly in the Southern Hemisphere. It is bordered by
the Atlantic and Pacific Oceans.
South Pole - the point that is the farthest south on Earth.
Students will develop an awareness of
the seven continents. Students will construct a model of
theearth including the seven
The students will be able to locate theseven continents on a map.
Objective # 3 Students will understand the world is
made up of regions that are very
different from each other in terms of
climate, geography, animal life, and
Compare and contrast the continents
as they appear on a map and a globe.
Websites National Geographic GeoSpy Geography Game for Kidshttp://www.nationalgeographic.com/geospy
Play the continents hangman game with the link below; http://www.quia.com/hm/46193.html
Take a quiz about the seven continents and oceans http://www.lizardpoint.com/fun/geoquiz/index.html
Different levels of questions about world geographyhttp://www.sheppardsoftware.com/World_Continents.htm
Quiz your knowledge on the seven continents. http://www.nordicsoftware.com/activitytree/library/con_qu iz.shtml
Activity #1The students will create the world.
Give balloons to students to blow up. They should tie a knot in it.
Tell the students that the knot is the South Pole.
Have students draw a small X at the top of the balloon with marker. Tell the
students the X is the North Pole. Trace a line around the middle of the balloon to
represent the equator.
Give the students cut-out continents to trace on their balloons.
Discuss the location of the continents using the equator as a guide. Which
continents are above the equator? Which are below the equator? Which continents
does the equator run through?
Activity #2Create a seven continents book. Each
page has a picture of the continent.
The students will write one or two
sentences about what they learned.
Activity #3Have the students look at a world map. Let
them become familiar where each continent is
located. Seven students will come to the front
of the classroom to represent the continents.
The rest of the class will help place the
students(continents) in the correct place as if
they were looking at a map.
Students will learn different songs about
the continents to help them remember the
Activity #5 Students will complete their own world map.
They will label the blank seven continents.
They will color the map.
Continents PoemCONTINENTS TOUR
ZEBRAS live in AfricaLIONS and ELEPHANTS, too.
Australia is down under,Home of the KANGAROO!
Clap your hands for Asia!It's the largest one.
Antarctica is covered in ice.The PENGUINS sure have fun!
North America is where I live.It's where I work and play.
In Europe you'll find England,Where the queen rules every day.
South America is home to Brazil.It's the largest country there.
The world has seven continents,And I've just named them with care!
(Tune to "He's Got the Whole World in His Hands")We've got ASIA and EUROPE in our hands,
We've got AFRICA and AUSTRALIA in our hands,We've got NORTH and SOUTH AMERICA in our hands.
We've got the whole WORLD in our hands.
We've got six huge continents in our hands.We've got six huge continents in our hands.We've got six huge continents in our hands.
But where is number seven?
It's at the south point of the globe -- yes, it is.It's at the south point of the globe -- yes, it is.It's at the south point of the globe -- yes, it is.
And it's called ANTARCTICA.
(Tune to "Did You Ever See a Lassie?")Do you know the continents? the continents? the continents?
Do you know the continents. There are seven in all.There is ASIA and EUROPE and AFRICA and AUSTRALIA
There is NORTH and SOUTH AMERICA and ANTARCTICA, too.
(Tune to "Are You Sleeping?")Where is ASIA?
Where is EUROPE?Where is AFRICA?
Where is AUSTRALIA?Where is NORTH AMERICA?Where is SOUTH AMERICA?
Where is ANTARCTICA?Where are the continents?
Here is ASIA? Here is EUROPE?Here is AFRICA?
Here is AUSTRALIA?Here is NORTH AMERICA?Here is SOUTH AMERICA?
Here is ANTARCTICA?Here are the continents?
What is the smallest of the
Which continents do not cross the
•The continents that do NOT: North America, Europe, Australia, and Antarctica.
Which continent is the island continent?
What is the coldest
What is the largest