This basic unit will take about a week to help your primary age students learn the major continents, countries, and oceans. It contains:
1. A coloring book noting major features and countries of each continent.
2. A small world puzzle map that they cut out, reassemble and color.
3. Pages to practice writing in the major compass point directions (on a four point compass "rose") as well as the names of the major continents, countries and oceans.
The map has lines for places to write the names of the major continents, oceans and countries. The lines help students get the names in the correct places.
4. A rudimentary black & white reference page/map with the names and locations of the major continents, oceans, and countries. (Handy if you don't have a set of atlases for your entire class.)
I use this before I teach Columbus to help students understand that North and South America really were a "New World" to Europe back then. (I've been using this unit for years and now it is improved and better than ever.)
Most students begin to enjoy knowing where everything is. Your gifted students will love to label where every last thing they can name and where it is located.
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