This PowerPoint focuses on each continent, one continent per slide. Students will "notice" information about each continent, and be able to differentiate between continents and countries. Second and Third Graders need to be able to identify the continents, learn where each continent is, (according to cardinal directions), and learn about what landforms make up each continent. Students can read the suggested age-appropriate informational texts to gather information to write "information boxes" and draw pictures to paste to BIG MAPS of the continents of the world. The information gathered on the big maps will include quick facts about each continent, the weather, the products, foods, animals, and how people adapt to where they live.
Included is a "jigsaw" map of the world that the students can put together to see all of the continents that make up the world.