This engaging interactive notebook provides the foundation for your student's study of the seven continents. Throught the creation of their notebooks students will complete activities and folding notes that will create an informational reference they can look back on for their future geography studies. From the climate of different continents, to the tallest and lowest points in each, to interesting geographic sites and the location of capital cities and important features, this resource will help engage your students in an exploration of the continents.
A teaching outline is provided for each note, with instructions and additional resources you might wish to explore.
-Introducing The Seven Continents: % of Earth that is land and water pie chart, foldable note about terminology choices and Australia vs. Oceania.
-Measuring Continents: students record the population, size, and # of countries in each continent.
-The Seven Continents Map: students label the continents on a map.
-Pangaea: students color a map of Pangaea in accordance to the origin of the present day continents, they make a flip book showing Pangaea's continental drift, and they learn about the fossil evidence of Pangaea. (Color and black and white version of the Pangea flip book is included).
-North America, South America, Europe, Asia (each have an individual note that takes up two pages): students research and record the annual average high and low temperatures for thre cities, they research and summarize the importance of three interesting geographic sites of their choosing, they record some important facts and figures about the continent, and they label important features, countries, cities, and bodies of water on a map of the continent.
-Oceania: Students label the wet and dry seasons on a pie chart, they research and summarize the importance of three interesting geographic sites of their choosing, they record some important facts and figures about the continent, and they label important countries and bodies of water on a map of the continent.
-Antarctica: students learn about the climate of Antarctica, record some important facts and figures about the continent, and label important features and bodies of water on a map of the continent.
Please note, this unit is designed to be the grounding framework for your student's study of the seven continents. This means that you will need to suppliment their learning and faciliatate the completion of these interactive notes with access to resource books or internet sources. While I provide recommendations wherever I can and link to helpful resources, you must be responsible for sourcing additional information for your students.
A note on terminology. The term Oceania is used throughout this unit. This does NOT mean that if you use the term Australia with your students that you cannot use this resource. The first notebooking page has a foldable note that explains how the terminology differs, allowing students to recognize what is meant when the term Oceania is use, and leaving you to use whichever term you wish.
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