Develop geography literacy while learning about the unique characteristics of South America!
The 7 Continents: South America helps students learn about South America through fun reading and writing activities.
Five geography units cover the following standards-based topics:
Section 1: South America in the World
Introduces students to the location of South America in the world.
South America's Relative Location
South America's Hemispheres
South America's Absolute Location
Using a Projection Map
Section 2: Political Divisions of South America
Introduces students to the three regions and 12 countries of South America.
Population of South America
Countries of South America
Largest Countries by Area
Largest Countries by Population
Western South America
Population of Western South America
Northern South America
Population of Northern South America
Eastern South America
Population of Eastern South America
Capital Cities of South America
Section 3: Physical Features of South America
Students learn about the landforms and bodies of water of South America.
South America's Diverse Landscape
Highlands of South America
Plains of South America
Tierra del Fuego
Bodies of Water
Section 4: Valuable Resources of South America
Students learn about the various natural resources of South America.
Oil in Venezuela
Mining Copper in Chile
Llamas and Alpacas
Amazon Rainforest Wildlife
Galapagos Islands Wildlife
Section 5: South American Culture
Introduces students to the architecture, art, beliefs, and traditions of South American people.
Arts and Entertainment
Religions of South America
South American Cuisine
This resource contains teacher support pages, reproducible student pages, and an answer key.