This is a Unit plan that I use at the beginning of 5th grade to make sure that my students are familiar with the basic geography of our world. I believe it could easily be adapted and appropriate for grades 2-6. The basic goal is for the students to be able to correctly label all seven continents and five oceans. They should also be able to identify on which continent several major countries are located. I have found that this really helps my students with later units in Social Studies.
This Plan includes:
--Unit Outline with vocabulary, goals, basic pacing guide for 5 days of lessons.
--Atlas Scavenger Hunt
--Performance task of creating a "Continent Song" with 2 different rubrics
--Posters for the 7 continents (Power Pix)
--SMART Notebook with World Maps to assist instruction