A story to help younger children remember the continents.
North America married South America and they went away to a small
private continent named Europe for their honeymoon. When they
returned, they had 4 children and each child's (continent) name
started with the letter A. The biggest child (continent) has the
smallest name.. Asia. Africa looks like a backwards F. The last 2 are
Antarctica and Australia.
Row through the Oceans
(tune of Row,row, row your boat)
Row, row, row your boat
Gently through the oceans
Pacific, Atlantic, Indian, Arctic
And Southern Oceans are so deep!
Off to see the Continents
(tune of "We're off to see the wizard" from the Wizard of Oz)
We're off to see the continents
the continents of the world.
There's Africa, Antarctica, North and
There's Europe, Australia, and don't
forget about Asia.
We're off to see the continents,
the continents of the world.
*Things to Do
Look! You're Wearing Geography
Grades 5 - 10 (or with modifications, grades at any level)
This activity can be used to reinforce the concept of global interdependence.
Children will find that geography is all around them when they
participate in this activity. Look! You're Wearing Geography has
children checking the tags on their clothing, shoes, and accessories
to find where they were made. Children then label a map were their
clothes and other items were made.
Adventures Teacher Guide (K-3)
Students will learn basic concepts for visualizing objects from
different perspectives and how to understand and use maps.
The lessons center on a story about a little girl named Nikki. Nikki
goes up in an unplanned balloon ride that gives her, and the
students, different views of a park.
Included in this package are: Seven lesson plans, A picture of a
hot-air balloon, Two activity sheets, 15 reproducible black-and-white
sections of a park map that can be made into a poster
*Stories to Read
Story of The Young Map Colorer
The young map colorer must decide how many colors to use
on her map. After the story, there are practice designs to print out
so you can try coloring the maps. Don't miss the "But
what does this have to do with math?" page.
How well do you know your flags?
There will be a country name and three flags. You have to match the
right flag by 'tagging' it with your mouse.
World: Children's Songs and Rhymes of All Nations
Learn the nursery rhymes and songs that children have grown up with
all over the planet by paying a visit to Mama Lisa. Just click on a
continent or a country name, and explore. This site contains music
samples and lyrics.
The CIA World Factbook includes information on every country in the world.
Requirements: Win3.1 or Win95 with a Laser, Inkjet or Dot Matrix
printer. Size 290KB. Free. Age 8+
Print Maps Big or Small
1 Page to Almost 7 Feet Across
U.S. Maps · World Map
Print out big maps for children. Large maps to learn geography, to
color for fun. An educational activity for learning the states. Print
maps 1 page to over 70 inches across. Great for classrooms and
homeschool. U.S. and World maps.
Requirements: Win3.1: 314 KB Win 95/98: 433 KB. Free. Age 8+
Choose African, European, or USA. Each study tutor has a study
mode ("Explore Africa"), and two types of quiz to test your knowledge.