|Write the term island on the board. Ask the students to describe an
island. An island is a body of land completely surrounded by water. Ask
the students if they have ever been on an island. Was it big or small?
What kinds of things did they find on the island?
|Tell the students islands can be almost any size. Some are very
large while others are very small. Have a student circle some islands on
the World Map while another student is doing the same on the globe.
|Tell the students that there are islands that are countries. Some
are very small countries with few people. Others are island countries
with many people.
|Locate Asia on the World Map and on the globe and find the following
island countries. List the name of the country on the board. Have a
student circle the island country on the map and another circle the same
island country on the globe. After the country has been located, have
the students write the name of the country's capital city on the board.
| Japan - Tokyo
Taiwan - Taipei
Philippines - Manila
Indonesia - Jakarta
Malaysia - Kuala Lumpur
|If time allows, do the same procedure for the other continents.