|Review the definitions of the word country. A country is an area of
land where people live under one government. Tell the students that each
has a special city where government leaders meet to do their work. This
city is the country capital. Discuss some of the important leadership
positions in our government.
|Pull down the World Political Map. Locate the map legend and circle
the symbol used to identify a country capital. (The name of the city is
underlined.) The example cited in the legend is Brasilia, Brazil. Have a
student circle Brasilia on the World Map.
|Ask the students if they know the capital city of the United States.
Have one student locate and circle Washington D.C. Emphasize the symbol
used to identify Washington D.C. as a country capital.
|Tell the students each country in the world has a capital city.
Today the students will find one capital city on all continents except
Antarctica. Use the post-it-notes on the map near the location of the
|Begin with North America and locate and label a capital city other
than Washington D.C. Follow the same procedure for the other continents.
(Locate and label a capital city other than Brasilia in South America.)