|Objectives||Using the World Physical Map, the students will locate one major mountain range on each continent. (except Antarctica)|
|Vocabulary||mountain, physical map|
|Materials Needed||World Physical Map and the following seven post-it-notes:|
|Great Dividing Mountains|
|Pull down the World Physical Map. Review with the students the
meaning of the colors used on the physical map. Also ask the students
that today they will learn about mountains around the world.
|There are many different mountains ranges located throughout the
world. These mountain ranges have a name to identify them just as cities
are named. Tell the students they will learn the location and name of
one mountain range on each continent except Antarctica.
|Circle North America on the map. Have the students suggest where the
largest mountain range in North American is located. Tell the students
the name of the mountain range is the Rocky Mountains. Use the Rocky
Mountains post-it-note and place it over the location of the Rocky
Mountains on the map.
|Follow the same procedure for the rest of the continents. Identify
the continent. Suggest where mountains may be located. Apply the
sticker. The mountain ranges and the correct continent are as follows:
| Rocky Mountains - Western North America
Andes Mountains - Western South America
Alps Mountains - Central Europe
Ural Mountains - Divides Europe and Asia
Atlas Mountains - Northern Africa
Himalayas Mountains - South Central Asia
Great Dividing Mountains - Eastern Australia
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