|Objectives||The students will locate and identify one country on each continent.|
|The students will learn there is no country on the continent of Antarctica.|
|Vocabulary||continent, country, boundary, map legend, symbol|
|Materials Needed||World Political Map, globe, map marker|
|Pull down the World Political Map and circle the map legend in the
lower left corner of the map. Review with the students the definition of
the word country. Also review the symbol that represents a country
boundary. Have a student locate Brazil on the globe and have another
student locate Brazil on the World Political Map.
|Tell the students there are many countries in the world. Today they
will use the World Political Map and the globe to locate at least one
country on each continent except Antarctica. (There is no country on
|Have a student locate Antarctica on the globe. Ask why is there no
country here. (The weather is so cold; few people live there.)
|Review with the students that the United States is located on North
America. Have a student circle the United States on the globe, making
sure Alaska and Hawaii are also circled.
|Prepare to make two lists on the board. One list should be labeled
with the heading "continents." The other list should be labeled with the
|You have already identified the continent of South American and the
country of Brazil. Write South America on the continent list and Brazil
on the country list.
|Review with the students that the United States is on the continent
of North America. Enter the name of each feature in the proper list.
|Have a student locate a country in Africa on the globe. Have another
student locate the same country on the World Map. Enter the name of each
in the correct list, emphasizing the difference between a continent and
|Follow the same procedure for the rest of the continents. Explain to the students there is only one country on the continent of Australia. The country of Australia has the same name as the continent.|
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