Building an understanding of Earth is important, but if your school is anything like mine, I was provided very little in the way of material for teaching social studies in my elementary classroom. I created a resource for covering the 5 oceans of the world in a format that allows teachers to start teaching right away with little hassle. I was teaching the seven continents, and decided that a lesson on the 5 oceans only made sense to cover as well. This resource includes a slide show of key facts and features, flip book, pocket chart cards, activities, and an assessment.
Facts and Features Slide Show:
I created a slide show as a way to share content with students that includes both informational text and stunning visuals as well. This slide show goes over the meaning of ocean words, key facts and features of each of the five oceans, and includes images for each ocean. This could be presented whole group, in small groups, or assigned as independent work. Just keep in mind that informational text often includes key words or vocabulary that might be higher than grade level.