Need an easy to use comprehensive resource for the major landmasses and oceans of the world? This social studies unit is packed full of facts, features, differentiated reading passages and comprehension questions, a research globe craftivity, and more to help you bring the seven continents and five oceans to life!
This resource has been updated to include Google Compatible components great for distance learning!
- Continents Facts & Features Slide Show (Google Compatible)
- Five Oceans Facts & Features Slide Show (Google Compatible)
- 15 page Informational Continents Mini Book (Print & Google Compatible)
- Continents Print & Audio Book (MP4 Video Read Along)
- Flip Book for 5 oceans (3 different printable versions)
- Reading Passages & Comprehension Questions for each continent (3 differentiated levels! Print & Google Compatible)
- Label the Continents & Oceans on the Map (Print & Google Compatible)
- Fact vs. Opinion Sorting Activity (Print & Google Compatible)
- Label the Compass Rose (Print & Google Compatible)
- Continents Song
- Globe Craftivity (research & writing project)
- Writing Prompts (printable sheets)
- Pocket Chart Cards
- Bulletin Board Display
- Assessments (matching & true/false, Google Compatible)
Continents: Facts and Features Slide Show (Google Compatible)
This slide show includes information for each continent. Each continent is highlighted on the world map. The first slide is filled with facts and key features that coincide with the informational mini book included. A collage of beautiful photos is included for each continent to give your students a glimpse of some of these features. You can also print the slides and use as station information or create a wall display.
Oceans: Facts & Features Slide Show (Google Compatible)
This slide show covers the 5 oceans of the world. Facts and features are presented for each ocean as well as several photos for each. This PPT also covers the origin of ocean names.
Continents Informational Mini-Book (Google Compatible version included)
A 15 page mini book that coincides directly with the facts and features slide show is included in this resource. Your students will fill in the blank, answer questions, and illustrate pictures for each of the continents. This is a great way to keep your students engaged and on target. A Google Compatible version is included that provides students an opportunity to also conduct online research about each continent.
NEW: Mini Book #2 With Video Read Along (MP4 Audio Book)
I have just added a mini book (color and blackline) reader with an MP4 video read along. Each sentence is highlighted in the book so that students can follow along as the book is read aloud. This read along is a great distance learning option, as students can follow along with the video, but printing is not necessary.
Oceans Flip Book (3 Versions)
This resource includes a flip book for compiling the information that your students learn about the 5 oceans. There are three versions. Version 1 follows the slide show, Version 2 is open-ended and allows for student research, and Version 3 is perfect for younger kiddos as the text is included and there is space for illustrations.
Reading Passages & Comprehension Questions (3 Differentiated Levels)
Perfect for close reading! This resource includes 3 differentiated reading level passages for EACH of the seven continents. Comprehension questions are included for every reading passage. Level 1 & 2 are one page reading passages for each continent. Level 3 is a two page reading passage for each continent. A one page set of differentiated comprehension questions are included for each reading passage. Please note that informational text generally includes vocabulary or key terms that may be higher than grade level. PRINT & DIGITAL versions included.
Your students will complete a fun globe craftivity to show what they have learned about the continents. This craftivity is versatile, in that it can be used to demonstrate knowledge gained directly from the facts and features included in this unit, or from a student's own time of research. This craftivity includes single lined writing spaces (pictured), and also triple lined writing spaces to meet your classroom needs.
Cardinal Directions (Google Compatible)
This resource includes several slides and practice sheets on cardinal directions. Two versions are included depending on how in-depth you choose to go. Pocket chart cards that can be placed on your classroom walls to mark North, South, East, West are also included.
Memorize the continents through a fun song. Printable poster and student song sheets are included.
Writing paper with several prompts are provided in this unit. This resource includes both single line and triple lined paper to meet your classroom needs.
Label the Maps (Print & Google Compatible)
Have your students practice labeling the map to identify the oceans and continents. This resource includes both print and digital versions.
Fact vs. Opinion (Print & Google Compatible)
This activity can be used for centers, or conducted through Google. Students will read the sentence card about the 5 oceans and determine if it is a fact or opinion. In the digital version, students will drag and drop the cards to the correct category.
Name the Continent (Print & Google Compatible)
This activity can be used for centers, or conducted online. Students will identify the continent based on its shape. In the digital version, students will identify the continent and drag and drop the correct label.
Bulletin Board Header
Make displaying student work a breeze with a printable bulletin board header ("The Seven Continents")! There are several styles choices included. Also included are headers for each of the continents, as well as enlarged continent outlines in color and blackline.
Pocket Chart Cards
This resource includes pocket chart cards for each of the 7 continents (North America, South America, Europe, Africa, Asia, Australia and Antarctica), the 5 oceans (Pacific, Atlantic, Arctic, Indian, Southern), and cardinal directions (North, South, East, West). Color and blackline versions are included to meet your printing needs.
This resource includes two short assessment sheets, one for the seven continents, and a second assessment for the five oceans. Each assessment includes matching, and true/ false. Several of the other mapping printables provided can also be used as an assessment tool.