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Geography LP With Presentation

Geography LP With Presentation

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Lesson Plan Outline
Lesson topic
: Seven Continents
Length of Lesson (estimated):
30 minutes
VA Standards of Learning:
2.5 The student will develop map skills bya) Locating the equator, the seven continents, and the five oceans on maps and globes
 Learning Objectives
Students Will:
Memorize and use the poem “The Seven Continents” to help them remember the continents.
Label a blank world map with the names of the 7 continents.
Identify the 7 continents on a globe.
Teaching and Learning Sequence
 Introduction/Anticipatory Set 
Begin the lesson by simply asking students if they know what a continent is.
Let the students brainstorm for a while before pulling down a large wall sized map.
Explain to the students that a continent is a large landmass.
Ask if anyone can name the number of continents there are on Earth.
Ask the students if they can name any continents. Write down correct responses on the board, but
don’t write down any countries named, as they may cause distraction.
Again, explain to the students that continents are large areas of land, and that there are 7 on Earth.
 Lesson Development 
Have the students look in their social studies textbooks for a world map, or provide one to eachstudent.
Point to each continent.
Students should raise their hand when they have identified the continent in their book and can name it.
Each time a continent is correctly named, write it on the board under the header “Continents” – 
thiswill serve as a word bank the students can reference throughout the lesson.
After all the continents have been identified, hand
out to each student a copy of the poem, “The SevenContinents” with an unlabeled
world map.
Say the poem together as a class a couple of times to help them remember the different continents.
Put the pr
esentation “7 Continents” up.
Tell the students that they are going to get to see another version of their poem, “The SevenContinents”
Go through the presentation with the students, relating it to the poem.
Draw exaggerated attention to the highlighted picture of each continent on the presentation when the
continent’s name is spoken
to help them associate the shape and location of the continent with itsname.
Repeat the presentation.
This time, have the students find each continent in their books before moving to the next slide/line of the poem.
Ask the students to label the continents on the blank map using the word bank on the board or thepoem for help. They may also look at the large wall map if needed.
After the students have finished labeling their maps they should color the continents green and thewater blue to review standard map colors.
Before collecting the students drawings, ask for volunteers to identify the continents on a globe.
Say “The Seven Continents” poem again as a class.
Use the presentation to draw attention to the visual representation of the c
ontinent’s name.
Collect the student’s maps.
Assign and explain homework.
Give the students a new blank map and tell them they need to label the continents.
Explain that they should try to do this on their own without help from parents or books.
Remind them that if they are having a hard time remembering which continents are which they may wish totry writing the poem learned in class down for help.
While students are labeling their maps walk around and check their work to see if they understand.Are the continents labeled correctly? Students who have not labeled correctly can consult the wall
map for help. Also, remind students of “The Seven Continents” poem to help them remember where
the continents are.
Compare the maps labeled in class to the maps labeled for homework.
Where the students able to label the homework map correctly without help?
Did any students write the poem on the map to help them remember the location of the continents?

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