After all the continents have been identified, hand
out to each student a copy of the poem, “The SevenContinents” with an unlabeled
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
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.