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1 “Oh the Places You’ll Go!” An introduction to 2 nd grade geography vocabulary

2 continent The land mass on Earth is divided into continents. The seven continents are Africa, Antarctica, Asia, Australia, Europe, North America, and South America. Do you know which continent you live on?

3 equator The equator is an imaginary circle around the earth, halfway between the north and south poles.

4 gulf A gulf is a part of the ocean (or sea) that is partly surrounded by land (it is usually larger than a bay). What do you know about recent events in the Gulf of Mexico?

5 river A river is a large, flowing body of water that usually empties into a sea or ocean. Do you know what river borders Kansas and Missouri?

6 mountain A mountain is a very tall high, natural place on Earth - higher than a hill. The tallest mountain on Earth is Mt. Everest. Can you name a mountain range in the United States?

7 canyon A canyon is a deep valley with very steep sides - often carved from the Earth by a river. What is the name of a canyon in North America?

8 desert A desert is a very dry area. What kind of animals live in the desert?

9 island An island is a piece of land that is surrounded by water. True or false—Kansas is an island.

10 peninsula A peninsula is a body of land that is surrounded by water on three sides. How is a peninsula different from an island?

11 prairie A prairie is a wide, relatively flat area of land that has grasses and only a few trees Can you think of an animal with the word “prairie” in its name?

12 Compass rose A compass rose shows the cardinal directions of north, south, east, and west. Where would you find a compass rose?

13 Move your mouse to the correct vocabulary word. Canyon Gulf Valley Prairie

14 Move your mouse to the correct vocabulary word. equator Mountain Continent lake

15 Move your mouse to the correct vocabulary word. Island Peninsula Valley Desert

16 Move your mouse to the correct vocabulary word. Lake Gulf Peninsula Island

17 Move your mouse to the correct vocabulary word. Canyon Equator Mountain Prairie

18 Move your mouse to the correct vocabulary word. Plains Compass Rose Continent Island

19 Move your mouse to the correct vocabulary word. Equator Mountain Valley Prairie

20 Move your mouse to the correct vocabulary word. River Island Ocean Lake

21 Move your mouse to the correct vocabulary word. Peninsula Desert Continent Island

22 Move your mouse to the correct vocabulary word. Equator Plains Gulf River

23 Move your mouse to the correct vocabulary word. Desert Equator Peninsula Plains

24 Move your mouse to the correct vocabulary word. Canyon Desert Valley Plains


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