2 Circle the continent YOU live on Facts about the Continents & OceansContinents = large, unbroken masses of land on the Earth’s surface. There are 7.-Asia -Africa - North AmericaSouth America - Antarctica - EuropeAustralia / Oceania**Europe and Asia together are sometimes called Eurasia. Australia and the surrounding islands are sometimes referred to as Oceania.Label the 7 continents on your mapAround the continent is a great sheet of salt water. This sheet of water is divided into several large portions. Each portion is an ocean. The 5 oceans cover almost three-fourths of the earth’s surface.Atlantic Ocean Pacific OceanIndian Ocean Arctic Ocean Southern OceanLabel the 5 oceans on your mapCircle the continent YOU live on
4 CountriesDefinition: a nation with its own government, occupying a particular territory.Depending on the source, there are 189, 191, 192, 193 or 194 independent countries in the world today.Many World Almanacs use 192 countries however, the political world is constantly changing.Label 1 country on each continent – total 6 (non on Antarctica)Circle the country you live in.
6 Use the word bank and class Atlas to label the following on your map. Atlantic OceanPacific OceanGulf of MexicoGreat LakesMississippi RiverRio Grande RiverAppalachian MountainsRocky MountainsSierra Nevada MountainsGreat PlainsGreat Basin
7 Appalachian Mountains Great LakesRocky MountainsAppalachian MountainsSierra NevadaMountainsGreatBasinGreatPlainsMississippi RiverAtlantic OceanRio Grande RiverPacific OceanGulf of Mexico
8 Use colored pencils tocolor each region. Thenlabel each region.WestMidwestSouthwestSoutheastNortheast