2 Look for the CONTINUE icon on each page. Click it to go on.If the cursor arrow disappears, just move around the mouse, and it will reappear!Go on.
3 We have a globe similar to this one in our classroom We have a globe similar to this one in our classroom. It represents the Earth and shows us the land and water regions of the world.Go on.
4 Although 6 of these pictures represent a continent of the world, it doesn’t make much sense to study them in a row like this since that’s not how they are found on the Earth.North AmericaSouth AmericaAustraliaAsiaEuropeAfricaGo on.
5 Most of the time we see a map of the world like this Most of the time we see a map of the world like this. There are 7 continents and 5 OCEANS.Go on.
6 The Earth can be shown in many different ways on a map, though The Earth can be shown in many different ways on a map, though. This is a physical map showing the land features such as mountains and glaciers.Go on.
7 This terrain map is similar to a physical map This terrain map is similar to a physical map. It shows lakes, rivers, mountains, deserts, and icy regions.Ice over GreenlandRivers in AfricaGo on.
8 This is an image of the Earth’s weather. Hurricanes form over water, and meteorologists (people who study the weather) can see how the temperatures are swirling around…AustraliaGo on.
9 This is a political map. It shows boundary lines between countries This is a political map. It shows boundary lines between countries. One way to help show boundary lines is by giving each country a different color than the other countries around it.CanadaUnited StatesGo on.
10 This is a contour map. It shows the elevation of the surface of the Earth’s land and the depth of the Earth’s oceans. Elevation is how high above sea level the land is.North AmericaAtlantic OceanPacific OceanSee the different colors of blue in the Pacific Ocean? That means there are different depths under all that water!South AmericaGo on.
11 The continents and oceans share the Earth and have their own absolute location. Northern HemisphereEquatorPrime MeridianSouthern HemisphereGo on.
12 The Earth is divided into 4 hemispheres The Earth is divided into 4 hemispheres. The Northern and Southern Hemispheres you saw on the last page. Here you will see the Western and Eastern Hemispheres.EasternHemisphereEquatorPrime MeridianWesternHemisphereGo on.
13 Australia is in the Southern and Eastern Hemispheres. North America is in both the Northern Hemisphere and the Western Hemisphere.Africa is in ALL 4 Hemispheres!Go on.
14 All the lines on the map are imaginary All the lines on the map are imaginary! This means you can’t really see them on the land. We use them to help us understand where places are located.Tropic of CancerLine of LatitudeEquatorLine of LatitudeTropic of CapricornLine of LatitudeGo on.
15 This is an outline map showing North and South America This is an outline map showing North and South America. It has grid lines on it.Go on.
16 These grid lines on the image of this globe show longitude and latitude. Go on.
17 These grid lines also show longitude and latitude. The horizontal lines are latitude. They are parallel (like train tracks) to the Equator.Lines ofLatitudeLines ofLongitudeThe taller lines drawn vertically (or up and down) are the lines of longitude.Go on.
18 Click on the continents and oceans to learn more about them. Arctic OceanEuropeNorth AmericaAsiaPacific OceanAfricaAtlantic OceanIndian OceanPacific OceanSouth AmericaAustraliaSouthern OceanAntarcticaI’ve checked out all the continents and oceans.
19 Africa Return to World Map Africa is made up of many countries. Each orange line divides one country from another.The Prime Meridian and the Equator both run through Africa!More on Africa
20 More About AfricaCountries of AfricaReturn to World Map
21 Antarctica The Antarctic Circle is another line of latitude. People research the land there to find out about animals and plants that could survive there. And, to see what may have once lived there!No one lives on Antarctica because it is TOO cold!Antarctica is located at the South Pole.Return to World MapGo on.
22 Australia, Asia, and Europe Return to World MapAustralia, Asia, and EuropeMORE ABOUT ASIAEurope is a small continent that is attached to Asia, but it has many, many important countries in it like France, Germany, Switzerland, Great Britain, Spain, Italy, and Greece.Asia is a large continent! There are many different countries in Asia. China is one of its largest countries.MORE ABOUT EUROPE!Australia is an island country and continent!
23 Countries of Europe Return to Asia and Australia Return to World Map MORE ABOUT EUROPE
24 More About Europe Return to Asia and Australia Return to World Map Great Britain, also known as England, is where the British were from. It’s a little island country in Europe – part of the United Kingdom.MORE ABOUT EUROPE!
25 Countries of AsiaReturn to Asia and AustraliaReturn to World Map
26 North America Return to World Map North America is surrounded by 3 of the 5 Oceans! The Arctic, Pacific, and Atlantic Oceans.North America is the continent we live on!Go on.
27 Countries in North America We live about right here!Return to World Map
28 South America Return to World Map The Amazon Rain Forest grows in South America because it’s such a tropical region. The Equator runs through South America.South America is an interesting continent. It’s northern region is very hot because it lies on the Equator. But, it’s southern tip is very near Antarctica’s cold region!The Andes Mountain range runs along the coast of South America.More AboutSouth AmericaGo on.
29 Countries in South America Return to World MapCountries in South AmericaBrazil is the largest country on the continent of South America.More AboutSouth America
30 Atlantic Ocean Return to World Map The state of Georgia boarders the Atlantic Ocean.The British traveled across the Atlantic Ocean to find freedom in the Americas!Go on.
31 Arctic Ocean Return to World Map The Arctic Ocean is at the North Pole.Greenland is so close to the North Pole, it’s frozen!!Here’s Alaska!Go on.Notice North America is near the Arctic Ocean.
32 Indian Ocean Return to World Map The Indian Ocean gets its name from the country of India located on the continent of Asia.Notice this group of islands is called Indonesia. They get their name from the Indian Ocean since they are found in these waters!Go on.
33 Pacific ocean Return to World Map Asia’s continent is just over here! The Pacific Ocean usually looks like 2 oceans on other maps, but it’s really just one large body of water! Notice California which is on the North American continent boarders the Pacific Ocean.Go on.
34 The Southern Ocean is simply the ocean that boarders Antarctica! Return to World Map
35 Game Page Click on one of the game links below to go to a game page. Mixture of Map GamesBattleshipListen and Learn the Names of ContinentsMore Map GamesFind the ContinentHangmanWhoops – I didn’t look at all the continents and ocean!!Drag the Continent
36 See if you can answer these trivia questions about maps See if you can answer these trivia questions about maps. Click on Map Trivia.Click Here!Map TriviaReturn to Game PageReturn to World Map
37 Map Games Click on the link below to take you to 4 different map games.Click Here!Map GamesReturn to World MapReturn to Game Page
38 Click the link below for more map games. Click Here!More Map GamesReturn to Game PageReturn to World Map
39 Click the link below to play hangman Click the link below to play hangman. The phrases you will be guessing relate to map skills.Click Here!HangmanReturn to Game PageReturn to World Map
40 Try to sink the computer’s ships by solving problems related to maps. Click Here!BattleshipReturn to Game PageReturn to World Map
41 Listen to the computer read each continent to you Listen to the computer read each continent to you. Learn the location of each continent.Click Here!Listen and Learn Continent LocationsReturn to Game PageReturn to World Map
42 Click on the link below to see if you can locate each continent. Click Here!Locate the ContinentsReturn to Game PageReturn to World Map
43 Click the link below to see if you can drag and drop the continents into their correct location. Click Here!Match the Location - Drag and DropReturn to Game PageReturn to World Map