This is Earth. That’s the name of the planet where we live.
The planet Earth is made up mostly of water. Geographers organize Earth’s water surface into parts. –Geographers divide the major waters of the world into 4 major oceans: Pacific Ocean Atlantic Ocean Indian Ocean Arctic Ocean –Lakes and seas are smaller bodies of water. Water Surface
Our planet’s land surface is divided up into 7 large landmasses called continents. –Africa –Antarctica –Australia –Asia –Europe –North America –South America Land Surface
The Continents Are Divided Up! 5 of the continents are broken up into sections of land called countries. –Africa –Asia –Europe –North America –South America 1 of the continents is broken up into sections of land called territories. –Australia 1 of the continents has no countries or territories at all. In fact, it really has no one living there! –Antarctica
which are divided into countries and territories.
Each of these countries or territories has a capital city.
Regions – More Division of Land As you know, the continent of North America is divided up into three basic countries: –Canada –Mexico –United States of America All countries are divided up into large areas of land called regions. –Sometimes regions are actually called “regions” but usually they are called by other names such as: Provinces Territories Departments States
Canada Canada is divided into 10 provinces and 3 territories.
Mexico Mexico is divided into 31 states and 1 Federal District.
United States of America The United States of America is divided into 50 states. It also holds several other districts, territories, and possessions