Lesson Plan

The Seven Continents

Introduction to the Seven Continents

Students will be able to... locate and recognize the seven continents on a map of the world. 

Social Studies
Grades 5
All Notes
Teacher Notes
Student Notes

1 Hook/Attention Getter

Students will get to play a game about the seven continents of the world for a few minutes to get them interested in the topic.

2 Direct instruction

Activity: Presenting

Present a map of the world and ask students if they can locate and name the continents. Label the continents as you go.

3 Guided Practice

Give students a checklist with the continents on it and have them find and drop a pin in each of them using Google Earth. 

4 Independent Practice

Activity: Creating

Have students label a map with the continents to be turned in.

5 Wrap Up

Activity: Conversing

Ask students if they learned anything about the continents other than their names (rivers, large, small, desert ect.)