The Continents

I started blogging my younger children’s history lessons as a way to get all those YouTube videos and other resources into one location.  My kids LOVED it! They watched the videos again and again because they had an easy way to find them.  We’ve been working through the Heritage Studies curriculum by Bob Jones University.  We finished book 3, and are now starting book 4.  I usually use the book as a starting point for our lesson.  Enjoy!

Read pages 2-5, then look on the globe, find & name the Continents.

  • Africa
  • Antarctica
  • Asia
  • Australia
  • Europe
  • North America
  • South America

Some people consider Europe & Asia to be one continent.  Look at the globe and tell me why you think they might say that?

Check out the fun video below, which explains some of the controversies surrounding what is or is not a continent.

 

Back to our globe, find the North Pole.  Now find the South Pole.

Explorers can walk to the North Pole even though there is no land there.  How?

Find the following:

  • Equator
  • North Hemisphere
  • South Hemisphere
  • Prime Meridian
  • International Date Line
  • Eastern Hemisphere
  • Western Hemisphere

 

* If you don’t have a globe, use Google Earth.  I recommend downloading the desktop version so you can turn on the “grid” aka Latitude & Longitude, especially for the next lesson.