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Help your students explore the landforms, political divisions, resources, and culture of South America! The 7 Continents: South America helps students develop geography literacy while they learn about the unique characteristics of South America.

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Develop geography literacy while learning about the unique characteristics of South America!

The 7 Continents: South America helps students learn about South America through fun reading and writing activities.

Five geography units cover the following standards-based topics:
Section 1: South America in the World
Introduces students to the location of South America in the world.
• South America's Relative Location
• South America's Hemispheres
• South America's Absolute Location
• Using a Projection Map

Section 2: Political Divisions of South America
Introduces students to the three regions and 12 countries of South America.
• Population of South America
• Countries of South America
• Largest Countries by Area
• Largest Countries by Population
• Western South America
• Population of Western South America
• Northern South America
• Population of Northern South America
• Eastern South America
• Population of Eastern South America
• Capital Cities of South America

Section 3: Physical Features of South America
Students learn about the landforms and bodies of water of South America.
• South America's Diverse Landscape
• Andes Mountains
• Highlands of South America
• Plains of South America
• Amazon Rainforest
• Atacama Desert
• Tierra del Fuego
• Bodies of Water
• Lake Titicaca
• Amazon River
• Angel Falls

Section 4: Valuable Resources of South America
Students learn about the various natural resources of South America.
• Oil in Venezuela
• Itaipu Dam
• Mining Copper in Chile
• Agriculture
• Cattle
• Llamas and Alpacas
• Rainforest Resources
• Amazon Rainforest Wildlife
• Galapagos Islands Wildlife

Section 5: South American Culture
Introduces students to the architecture, art, beliefs, and traditions of South American people.
• Tourist Attractions
• Arts and Entertainment
• Religions of South America
• Native Cultures
• South American Cuisine
• Celebrations

This resource contains teacher support pages, reproducible student pages, and an answer key.