7 Continents: North America, Grades 4-6

7 Continents: North America, Grades 4-6

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

The 7 Continents: North America helps students learn about North America through engaging reading and writing activities.

Five geography units cover the following standards-based topics:

Section 1: North America in the World
Introduces students to the location of North America in the world.

  • North America's Relative Location
  • North America's Hemisphere
  • North America's Absolute Location
  • Using a Projection Map


Section 2: Political Divisions of North America
Introduces students to the five regions and 23 countries of North America.

  • Population of North America
  • Countries of North America
  • Largest Countries by Area
  • Largest Countries by Population
  • Canada and Greenland
  • The United States and Its Territories
  • Mexico
  • Central America
  • The Caribbean
  • Capital Cities of North America


Section 3: Physical Features of North America
Students learn about the landforms and bodies of water of North America.

  • North America's Landscape Rocky Mountains Grand Canyon
  • Deserts of North America
  • Frozen North
  • Central American Rainforests
  • Islands of the Caribbean
  • North America's Bodies of Water
  • Great Lakes
  • North American Rivers
  • Panama Canal


Section 4: Valuable Resources of North America
Students learn about the various natural resources of North America.

  • Fossil Fuels
  • Hydroelectricity
  • Renewable Energy
  • Fishing
  • Corn and Livestock
  • Coffee and Bananas
  • North America's Forests
  • Wildlife of North America


Section 5: North American Culture
Introduces students to the architecture, art, beliefs, and traditions of North American people.

  • Tourist Attractions
  • Arts and Entertainment
  • Religions of North America
  • Native Cultures
  • North American Cuisine
  • Celebrations
This resource contains teacher support pages, reproducible student pages, and an answer key.