The Seven Continents for Kids: Books for Kids GIVEAWAY

February 17, 2015

Geography for Kids: The Seven Continents with FREE printables from waddleeahchaa.com

Week at a Glance:

  • Geography Book of the Week GIVEAWAY: A Child’s Introduction to The World by Heather Alexander
  •  Introducing the Seven Continents of the World
  • Introducing the Four Ocean of the World
  • Links to FREE printable Maps
  • FREE printable practice: The Seven Continent and the Four Oceans
  • FREE printable practice: The Seven Continents and the Four Oceans for Beginning Readers/Writers

Geography for Kids from waddleeahchaa.com

Geography Book of the Week GIVEAWAY: A Child’s Introduction to The World by Heather Alexander

Why we love this book:

Last week, I compiled our 11 Geography Units (16 Lessons & Activities) into one convenient post. The post includes all links to all geography topics, resources, books, lessons, activities and FREE printables. As I have explained, we used A Child’s Introduction to The World as a basic syllabus for our in depth Geography Study. This week, I am moving ahead with Part 2 of the book which transitions from Physical Geography to World Geography and Cultures.

Geography for Kids from waddleeahchaa.com

Part One: Where Am I?

The book is divided into two sections. The first section is a basic introduction to geography, the earth, landforms and map skills. Children become acquainted with the beginning of the earth and its place in our solar system. Additionally, children get to know the earth both inside and out, from its crust to its highest mountain.

Geography for Kids from waddleeahchaa.com

Part Two: Welcome to the World

In this section of the book, the children travel from continent to continent learning about political borders, landforms, cultures and customs. The travels around the world begin with The United States of America. The United States is nicely divided into Eastern, Central and Western States. From there each continent is broken down into smaller countries and cultural areas. Overall a good overview to our world.

 World Geography for Kids

 

Geography for Kids - The Seven Continents from waddleeahchaa.com

 Labeled World Map, Miss Enigma, age 7

The Seven Continents of the World

  • FREE printable World Maps: Worksheet Works
  • I like the maps at Worksheet Works because you have many printing choices.
  • The site explains 5 different map projections and for what each projection is used.
  • You can select which map projection style meets your needs.
  • You can also choose to print with or without labeling.
  • I printed Miss Enigma’s map, age 7, with the labels.
  • I printed MacGyver’s map, age 10, without labels. He labeled his own map.

Geography for Kids - The Seven Continents from waddleeahchaa.com

Labeled World Map, Miss Enigma, age 7

The Four Oceans of the World

  • The kids used colored pencils to identify and color each continent.
  • They followed up with water color paints to color the oceans of the world.

Geography for Kids - The Seven Continents from waddleeahchaa.com

World Map, MacGyver, age 10

  • I printed an unlabeled map for MacGyver and he labeled the Continents and Oceans himself.

The Continents and Oceans

FREE printables 

Geography for Kids - The Seven Continents from waddleeahchaa.com

FREE printable: The Continents and The Oceans of the World Practice Pages

  • I made a simple printable to help MacGyver practice the spelling of the Continents and Oceans.
  • At the end of the week, he took a little test and labeled a world map from memory.

Geography for Kids - The Seven Continents from waddleeahchaa.com

 

FREE printable: The Continents and The Oceans of the World Traceable Practice Pages

  • Miss Enigma is a beginning Reader / Writer.
  • Accordingly, I made a traceable practice page with dotted print for her.
  • She also took a little “test” at the end of the week.
  • She used her practice page as a guide to label her world map.

Geography for Kids - The Seven Continents from waddleeahchaa.com

Why is Geography Important for Children?

I am not big on worksheets and mindless memorization. Having said that, I am a proponent of learning about our world and appreciating different cultures. Unfortunately, our great big world is quite abstract for children. Familiarizing them with maps and globes gives them a framework in which to put people and places.

I have found geography to be one of the most important topics for children to learn because it impacts the understanding of so many other subjects. A true understanding of history is near impossible without having a clear picture of “where” the history is happening. And science with its habitats, animals, plants, new discoveries and inventions benefit greatly from a knowledge of geography. Even nonfiction, including picture books, often needs geographical context. The “World” in general just makes so much more sense when you understand “where in the world” you are learning.

Geography for Kids from waddleeahchaa.com

Geography Book of the Week GIVEAWAY:

A Child’s Introduction to The World by Heather Alexander

To enter this contest, use the Rafflecopter to answer the following question. After you leave a comment, you can move ahead with more entries. Answer the following question in the comments section of this post.

A visit to which continent is on your bucket list?   (Or just say “Hey.” We’re flexible around here.)

The Rules: No entries after 11:59 pm Central Time, Sunday, February 22, 2015

The winner must be a resident of The United States.

The winner will be selected at random and announced Monday, February 23, 2015. Check back to claim your prize. It might be you!

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{ 7 comments… read them below or add one }

maryanne @ mama smiles February 18, 2015 at 12:22 am

Geography is really important for kids! This looks like a great giveaway.

Tara H February 19, 2015 at 9:50 am

I’m good to just stay here in North America, ???? but if I were going to go somewhere else I’d go to Europe, specifically Ireland.

Tara H February 19, 2015 at 9:51 am

Those question marks should have been a winky face! ;)

Lynnh February 20, 2015 at 4:54 am

Australia would be one continent I would love to see.

Niki February 21, 2015 at 7:24 am

I have Italian in my blood so I think I would love to go to Italy and located my Dad’s side of the family.

Beth February 21, 2015 at 9:19 am

I’ve always wanted to visit Africa and Australia, but Europe is enticing.

Jeannine February 23, 2015 at 5:12 pm

Where should we stop first? Africa, Australia, Europe, Asia . . .

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