Social Studies - 2nd Grade
Standard 3 Objective 2
Playing the World Game will make students more familiar with continents, oceans, countries and states.
Maps and Globes by Jack Knowlton
Geography from A to Z by Jack Knowlton
The Continents by Jennifer Waters
Beginning Geography: Continents and Oceans by Joe E. Moore
Students should know how to identify continents and oceans, as well as cardinal directions.
Intended Learning Outcomes
1. Demonstrate a positive learning attitude.
Symbolization, form conclusions, data interpretation, problem solving
Invitation to Learn
Sing "Earth Song"
(adapt to the tune of "My Bonnie Lies Over the Ocean")
Earth is the name of our planet.
It's shaped like a ball or a sphere.
It's covered with land and water.
A globe makes this picture quite clear.
Seven continents, four oceans, on our planet Earth . . .
Seven continents, four oceans, on our planet Earth!
On Earth there are seven continents.
A continent's a large mass of land.
Four large bodies of water are oceans.
In fact, there's more water than land!
--Kaye Williams--Gr. 3 Chilhowee Intermediate School
The clue game could be played in centers. One student could give clues, while one or more students guess.
Students can ask their family where their ancestors lived. They can look at some of the countries on a map and discover together what they are like.
Observation and questioning