Exploring the Seven Continents

Grade Level:  3rd grade
Background Information:  My name is LaShonda Holloway, and I am a third grade teacher at North Augusta Elementary School located in Aiken County in the state of South Carolina.  I teach a group of 21 heterogeneously grouped students who are intrinsically different.  Therefore, I use many different modalities of learning to accommodate their needs individually and as a group.  The Unit that I will be teaching will be about the Seven Continents.  Within my unit of the Seven continents, I will accommodate each learning style of my students.

Overview of my unit:  I plan to do my thematic unit on the seven continents.  The purpose of this unit is to familiarize my students with the continents.  They will be able to learn the seven continents, their location, locate and name all the oceans and major seas, while drawing out their strengths using Gardner's Theory of Multiple Intelligences.  While integrating student learning of the seven continents, the students will also achieve a thorough understanding of numerous third grade standards.  However, I will merely focus on the Social Studies standards that the students will learn in this unit.  On this web site, I will give an overview of my unit; however, I will give a detailed outline of the lesson on identifying and locating the seven continents.

Lesson:  Identifying and locating the seven continents
Lesson Objective:  The students will be able to identify the seven continents and their locations.

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       http://rpsec.usca.sc.edu/Classwork/731sp2002/Lesson/Holloway/ (January, 2002)
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