Lesson Plan

Calling All Continents!

Can your students call out the names of the continents? In this exciting lesson, students will learn the names of the major continents through an interactive process of word and map identification.
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In this social studies lesson plan, Calling All Continents children learn about the continents and the bodies of water that surround them. After singing the adorable continent song to the tune of "Twinkle Twinkle Little Star," kids will work on labeling the continents correctly on a world map. Once they complete their maps, they're challenged with a tricky crossword puzzle where they identify the seven continents by their shapes. Once they finish learning about these land masses, they'll have a better understanding of the earth and its geography!

Learning Objectives

Students will be able to name and identify the seven basic continents in the world.


(5 minutes)
  • Introduce the lesson with the Continent Chorus. Play the audio of the song and/or sing the song aloud while reading the lyrics.
  • Invite the students to sing along.
  • Tell the students that they will be learning about the other continents in the world.