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  1. 1. The Continents Second Grade Enrichment Group
  2. 2. SKILLS FOR RESEARCH <ul><li>First, students: used prior knowledge to draw the 7 continents in relationship to one another on drawing paper </li></ul><ul><li>then, students… </li></ul><ul><li>Compared maps and globes </li></ul><ul><li>Learned about hemispheres </li></ul><ul><li>Remapped the continents to compare the actual locations of the continents </li></ul>
  3. 3. <ul><li>Chose a continent </li></ul><ul><li>Learned how to read an index and an almanac </li></ul><ul><li>Recorded statistical data </li></ul><ul><li>Used World Book On-line and Culture Grams to take notes </li></ul><ul><li>Took notes by bulleting information from these resources </li></ul>
  4. 4. <ul><li>From bulleted notes, students wrote a report on the continent </li></ul><ul><li>Students created acrostic poems </li></ul><ul><li>Students created Power-point presentations </li></ul>
  5. 5. And now for the finale… <ul><li>Africa by Emily McGhee </li></ul><ul><li>Antarctica by Eric Wilson </li></ul><ul><li>Asia by Gabrielle Martini </li></ul><ul><li>Australia by Sydney Nader </li></ul><ul><li>Europe by Kayleigh Murphy </li></ul><ul><li>North America by Ashley Anderson </li></ul><ul><li>South America by Madison Wentela </li></ul><ul><li>Oceans and Seas by Grace LeRette </li></ul>
  6. 6. AFRICA BY: Emily McGhee
  7. 7. <ul><li>Africa is one of the seven continents. Africa is </li></ul><ul><li>found in three hemispheres : Northern, Southern </li></ul><ul><li>and Eastern. </li></ul>
  8. 8. <ul><li>This continent is the second largest continent. It </li></ul><ul><li>covers 11,700,000 square miles. Africa`s </li></ul><ul><li>population is 1,027,783,000 . The highest point is Kilimanjaro, Tanzania at 19,340 feet. The lowest point is Lake Assal, Djibouti at 512 feet below sea level. The longest river is the Nile. The biggest lake is Lake Victoria. </li></ul>
  9. 9. <ul><li>Africa is divided into 54 independent countries. It has eleven offical languages: English, Afrikaans, </li></ul><ul><li>And nine African languages. Africa’s animals are </li></ul><ul><li>world famous. On December 16th, South Africans celebrate Reconciliation Day. Africa has different kinds of land: mountains, deserts, plateaus, grasslands, forests, and swamps. </li></ul>
  10. 10. <ul><li>A frica covers a fifth of the world’s land area </li></ul><ul><li>F ind lots of jungles </li></ul><ul><li>R econciliation Day is a holiday here </li></ul><ul><li>I s the second largest continent </li></ul><ul><li>C amels carry people </li></ul><ul><li>A frica is the BEST! </li></ul>
  11. 21. Antarctica By Eric Wilson
  12. 22. <ul><li>Antarctica is one of the seven continents. </li></ul><ul><li>Antarctica is in the Southern and Eastern </li></ul><ul><li>Hemispheres. </li></ul>
  13. 23. <ul><li>Antarctica is 540,000 square miles in area. </li></ul><ul><li>The continent has no residents. The highest point of Antarctica is Vinson Massif. The lowest point is Bentley Sub-Glacial. The highest temperature recorded is 59 degrees Fahrenheit. </li></ul><ul><li>The lowest temperature recorded is -129 degrees Fahrenheit. </li></ul>
  14. 24. <ul><li>Antarctica surrounds the South Pole. The land is covered by ice. All year long, </li></ul><ul><li>scientists do research on this continent. </li></ul>
  15. 25. Antarctica Acrostic <ul><li>A ntarctica is the coldest place on earth. </li></ul><ul><li>N o population. </li></ul><ul><li>T iny and the second smallest continent. </li></ul><ul><li>A ntarctica has the lowest temperatures. </li></ul><ul><li>R umors say it’s the coldest place on earth. </li></ul><ul><li>C old with penguins. </li></ul><ul><li>T he water is frozen. </li></ul><ul><li>I t has seals too. </li></ul><ul><li>C reatures are different in the ocean. </li></ul><ul><li>A ntarctica surrounds the South Pole. </li></ul>
  17. 27. <ul><li>Asia is the largest continent. It is found in the Northern and Eastern Hemispheres. </li></ul>
  18. 28. <ul><li>The area of Asia is 17,400,000 square miles. The population of Asia is 4,186, </li></ul><ul><li>414,000. The longest river is the Chang </li></ul><ul><li>River. The biggest lake is the Caspian </li></ul><ul><li>Sea. The highest recorded temperature </li></ul><ul><li>is 129 degrees Fahrenheit in Tirat Tsvil, </li></ul><ul><li>Israel. The lowest recorded temperature </li></ul><ul><li>is -90 degrees Fahrenheit in Russia. </li></ul>
  19. 29. <ul><li>Asia has 50 countries including thousands of islands. It also has the largest country – Russia, and one of the smallest countries – Bahrain. It has deserts, mountains, </li></ul><ul><li>plateaus, forests, and farmland. Farming is vital to Asia’s economy </li></ul>
  20. 30. <ul><li>A sia </li></ul><ul><li>S o many people live there </li></ul><ul><li>I s the largest continent </li></ul><ul><li>A sia is so different </li></ul>
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  22. 36. Australia By: Sydney Nader
  23. 37. <ul><li>Australia is one of the smallest continents. It is in the Eastern and Southern hemispheres. Australia is one of the seven continents. </li></ul>
  24. 38. <ul><li>Australia`s area is 3,300,000 square miles. Australia`s population is 21,865,000. The highest point in Australia is Mount Kosciusko, New South Wales. Australia`s lowest point is Lake Eyre, South Australia. Its biggest river is the Murray-Darling River which is 2,310 miles long. Australia’s biggest lake is Lake Erye. </li></ul>
  25. 39. <ul><li>Australia is famous for its unique animals. It is also home to some dangerous animals and the world’s ten most poisonous snakes. It is surrounded by water and has three major land regions: Eastern Highlands, Central Lowlands, and the Western Plateau. </li></ul>
  26. 40. <ul><li>A ustralia is a country and a continent </li></ul><ul><li>U nique animals </li></ul><ul><li>S mallest continent </li></ul><ul><li>T here is a Tazmanian Devil </li></ul><ul><li>R eef, Great Barrier </li></ul><ul><li>A wesome continent </li></ul><ul><li>L ake Eyre is there too </li></ul><ul><li>I t is a cool continent </li></ul><ul><li>A koala is slowly falling asleep </li></ul>
  27. 41. Europe By: Kayleigh
  28. 42. <ul><li>Europe is in the northern and Eastern Hemisphere. It is one of the seven continents and is the second smallest continent. </li></ul>
  29. 43. <ul><li>Europe is 3,800,000 square miles in area. The population is 727,000,000. Mount Elbrus, Russia is the highest point at 18,510 feet above sea level. The lowest point is the Caspian Sea at 92 feet below sea level. The Caspian Sea is also the </li></ul><ul><li>largest lake on Europe . There are great temperature extremes in Europe Seville , Spain has the highest recorded temperature at 122 degrees Fahrenheit. The lowest recoded temperature is 67 degrees below zero in Ust’Shchugor, Russia. </li></ul>
  30. 44. <ul><li>E urope is a cool continent. </li></ul><ul><li>U nlikely Europe is big. </li></ul><ul><li>R ussia is in Europe and Asia. </li></ul><ul><li>O ver 700 million people live in Europe. </li></ul><ul><li>P eople are nice. </li></ul><ul><li>E very one has fun there. </li></ul>
  31. 45. <ul><li>Over 700 million people live in Europe. Foxes, wolves, rabbits, and deer live in many parts of Europe. Many people moved from the countryside to the cities to look for jobs. Farming is a major industry. </li></ul>
  32. 53. North America By Ashley Anderson
  33. 54. <ul><li>North America is one of seven continents. You will find North America in the Northern and Eastern Hemispheres. </li></ul>
  34. 55. <ul><li>The area of North America in square miles is 9,400,000. </li></ul><ul><li>The population Is 538,417,000. The highest point is </li></ul><ul><li>Mount McKinley in Alaska. The lowest point is Death </li></ul><ul><li>Valley in California. The biggest lake is Lake Superior. </li></ul><ul><li>The biggest river Is the Mississippi River. The highest </li></ul><ul><li>recorded temperature is 134 degrees Fahrenheit. The lowest recorded Temperature is -81.4 in Snog Yukon, Canada. </li></ul>
  35. 56. <ul><li>There are 23 countries in North America. There are mountains, valleys, highlands, and lowlands. Central America connects North and South America. Canada is the second largest country in the world and is part of North America. </li></ul>
  36. 57. <ul><li>N ow we can start a poem. </li></ul><ul><li>O r tell facts. </li></ul><ul><li>R ight, let’s tell facts in a poem. </li></ul><ul><li>T his continent is where we live. </li></ul><ul><li>H ere is the first stanza. </li></ul>
  37. 58. <ul><li>A continent with three major countries </li></ul><ul><li>M y we’re having fun. </li></ul><ul><li>E verywhere you look you see PEOPLE! </li></ul><ul><li>R ivers are everywhere. </li></ul><ul><li>I think North America is fascinating. </li></ul><ul><li>C anada is by the North Pole. </li></ul><ul><li>A good poem by Ashley Anderson. </li></ul>
  38. 59. South America By: Madison Wentela
  39. 60. <ul><li>South America is in the Southern and Western Hemispheres. It is one of the seven continents. </li></ul>
  40. 61. <ul><li>The area in square miles of South America is 6,887,000. The Amazon River is the longest river on South America. It is 4,ooo miles long. South America’s biggest lake is Maracaibo. It is 5,217 square miles long. The population of South America is 396,258,000. The lowest point of South America is Valdes Peninsula, Argentina at 131 feet below sea level. The highest point is Mount Aconcagua, Argentina. The highest recorded temperature in South America is 120 degrees Fahrenheit in Rivadia, Argentina. The lowest temperature in South America is -27 in Sarmiento, Argentina. </li></ul>
  41. 62. <ul><li>In Brazil kids have three favorite holidays: Easter, Christmas, and Kid’s Day. There are two birds that are native to Chile: The pudu and </li></ul><ul><li>the rhea. The rhea is a flightless bird kind of like an ostrich. There Are 12 countries in South America. It has all kinds of weather and land including the world’s largest rain forest. </li></ul>
  42. 63. <ul><li>S o many countries on this continent. </li></ul><ul><li>O h how many religions there are. </li></ul><ul><li>U ruguay is a country on South America. </li></ul><ul><li>T he continent is pretty big. </li></ul><ul><li>H uge forests on this continent. </li></ul>
  43. 64. <ul><li>A mazon River in South America. </li></ul><ul><li>M any holidays in South America. </li></ul><ul><li>E veryone eats good food there. </li></ul><ul><li>R ainforests are in South America. </li></ul><ul><li>I n South America it is fun. </li></ul><ul><li>C an people speak Spanish there? </li></ul><ul><li>A rgentina is in South America. </li></ul>
  44. 65. OCEANS AND SEAS By: Grace LeRette
  45. 66. <ul><li>The four principal oceans are the Pacific, Atlantic, Indian, and the Arctic Ocean. There are 11 major seas. The largest one is the South China Sea. </li></ul>
  46. 67. <ul><li>The largest Ocean is the </li></ul><ul><li>Pacific at 64,186,300 square miles in area. The deepest spot in the Pacific is 12,952 feet. </li></ul>
  47. 68. <ul><li>The waters of the oceans are all connected. The ocean Pacific holds about half of the water in the world. </li></ul>
  48. 69. <ul><li>O so many animals live in the ocean </li></ul><ul><li>C reatures swim and swirl in the sea </li></ul><ul><li>E els hurt you when they sting you </li></ul><ul><li>A s you see there are so many things to see in the sea </li></ul><ul><li>N othing is not moving in the ocean and sea </li></ul><ul><li>S eas can be very dangerous </li></ul>
  49. 70. <ul><li>A s you know there are many types of fish </li></ul><ul><li>N ow here’s a warning: stay away from jellyfish and sharks </li></ul><ul><li>D eep and dark no matter how deep you go </li></ul>
  50. 71. <ul><li>S ee sea creatures in the sea </li></ul><ul><li>E verywhere you look you see FISH </li></ul><ul><li>A school of fish passes by – COOL! </li></ul><ul><li>S o you know, this has been fun </li></ul><ul><li>sharing my poem and information about oceans and seas. </li></ul>