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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 Moira Pessagno </li></ul><ul><li>Antarctica by Jacob Abuelhawa </li></ul><ul><li>Asia by Roslyn Perry </li></ul><ul><li>Australia by Aubrey McGhee </li></ul><ul><li>Europe by Emily Gibson </li></ul><ul><li>North America by Madison Attick </li></ul><ul><li>South America by Nina St. Hillaire </li></ul>
  6. 6. Africa By: Moira Pessagno
  7. 7. <ul><li>Africa is one of the seven continents. Africa is the second largest continent. In the Northern, Southern, and Eastern Hemispheres, you will find Africa. </li></ul>
  8. 8. <ul><li>A frica is a large continent. It is 11,700,000 square miles. There are 1,027,783,000 people living in Africa. This continent is the second largest populated continent. The lowest point in Africa, Lake Assail, Djibouti is 512 ft. below sea level. Victoria Lake is the largest lake in Africa. The Nile River is the longest river in Africa. El Aziza, Libya has the highest recorded temperature in Africa at 136 degrees Fahrenheit. </li></ul>
  9. 9. <ul><li>I t has 54 countries. Africa has the world’s longest river. It is impolite to point the bottom of his or her foot at another person. Much of the land is grass and most of the forests are rain forests. These are mountains and it is home to the largest desert, the Sahara. </li></ul>
  10. 10. <ul><li>A frica the second biggest continent. </li></ul><ul><li>F ind unique animals. </li></ul><ul><li>R eally warm near the equator. </li></ul><ul><li>I t has 54 countries. </li></ul><ul><li>C heetahs are here. </li></ul><ul><li>A lot of people. </li></ul>
  11. 11. Antarctica By Jacob Abuelhawa
  12. 12. <ul><li>Antarctica is one of the seven continents. It is the fifth largest. In the Southern, Eastern, and Western Hemispheres, you will find Antarctica. </li></ul>
  13. 13. <ul><li>A ntarctica is a small continent. It is 5,400,000 square miles in area. It is uninhabited. It has no lakes. It has no rivers. It has two active volcanoes. The highest temperature recorded is fifty two degrees Fahrenheit, the lowest temperature is – 129 degrees Fahrenheit. </li></ul>
  14. 14. <ul><li>Underneath all that ice, there are mountains, lowlands, and valleys. The South Pole lies near the middle of Antarctica on a high, flat, windy area of ice and snow. </li></ul>
  15. 15. A t the bottom of the world N o flowers T hickest ice A mundsen first to reach the South Pole R ock hopper penguin C ape pigeon T ropic of Capricorn I ce C hilean claim A t the opposite end of the earth
  16. 16. Asia By Roslyn Perry YEAHHH
  17. 17. <ul><li>One of the seven continents is Asia. It is the largest Continent. It is found in the Northern and Eastern Hemispheres. </li></ul>
  18. 18. <ul><li>The area in square miles is 17, 400,000. The population of Asia is 4,186,414,000. It’s the most populated continent. Its largest lake is the Aral Sea. The largest river is the River Chang. The lowest recorded temperature is -90 degrees Fahrenheit in Verkhoyansk, Russia. The highest recorded temperature is 129 degrees Fahrenheit in Tirat Tsvi, Israel. The highest point is Mount Everest in Nepal–Tibet. The lowest point is the Dead Sea in Israel-Jordan. </li></ul>
  19. 19. <ul><li>Asia is made up of 50 countries including the world’s largest country, Russia, and one of the smallest countries, Bahrain. No body of water separates Europe from Asia. They share the same land. Asia is home to the panda. The world’s highest mountains are in Asia, the Himalayas. There are also deserts, plateaus, forests and farmland. The most important part of Asia’s economy is farming. </li></ul>
  20. 20. <ul><li>A sia is one of the seven continents </li></ul><ul><li>S ingapore is a small country in Southeast Asia </li></ul><ul><li>I t’s the most populated continent </li></ul><ul><li>A sia is made of 50 countries. </li></ul>
  21. 25. Australia by Aubrey McGhee
  22. 26. <ul><li>Australia is 2,969,907 square miles in area. </li></ul><ul><li>The population is 21,865,000. Its longest river is the Murray-Darling at 2,310 miles long. The highest recorded temperature is 128 degrees Fahrenheit. The lowest recorded temperature is -9.4 degrees Fahrenheit. </li></ul>
  23. 27. <ul><li>Australia has more than 50 species of kangaroos. Large kangaroos can jump 33 feet. There are more kangaroos than people. Kids in Australia go to school for six hours. Their favorite food is barbecue. Australia is the only continent that is a country. </li></ul>
  24. 28. <ul><li>A country and a continent </li></ul><ul><li>U nique animals </li></ul><ul><li>S outh of Asia </li></ul><ul><li>T he worlds smallest continent </li></ul><ul><li>R eef, Great Barrier </li></ul><ul><li>A wesome kangaroos </li></ul><ul><li>L ovely flowers </li></ul><ul><li>I sland continent </li></ul><ul><li>A platypus is found here </li></ul>
  25. 30. Europe By: Emily Gibson
  26. 31. <ul><li>One of the seven continents is Europe. It is the second smallest continent. It is in the Northern Hemisphere and Eastern Hemisphere. </li></ul>
  27. 32. <ul><li>Europe is 3,800,000 square miles in area. The population is 727,000,000. It’s the third most populated continent. The longest river is the Volga .The biggest lake is the Caspian Sea. The highest recorded temperature is 122 degrees Fahrenheit. The lowest recorded temperature is -67. degrees Fahrenheit. The largest mountain range is The Alps. </li></ul>
  28. 33. <ul><li>German kids usually have one brother or sister . Europe has 49 countries. Some people live in cities and some live on farms. Half of the land is used for agriculture. </li></ul>
  29. 34. <ul><li>E urope </li></ul><ul><li>U ral Mountains </li></ul><ul><li>R eally warm along the Meditteranean Sea </li></ul><ul><li>O ver 700 million people </li></ul><ul><li>P eople have fun </li></ul><ul><li>E ast of the Atlantic Ocean </li></ul>
  30. 40. North America By Madison Attick
  31. 41. <ul><li>One of the seven continents is North America. North America is the third largest continent. North America is in the Northern and Western Hemispheres. </li></ul>
  32. 42. <ul><li>The area in square miles is 9,400,000. The population is 538,417,000. The highest point is Mount McKinley, Alaska. The lowest point is Death Valley, California. The longest river is the Mississippi. The biggest lake is Lake Superior, one of the Great Lakes. </li></ul>
  33. 43. <ul><li>The earliest people in North America were American Indians. In North America you will find mountains, valleys, plains, and lowlands of the United States. The Canadian Shield is a huge, ancient rock. Central America is a skinny piece of land connecting North and </li></ul><ul><li>South America. </li></ul>
  34. 44. <ul><li>N orthern hemisphere </li></ul><ul><li>O ne of the seven continents </li></ul><ul><li>R ocky Mountains </li></ul><ul><li>T hird largest continent </li></ul><ul><li>H ome to lots of animals </li></ul>
  35. 45. <ul><li>A merica </li></ul><ul><li>M aryland is here </li></ul><ul><li>E ven deserts </li></ul><ul><li>R ockies </li></ul><ul><li>I n America </li></ul><ul><li>C anadians </li></ul><ul><li>A merica </li></ul>
  36. 46. South America By Nina St.Hillaire
  37. 47. <ul><li>South America is one of seven continents. It is the fourth largest continent. You can find South America in the Southern and Western Hemispheres. </li></ul>
  38. 48. <ul><li>The area in square miles is 6,900,000. The population is 396,258,000. The biggest lake is Lake Maracaibo. The longest river is The Amazon. The highest recorded temperature is 120 degrees Fahrenheit and the lowest recorded temperature is -27 degrees Fahrenheit. </li></ul>
  39. 49. <ul><li>There are twelve countries in South America. South </li></ul><ul><li>America has nearly every kind of land and weather. </li></ul><ul><li>This continent has the largest tropical rain forest in the world. There is rich farmland, huge forests, and many valuable minerals are found in South America. </li></ul>
  40. 50. <ul><li>S uriname </li></ul><ul><li>O ceans surrounding </li></ul><ul><li>U ruguay </li></ul><ul><li>T ime to see Peru </li></ul><ul><li>H ot, hot, hot! Near the equator </li></ul>
  41. 51. <ul><li>A mazon River </li></ul><ul><li>M ountains known as the Andes </li></ul><ul><li>E cuador </li></ul><ul><li>R ain forest </li></ul><ul><li>I nca </li></ul><ul><li>C hile </li></ul><ul><li>A rgentina </li></ul>