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It's a Small World - Learning the Countries and Continents

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A third grade unit on the continents and different countries integrating different aspects of technology.

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It's a Small World - Learning the Countries and Continents

  1. 1. It’s a Small World A third grade unit on the continents and different countries By: Theresa Phillips
  2. 2. Technology Integration Most Students do not have the chance to travel the world and visit all 7 continents. Through this technology unit, students will be able to go on virtual field trips to the different continents using blogs, videos, pictures and stories. This will help them understand the differences and similarities between the 7 different continents and explore different parts of the world without leaving our classroom.
  3. 3. Internet Content • Using the Internet, one can find an endless amount of blogs, videos, stories, and news articles based on the seven continents. These different sites give students many opportunities to learn and explore the world • Throughout the next few slides I will demonstrate the different examples of what is available to teach students about the continents.
  4. 4. Blogs • This blog is a great resource for students to learn different facts about the different continents and their countries. This site is a great beginning place for the unit.
  5. 5. Videos from YouTube • There are many YouTube videos available with different continent songs and stories. One I found that was very visual and auditory for learners was this video. It is catchy and something students can sing along to while learning about the continents.
  6. 6. Podcast • This podcast is a great way for students to see cultural difference such as holidays and sports. The podcast is based on kids from different cultures and is relatable to all students
  7. 7. Internet Resources • DKfindout is a great interactive website that lets students explore the different continents, learn about their landforms and specific animals to that continent. This website is a great place for kids to explore the continents and learn about them on their own time. • Mocomi is a website that contains another short video on the continents and little blurbs about each one. It also offers students guided reading questions on the bottom for them to focus on. • This world interactive scavenger hunt is a fun way for students to explore the world while answering questions about the different continents and countries while engaging students.
  8. 8. Kidspiration
  9. 9. Teaching Materials • This book is geared towards young readers and teaches them about the geography of the world. The book discusses different climates, people and topography for each continent.
  10. 10. Teaching Materials • Three websites I found that have great differentiated practice of identifying the continents is from IXL. These websites have an identify, select and name options that brings a challenge of collecting coins to knowing the continents. It is an easy way for students to memorize their location while having fun.
  11. 11. Teaching Materials This worksheet can offer students a great way to visualize the continents. As a coloring worksheet students can color the continents how they will best remember them. For example Oceania could be blue like the ocean. While Antarctica could be white for the ice.
  12. 12. Teaching Materials • National Geographic Offers a wonderful app that allows students to explore the atlas on an iPad. It offers fun facts, statistics and on this day information.
  13. 13. Subject Specific Website • Through this website from National Geographic students are able to explore the differences between the diets of different countries. This will help students look into the differences of the cultures around the world by exploring their eating habits.
  14. 14. Use of the Internet 1. Data Source: Info Please offers a great list of the countries of the world that give geography, the flag, population and many other facts about the country. This site can be used to help students learn more about specific countries and explore different parts of the world. 2. Web Cams: Students often have trouble understanding Antarctica because it is one continent that is extremely different from all the others. Through these webcams students are able to better grasp the idea of Antarctica and how it is inhabitable
  15. 15. Web 2.0 • Livetext offers the ability for students to receive immediate feedback. Teachers are allowed to collect data and see where students stand on a certain topic without having to wait an extended period of time.
  16. 16. Slide Share • This Presentation can also be found on SlideShare • I hope you enjoyed and thank you for viewing!

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