This week, we were lucky enough to have a couple special volunteers visit our school. They brought along a giant map of the world as well as some smaller maps for us to work with! We had an opportunity to review the seven continents: North America, South America, Asia, Africa, Australia, Antartica, and Europe. We also went over the five oceans: Atlantic, Pacific, Indian, Arctic, and Southern. Students also had an opportunity to learn about the many different regions of the biomes (regions) such as tundra, rainforest, desert, and many others.
We learned many great hints that will help us remember information. For example, you can always remember where polar bears live because the word Arctic comes from the Greek word arktos, meaning bear. When you think of Antarctica, you can think of it as anti-arktos, or no bears!
Watch our video below to see how we cooperated to solve many different tasks involving the giant map!
*What new information did you learn by working with the map?*
*What was your favorite activity?*
*If you could visit anywhere in the world, where would it be and why?*