All About the World -

All About the World

Length: 8 units
Content-type: Text-based
Age/Grade: 1st – 8th Grades
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How to Use This Course

All About the World introduces students to continents, capitals, landforms and biomes, major lakes and rivers, mountain ranges, political boundaries, and more. Students can have fun completing a range of activities including matching, decoding puzzles, multiple choice, map work, and even an international traders’ challenge.

Course Introduction

All About the World is a geography class comprised of eight units, with each unit increasing in difficulty and grade level. Unit 1 is appropriate for 1st grade, Unit 2 is appropriate for 2nd grade, etc., through Unit 8 for 8th grade. However, these units can be begun at any point. For example, if you have a 4th grader who has not had much background in geography, you may choose to do Units 1, 2, 3, and 4 over the course of a year. Your student may find some of the lessons and activities in the earliest units below his or her ability, but it will provide a solid introduction to world geography. Or, if you review the content in those units and find your student already has an understanding of those concepts, you can simply start with the unit matching your student’s grade level.

Printable lessons with activity suggestions.

Unit One:

  • Continents
  • Oceans

Unit Two:

  • Oceans of the World (including animal life)
  • Major Geographical Features of the Earth

Unit Three:

  • Rivers of the World
  • Landforms and Biomes

Unit Four:

  • Mountains of the World
  • Natural Resources
  • The United States and Her Capitals

Unit Five:

  • Major Lakes of the World
  • Natural Boundaries
  • Regions of the United States
  • Gulf Stream and Its Effects

Unit Six:

  • Major Landmarks and Features of the US and Her Territories
  • Capitals in the Western Hemisphere

Unit Seven:

  • Major Landmarks and Features of Canada and Mexico
  • Capitals in Europe

Unit Eight:

  • Major Natural and Manmade Landmarks of the World
  • Capitals in Africa, Asia, Australia, and New Zealand
  • Final Review

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