Social Studies - 2018-19

USI.2a - Continents and Oceans

The student will interpret maps, globes, photographs, pictures, or tables to

a) locate the seven continents and five oceans;


Adopted: 2015

BIG IDEAS

UNDERSTANDING THE STANDARD

Continents are large land masses surrounded by water.

ESSENTIALS

Continents

 North America

 South America

 Africa

 Asia

 Australia

 Antarctica

 Europe*


*Note: Europe is considered a continent even though it is not entirely surrounded by water. The land mass is frequently called Eurasia.


Oceans

 Atlantic Ocean

 Pacific Ocean

 Arctic Ocean

 Indian Ocean

 Southern Ocean


KEY VOCABULARY

Updated: May 16, 2018