We love lessons on North America for kids! North America consists of several countries, but this lesson focuses on Canada, the United States and Mexico. There are map activities for kids and information about the three countries in the form of 3-part cards.
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North America Books for Kids
For Geography lessons for kids, it is important to understand how beneficial reading books on the topic can be for children’s learning. Here is a great list that we used for our lesson. To learn more about them, simply click on each image.
North America (New True Books: Geography)North America (Rookie Read-About Geography)National Geographic Backyard Guide to the Birds of North America (National Geographic Backyard Guides)Kaufman Field Guide to Insects of North America (Kaufman Field Guides)Trees of North America: A Guide to Field Identification, Revised and Updated (Golden Field Guide f/St. Martin’s Press)Edible Wild Plants: A North American Field Guide to Over 200 Natural FoodsAmerican Nations: A History of the Eleven Rival Regional Cultures of North AmericaExplorers of North America (True Books: American History (Paperback))North America [Blu-ray]American Colonies: The Settling of North America, Vol. 1
Geography Lessons for Kids
North America for Kids
There are 7 continents in the world and North America is one of them. These 3-part cards include a few cards with a North America map for kids to learn the outline of the map and also the countries that are included in this continent.
Like I said, North America includes the countries of United States, Canada, Mexico, Bermuda, Greenland, Saint Pierre and Miquelon, among others (23 in total), but we will focus on the three main countries of United States, Canada and Mexico.
After reading our books, we went onto finding maps of North America so kids can easily find them on a flat map as well as on a globe. Both are important because they show two different ways of seeing and studying the planet.
Oregon Scientific Smart Globe Adventure AR Educational World Geography Kids-Learning ToyNorth America Essential Classroom Wall Map on RollerAdventures Around the Globe: Packed Full of Maps, Activities and Over 250 Stickers (Lonely Planet Kids)Oregon Scientific Smart Globe Discovery Educational World Geography Kids – Learning Toy
Fun Geography Lessons of North America
And now, onto the lesson activity! I introduced the kids to the four North America 3-part cards and we discussed them. They could see the map, the outline of the continent and other important concepts to learn and remember.
After studying the map of North America for kids to find quickly, I then showed them that the entire continent actually consists of several countries.
I introduced the United States first because we live there and because they are the most familiar with. I showed them the four 3-part cards for the United States and we learned these facts about it.
To continue these fun Geography lessons, we then went onto learning about our neighboring countries. Canada is our neighbor on the north and Mexico is our neighbor to the south.
It was fun letting them use the 3-part cards of Canada and Mexico and then letting them add the ones of the United States. Comparing and contrasting was fun. Using the North America 3-part cards really solidified a lot about this continent.
Printable Geography 3-Part Cards
Do you think it is important to study maps of North America for kids to find and recognize easily? We do! Why don’t you get this Montessori 3-part cards set of North America Geography printables for kids to use in your homeschool?
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