Geography Kit 2: Our Continents and Mapping Skills
Lesson Intentions: Ability to identify and name the seven continents and their physical features; refine visual acuity and fine motor skills; develop mapping skills; using a compass rose and learning the cardinal directions; language development; learn a beginning history of maps; and to start to develop beginning research skills.
Materials included in lesson kit: Seven laminated continent cut outs; a laminated circle inset for map making; “Me on the Map,” book by Joan Sweeney; a set of 3 part continent cards; a small compass; a laminated compass rose; a small Lego boat to put together; an illustrated lesson plan in an organized folder; a box of colored pencils; a pencil sharpener; 4 pieces of 12 x 18 white paper to create maps on; two copies of a five page continent report template.
This educational kit was made with love by a certified Montessori teacher of 19 years. I am certified in Early Childhood Education (preschool and Kindergarten), Elementary Education I (grades 1st to 3rd), and Elementary Education II (grades 4th to 6th). I have worked as a lead teacher in all the above grades, Montessori teacher trainer, dance director, and Parent Education director. I hope you enjoy this kit as much as I enjoyed making it. I created the ABC Crate LLC so that I could share the joys of Montessori lessons and philosophies with all who seek wonderful lessons for their little ones. I have many more kits to come ranging from preschool to middle school. Feel free to drop a note about which lessons you would like sooner. ABC Crates are great for Home School programs, parents seeking support material for the home, and for teachers to use in their classroom.