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Outcome: Compare climates considering factors such as precipitation, temperature, and distance from an ocean.
Grade level: K-4
Theme: climate

Consider distance from an ocean in this lesson where students examine a map and globe for comparison of the physical features of Earth's continents. Students will play the GeoSpy continents game and manipulate an online map, then write paragraphs comparing and contrasting two continents.

The idea for this lesson plan was inspired by Suzie Howell-Olsen and Katie Hansen of Meadow School in Petaluma, California, who received a teacher grant from the National Geographic Education Foundation in support of a year-long project called A Survey of the Continents.