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Tour the Continents - Section 1 - North America
Lesson 1 -
Finding Our Place on the Earth
Lesson 2 -
The Hemispheres & Continents
Lesson 3 -
North America -Facts & Bodies of Water
Lesson 4 -
North America - Countries & Regions
Lesson 5 -
North America - Landforms - Mountains & Deserts
Lesson 6 -
North America - Landorms - Lakes, Rivers, & Ice Sheets
Lesson 7 -
Coming Soon!
Lesson 8 -

Coming Soon!

Tour the Continents with Professor Bananas - Lesson 1


Tour the Continents

Lesson 2 - The Hemispheres & the Continents


Last lesson, we learned how we can measure the Earth with latitude and longitude. Some of these measurements have important names, like the Equator and Prime Meridian. We are going to learn about another way we can divide the Earth into sections. The name for these sections are called Hemispheres. We divide the Earth up at these important longitude and latitudes: the Equator, the Prime Meridian, and 180 degrees longitude.

Let's watch a video!

Now, try and divide the Earth into hemispheres for yourself!

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Here are some maps of the Earth looking at each hemisphere.

First, here is a view of the Southern Hemisphere :

Right in the middle of this map is the South Pole!

And here is the Northern Hemisphere:

Right in the middle of this map is the North Pole!

Now, here is the Western Hemisphere:
<- 0º is here!

This map runs from 180º longitude to the Prime Meridian at 0º longitude!
And finally, here is the Eastern Hemisphere:
<- 180º is here!

This map runs from the Prime Meridian at 0º longitude to 180º longitude!
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Let's look more closely at what is IN those hemispheres. Remember from last lesson that a continent was a large piece of land?
Do you see some large pieces of land in the pictures of the four Hemispheres? Let's find out what they are!

In the Southern Hemisphere, we have all of the continents of Antarctica (white) and Australia (yellow). Can you find them below?

The continents that we can only see parts of are South America (green), Africa (orange), and Asia (purple). They are not fully in this hemisphere, only parts of them are.
In the Northern Hemisphere, we have all of the continents of North America (orange), Europe (purple), and Asia (red). Can you find them below?

The continents that we can only see parts of are South America (green) and Africa (yellow). They are not fully in this hemisphere, only parts of them are.
In the Western Hemisphere, we have all of the continents of North America (purple) and South America (green). Can you find them?

The continents that we can only see parts of are Antarctica (white), Africa (orange), and Europe (yellow). They are not fully in this hemisphere, only parts of them are.
And finally, in the Eastern Hemisphere, we have all of the continents of Asia (red) and Australia (purple). Can you find them?

The continents that we can only see parts of are Antarctica (white), Africa (orange), and Europe (green). They are not fully in this hemisphere, only parts of them are.


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So the seven continents of Earth are:

Africa

Asia

Antarctica

Australia

North America

South America

Europe


Parts of each of these countries can be in more than one of the four hemispheres!



What We Learned in This Lesson:

* Hemisphere means half of a ball.
* The Earth has four hemispheres. The Northern, Southern, Eastern, and Western Hemispheres.
* The Northern and Southern Hemisphere are separated by the Equator.
* The Eastern and Western Hemispheres are separated by the Prime Meridian and at 180 degree longitude.
* Asia, Antarctica, Africa, North America, South America, Australia, and Europe are the seven continents on Earth.
* Continents can be in more than one hemisphere.


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Downloads For Your Workbook:

Map
- Download the map, and label the 5 important parallels and 2 important meridians that you have just learned.

Info Sheet - Answer the questions on the info sheet for your book, and put both papers into your Tour the Continents notebook.




Banana Peels
Near Australia are many, many island countries, including Polynesia, New Guinea, and New Zealand. They are not exactly part of the Australian continent, but instead make up a region called Oceania.

 


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