Lesson 2: Continents and Oceans

Okay, so I've been looking at all these world maps, and I've decided I want to try to spend the least amount of time in the air. I am not a fan of airplane food. That said, instead of figuring out which country I want to start with, I first need to figure out which continent to start on. There are seven to choose from. Where should I start?

Introduction to the Continents and Oceans

Characteristics of the Continents

Memorizing the Continent and Ocean Names

Still struggling to remember all the names? Try using these silly mnemonic phrases.

Continents = Aunt Alice Always Eats Nasty Apple Soup.

A=Asia, Africa, Australia,


N=North America


S=South America

Oceans = Apple Picking Is Awesome Sometimes.

A=Arctic Ocean

P=Pacific Ocean

I=Indian Ocean

A=Atlantic Ocean

S=Southern Ocean

Putting What You've Learned Into Practice:

Take It Even Further:

  • Tell an adult the names of the 7 continents and 5 oceans BY MEMORY
  • Complete one or more of these continents and oceans worksheets
  • Read Passport to the World, p. 6-7
  • Choose a book to read from this week's book basket.

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