Don't lose your points!
Sign up and save them.
+
Oceans and Continents

Oceans and Continents

Rating:
Rating
(0)
Author: Joshua Work
See More
Fast, Free College Credit

Developing Effective Teams

Let's Ride
*No strings attached. This college course is 100% free and is worth 1 semester credit.

28 Sophia partners guarantee credit transfer.

281 Institutions have accepted or given pre-approval for credit transfer.

* The American Council on Education's College Credit Recommendation Service (ACE Credit®) has evaluated and recommended college credit for 25 of Sophia’s online courses. Many different colleges and universities consider ACE CREDIT recommendations in determining the applicability to their course and degree programs.

Tutorial

Standards

SS.AS1.10.01       Map Skills – master the identification of types of maps, parts of maps and map usage through maps of North America and the world during this time period

Directions

What is it? In order to locate places on our planet, we need to name its largest features. Water covers nearly three-fourths of Earth’s surface. The largest bodies of water are oceans. The large land areas that cover the rest of the earth are the continents.


How to do it. Find the oceans on the map below. This is really just one big body of water, but geographers usually divide it into four oceans. They are the Atlantic, Pacific, Indian, and Arctic oceans.


Now find the continents. Geographers identify seven continents. From largest to smallest, they are Asia, Africa, North America, South America, Antarctica, Europe and Australia. Europe and Asia are actually parts of one huge landmass that is sometimes called Eurasia. But geographers usually think of Europe and Asia as two continents because they have different cultures and histories.