The children are very familiar to our continent globe but have not yet had the opportunity to work with the continent map. Some have seen the map and have asked why there are two Antarcticas. As most children are very concrete at this age, we present this lesson in a concrete way. The goal is to show them how the map and the globe show us the same thing, in a different way.
We made a small globe out of dough and then cut it in half.
We pressed the two halves of the ball down to flatten it out.
Here the children can see how it is flattened like our continent map.
The children all had turns taking out the continents and placing them back in the puzzle. You may be hearing the Continent Song this weekend. Also, many children have made continent stamp books. We have a stamp for each continent which they stamp on paper and color in the colors on the map.