Continents: Understanding the World

Lesson 3


Identify different things you can see in North America.

Readings and Materials

  • Book: Explore North America by Bobbie Kalman  pp. 24 – 31

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Target Task


Discussion & Writing Prompt

What are some different things you may see in North America? Give two to three specific examples.

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Key Questions


  • Where do most people in North America live?

  • What is a rural area? What is life like in a rural area?

  • What type of materials do people sell in North America?

  • What are some important places to see in North America? Why?



urban     (adj.)

cities and towns with lots of people

rural     (adj.)

place in the countryside, outside a city or town

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Common Core Standards

  • L.1.6 — Use words and phrases acquired through conversations, reading and being read to, and responding to texts, including using frequently occurring conjunctions to signal simple relationships (e.g., because).

  • RI.1.1 — Ask and answer questions about key details in a text.

  • RI.1.5 — Know and use various text features (e.g., headings, tables of contents, glossaries, electronic menus, icons) to locate key facts or information in a text.

  • RI.1.7 — Use the illustrations and details in a text to describe its key ideas.

  • SL.1.2 — Ask and answer questions about key details in a text read aloud or information presented orally or through other media.