Continents: Understanding the World

Lesson 6


Describe two to three specific things you may see in South America.

Readings and Materials

  • Book: Explore South America by Bobbie Kalman  pp. 18 – 31

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Target Task


Discussion & Writing Prompt

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

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Key Questions


  • What are the Pampas? What might you see there?

  • What will you find in the Atacama Desert?

  • Where do most people in South America live? Give a specific example.

  • What is village life like in South America?

  • What natural resources can be found in South America?

  • What are some important parts of South American culture?

  • What are some other sights you might see in South America?



natural resource     (n.)

materials found in nature that can be sold to make money

culture     (n.)

the beliefs, customs, and ways of life that a group of people share

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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.