This bundle includes Trillium Montessori’s A-Z Geography Packs for all 7 Continents.
This is a digital PDF file containing over 450 pages of printable materials.
It is suitable for PreK-1 but can easily be adapted for 2nd and 3rd grades as well. It features photographs and easy to read font. If you are a Montessori teacher, this will really round out the continent boxes and unit studies in the geography area of your Primary or Lower Elementary Class.
In all of my Continent A-Z packs, I have tried hard to provide a wide range of representative photographs in order to give students a sense of the luscious, rich diversity of our beautiful planet. Not only do these packs represent the diversity of the continent, but they also represent each letter of the alphabet.
The photos are of things ranging from animals and plants to biomes to clothing and food and sports. I often show iconic things like traditional dancers as well as average day to day things such as children and their pets. I do my best to avoid stereotypical images and try to touch upon many different regions and cultures within the continent.
The activities in this bundle are designed to be used by individuals or in small groups. You can use these card materials to introduce each continent to your students and then place them on the shelf or in centers for the children to explore. Montessori classrooms will be familiar with the use of most of these activities such as the 3-part cards and the “parts-of” nomenclature cards.
These printables work particularly well in a writing center. Students can examine the photos and write lists or reports about what they see. Younger students will enjoy matching the photographs and learning new vocabulary. This is also a fantastic pack to add to your letter work. Once students have learned the vocabulary, have them sort by initial letter/sound.
DOWNLOAD FREE PREVIEWS
Click the images below to download free previews for each of the continent packs included in this bundle
The possibilities for using a pack of this type are endless. Each of the Continent Packs in this bundle include the following activities
1. A-Z non-fiction book:
Photos and short descriptions for things from that continent for each letter of the alphabet (short vowels). The Asia, Europe, and South America packs also include clipart versions of the book for low-ink printing.
2. A-Z Matching Cards:
Photographs and one word labels. Print two copies to make 3-part cards or matching cards.
9 phonetically decodable sentences each to go with pictures from each continent. The sentences do include a few basic sight words but the majority of the words are decodable and your intermediate readers will have success with these.
4. Living & Non-Living Sorting Cards:
Photos of plants, animals, and natural and manmade landmarks from each continent.
5. Plant & Animal Sorting Cards:
Sort photos of plants and animals typically found on each continent.
6. Parts of an Animal:
Make a set of 3-part nomenclature cards of animals such as the Lion (Africa), Toucan (South America), Kangaroo (Australia) Penguin (Antarctica), Badger (Europe), Turkey (North America) and Peacock (Asia). The cards also come with a book describing the various parts as well as a blackline master that can be used to make student booklets (all except the Peacock).
7. Biomes of each continent:
Photographic 3-part cards of the various climate regions on each continent (except Antarctica)
FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS
Will you send me these materials in the mail?
No, this is a digital file. After you make your purchase, you will be sent a download link. You will need to download, print and assemble the materials to get them ready for use.
Why is the price so high?
Actually, these materials are sold at a significant discount in this bundle. Other sellers create small products of a few pages each and charge a few dollars for each. Using that pricing model, each activity within the packs would be in the range of $2-$5, making the total value of this bundle well over $100.
If that’s the case, then why is the price so low?
If you’re one of my blog subscribers, you know how I feel about teachers like you! You have passion for your work and pour your heart, soul, and sweat into it. As a teacher myself, I know how stretched budgets are. Most of you will put your own money into buying materials like this. This is priced for you.
Can I buy the Continent Packs individually?
Yes, the individual continent packs are available for sale in the Trillium Montessori Shop.
What age is this suitable for?
I use these materials in my multi-age Primary Montessori classroom (ages 3-6). I’ve also heard from many teachers who use it in their Lower Elementary classes (ages 6-9). If you teach just 3 year olds, it may be too advanced. Download the previews using the links above to get a better idea of the difficulty level.
I’m a homeschooler, will this work for me?
A number of homeschoolers have purchased this and said it was perfect for them. You will need to have an understanding of how to set up a Montessori classroom and give lessons in order to get the full benefit of these materials.
What is the School License?
When you purchase the bundle with a school license, you will receive the exact same file as the single user license. However, you will have legal permission to use it in multiple classrooms at one school. If you plan to share this bundle with other teachers at your school, you must purchase the bundle with the school license.
Amazing! Awesome! This set is the perfect complement to the geography folders and reinforces concepts across the curriculum such as reading, math and science. Love that it makes Geography so accessible to the early learner 🙂 -Amanda C.
This product reflects hours and hours of careful preparation. It is well worth the purchase price. Once again, thank you for such useful materials. -Judy J.
Awesome! Fantastic! Wow! Good golly, this is amazing work that was worth every cent! – Julie P.
This material is absolutely wonderful. So much time and attention to detail has gone into making this material. It looks beautiful, and it is exactly what I needed. My summer vacation will be spent preparing this wealth of material for the next school year. Thank you so much! -Judy E.
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