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World Continents and Oceans:

World Continents and Oceans


Objectives You will be able to: Name each of the seven continents, and the five oceans Locate each of the continents and oceans on a map

North America:

North America North America is made up of four countries: Canada is the furthest North, The United States is in the middle, and Mexico is the furthest south. Greenland is an Island of North America, lying Northeast of Canada. There are three Oceans that touch North America, The Arctic to the North, The Pacific to the West, and the Atlantic to the East.

South America:

South America South America is made up of twelve countries. The Pacific Ocean borders South America to the West, and the Atlantic to the East.


Europe Europe is made up of forty-eight countries. The Atlantic Ocean is Europe’s western border. The Arctic Ocean is north of Europe.


Asia Asia is made up of numerous countries, the largest of which include Russia, China, and India. The Pacific Ocean lies to the east, while the Indian Ocean falls on the southwest.


Africa Africa is made up of fifty-three countries. Africa is surrounded by the Atlantic Ocean to the west and the Indian Ocean to the East.


Australia Australia as a continent includes the mainland of Australia along with Tasmania and many of the Islands throughout the Pacific Ocean. The Indian Ocean borders the west and south, while the Pacific is on the east.


Antarctica Antarctica is made of five regions and one island Chain. The Ocean surrounding Antarctica has been recently renamed as the Southern Ocean.

The Oceans:

The Oceans The Pacific Ocean stretches 64,186,000 square miles and has an average depth of 15,215 feet. The Atlantic Ocean stretches 33,420,000 square miles and has an average depth of 12,881 feet. The Indian Ocean stretches 28,350,000 square miles and has an average depth of 13,002 feet.

The Oceans (cont’d):

The Oceans (cont’d) The Arctic Ocean stretches 5,106,000 square miles and has an average depth of 3,953 feet. The Southern Ocean stretches 7,848,300 square miles and has an average depth of 13,100 - 16,400 feet.


Activities Name the Continents Find The Continent Identifying Oceans and Continents


Summary You have learned a little about each of the seven continents and five oceans. At the end of this presentation, you will fill in a blank world map.

Acknowledgements :

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