7 Continents: South America, Grades 4-6+


Develop geography literacy while learning about the unique characteristics of South America!

The 7 Continents: South America helps students learn about South America through fun reading and writing activities.

Five geography units cover the following standards-based topics:

Section 1: South America in the World
Introduces students to the location of South America in the world.

South America’s Relative Location

South America’s Hemispheres

South America’s Absolute Location

Using a Projection Map

Section 2: Political Divisions of South America
Introduces students to the three regions and 12 countries of South America.

Population of South America

Countries of South America

Largest Countries by Area

Largest Countries by Population

Western South America

Population of Western South America

Northern South America

Population of Northern South America

Eastern South America

Population of Eastern South America

Capital Cities of South America

Section 3: Physical Features of South America
Students learn about the landforms and bodies of water of South America.

South America’s Diverse Landscape

Andes Mountains

Highlands of South America

Plains of South America

Amazon Rainforest

Atacama Desert

Tierra del Fuego

Bodies of Water

Lake Titicaca

Amazon River

Angel Falls

Section 4: Valuable Resources of South America
Students learn about the various natural resources of South America.

Oil in Venezuela

Itaipu Dam

Mining Copper in Chile



Llamas and Alpacas

Rainforest Resources

Amazon Rainforest Wildlife

Galapagos Islands Wildlife

Section 5: South American Culture
Introduces students to the architecture, art, beliefs, and traditions of South American people.

Tourist Attractions

Arts and Entertainment

Religions of South America

Native Cultures

South American Cuisine


This resource contains teacher support pages, reproducible student pages, and an answer key.

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