Bodies of Water Geography Study for Upper Grades



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Bodies of Water Geography Study by sproutingtadpoles

I have the next set of maps ready for the Exploring the Country Geography Series. This set is a study of the Bodies of Water for each continent and includes an 8 1/2 x 11 map of each continent, a list of waterways to outline and label and some pictures for pasting on your map. 

As we do our study of the Bodies of Water, I have my boys work on each continent map first by drawing in the lakes, rivers, swamps, seas, bays etc. from the list and label them. Then they research and add a few facts about 2 or 3 selected waterways and add some pictures or drawings of their own directly to the map. I encourage them to be creative when working on their maps because it helps them remember the many different names of all the waterways they are learning. 

Once they have finished all of the individual continents, we add all of the major waterways, oceans and seas to our large wall map. If you want your child to work on memorizing some of these waterways, then print out the blank maps, draw in the waterways with a black marker and laminate them. Have your child work on labeling the waterways each day until they can take a blank map and draw them on their own and label them. 

I have a few other post in this Geography series:
Forces of Nature Geography Study
Exploring Countries Around the World Study
5 New Countries for Exploring 

If you have any special requests for country printables, please feel free to message me on my facebook page!

Other free instant downloads on my website include:
World Geography Game
Ancient Lands Map Set

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Bodies of Water Geography Study Part 1
Bodies of Water Geography Study Part 2

Written by Janeen Herlugson

Janeen Herlugson

Janeen is a Christian homeschooling mom to 5 children who range in age from 18 to 3. They have been homeschooling for 6 years using the Classical Education method. She believes that God called her to become a stay-at-home mom, to pull her children from public school and homeschool them. She has never regretted it and loves every minute of being with her kids. She blogs over at Sprouting Tadpoles where you will find awesome homeschooling resources!

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