If you are teaching the continents this school year, then you won’t want to miss these free printables and worksheets for learning about North America.
Once you have explored lessons on the 7 continents, doing an in-depth dive into a few of the continents is a great way to explore geography in your homeschool.
Since my family and I have moved out of our continent and into the South Pacific Region, I thought it would be wise to actually study our home continent.
I have to admit that sometimes I forget that North America doesn’t just cover the United States of America. I guess that is a little self-centered.
We even are prone to think that when we say we are from America, that it means only the United States of America.
Even so, the Americas actually include both North and South America, Central America, and the Caribbean.
When people speak of North America, there is a similar mentality, especially amongst our students.
It is true that more than half of the population of North America does live in the USA (330 million). However, we definitely aren’t the only country that makes up the North American continent.
See, North America in fact has 23 different countries in it and 9 dependencies and has a total of about 590 million people living on the actual continent.
The largest of these 23 countries is Canada, covering almost half of North America’s landmass.
My children were pretty surprised to find out which countries and lands were in North America. I think the one that they were most weirded out about was Greenland, which belongs to Denmark.
Greenland is the biggest island in North America and is, in fact, the world’s largest island that is not a continent.
They also thought this next fact was interesting.
North America has two of its countries sharing the longest land border in the entire world at 8893 km/ 5526 miles. Canada and the United States of America share this border.
Your students will love learning these cool facts about North America.
Explore these free printables and worksheets for learning about North America below:
Videos about North America:
Come Explore … North America | Lonely Planet Kids
North America Geography/North American Countries | Kids Learning Tube
Learn about all 50 states with our U.S. Geography Resource Pack!
North American unit study resources:
North America Unit Study | Montessori for the Heart
Journey to North America | Teaching to Love Learning
North American Map Skills & Location Social Studies Unit | What I Have Learned
North America Unit Study Plan FREE | Simply Schoolgirl
North American Arctic, First Nations of the Arctic, Montessori Geography at Home | Making Montessori Ours
North America Unit for Kindergartners – Part 1 | Sorting Sprinkles
Streaming Resources – North America Unit | The Homeschool Resource Room
Native North American Unit, History & Geography At Home Part 1 | Making Montessori Ours
North America Unit With FREE Printables | Every Star is Different
Free facts and printables to learn all about North America:
North America Facts | Kid World Travel Guide
Geography Lessons of North America for Kids – Printable Fact Cards | The Natural Homeschool
Learn All About North America with Evan-Moor | Homeschool by the Beach
North America Continent Box with FREE 3-Part Card Printables | Amber Launstein
North American Biomes | ThingLink
Geography Lesson Plans ~ Printable Maps of North America for Kids | The Natural Homeschool
FREE – Map Skills | North America (Gr. 3-7) | The Hardstad Collection
Montessori-Inspired North America Study: Maps and Flags | The Pinay Homeschooler
FREE Printable List of Countries in North America | Printable Paradise
North America Geography – FREE Resource | Mrgrayhistory
Infographic of North America Facts | Maps of World
North America Geography | Ducksters
FREE North America Resources | Homeschool Creations
North America activities:
Montessori Continent Activities For North America (Or Applied To Other Continents) | Living Montessori Now
Continent Boxes | Montessori Spanish
Hands-on Activities – North America | Layton Adventure
Our Continent Bags – North America | Counting Coconuts
North America Continent Box | Discovery Moments
Country Research Project (North America ) FREE | ESL VILLAGE
Social Studies: FREE Excerpt of the North America Geography and History Webquest | Forward-Thinking Curriculum
Foldable Friday: Early European Settlements in North America | Technically Speaking with Amy
North America Interactive Worksheets | Live Worksheets
12 Printable North America Countries Activities | The Natural Homeschool
World Geography Scavenger Hunt: North & Central America~ FREE Printable | Starts at Eight
Go deeper and explore the state flags, birds, trees, and flowers with the U.S. State Study Resource Pack Bundle!
Map activities for North America:
SOL 3.6 Label a Map of North America FREEBIE | VA SOL Superstars
North America Map Pack – Editable Bundle ~ FREEBIE | Giraffe Logo
FREE North America Map Labeling Drag and Drop or Print (Distance Learning) | IʻmPossible Education
North America Interactive Map | Mr. Nussbaum Learning + Fun
Arts and crafts to go alongside our lessons on North America:
Outline Map of North America | ABCTeach
Mexican Folk Art for Kids | Frogs, Snails, and Puppy Dog Tails
Bald Eagle Day & Craft | I Heart Crafty Things
FREE North America Project Patterns | You’re So Creative
Animals of the North American continent:
Montessori-Inspired Continent Activities with Animal Figures and Landmarks – North America | Living Montessori Now
Montessori Zoology: Animals of North America (FREE Printables) | The Natural Homeschool
The Mighty Bison of North America Unit Study | The Hermit Crab Homeschool
Montessori-Inspired 3-Part Cards for the Safari Ltd NORTH AMERICA Animals Toob | Homeschooling My Kinetic Kids
North American Birds Bingo FREE Cards | Beauty in Ordinary Things
Montessori North American Animals FREE 3-Part Cards | Imagine Our Life
North American Wildlife Names Cards FREE PDF | Wise Owl Factory
FREE Printable: Animals of North America | TrilliumMontessori.org
Books about the North American continent and other continents:
Global Passport: Best Picture Books Set in North America | Rebekah Gienapp
Books, Maps, History, Printables & Facts on North America | The Natural Homeschool
Books About the Continents for Kids | Gift of Curiosity
Resources to complete a geography unit on any country, continent, city, or country:
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Jeannette is a wife, mother and homeschooling mom. She has been mightily, saved by grace and is grateful for God’s sovereignty throughout her life’s journey. She has a Bachelor in English Education and her MBA. Jeannette is bi-lingual and currently lives in the Tongan Islands of the South Pacific. She posts daily freebies for homeschoolers!
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