My Continent (United States)

Contributor: Samantha Penna. Lesson ID: 11666

What country do you live in? Are there other countries near your country? Countries "live" on big masses of ground called "continents." Find out about your United States neighbors and their features!



learning style
personality style
Golden Retriever
Grade Level
Primary (K-2)
Lesson Type
Quick Query

Lesson Plan - Get It!

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What continent do you live on? Does your mailing address include your continent? What is a continent?

There are seven continents on Earth.

You live in North America.

  • Can you find North America on the map below?

Show your parent or teacher where North America is on the map.

North America is the green continent shown on the world map below. Below North America is South America. South America is purple. Europe is dark blue, Africa is orange, Asia is yellow, Australia is red, and Antarctica is light blue. All of these continents are found on Earth.


You live in North America. There are many countries that are found in North America.

  • Can you name your country?

Share your answer with your parent or teacher.

That's right! You live in the United States of America. The country above the United States is Canada. The country below the United States is Mexico.

  • Can you find each country on the map below?

Show your parent or teacher where the United States, Canada, and Mexico are on the map below.

North America

Great work! You found Canada, Mexico, and the United States of America on the map.

There are also other island countries in the oceans around North America. These countries are found near Mexico in the Caribbean Sea. There are also several smaller countries in a region called Central America, such as Guatemala, Panama, and Costa Rica. These Central American countries are also considered part of the continent of North America.

The three major oceans surrounding North America are the Pacific Ocean, Atlantic Ocean, and Arctic Ocean.

The Pacific Ocean is on the west coast of North America. A state that is near the Pacific Ocean is California. The ocean on the east coast of North America is the Atlantic Ocean. A state that is close to the Atlantic Ocean is New Jersey. You can swim in the ocean at the Jersey Shore. The ocean that is to the north is the Arctic Ocean. This ocean is above Canada and is near Alaska.

  • Can you spot the three oceans around North America on the map below?

Show your parent or teacher which oceans surround North America:

World map of oceans

Image by Pinpin, via Wikimedia Commons, is licensed under the CC BY-SA 3.0 license.

  • Did you find the Pacific, Atlantic, and Arctic Ocean?

Excellent work! Move on to the Got It? section to learn more about North America.

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