There are seven major continents of the world. Sixty-percent of the population of the world lives in the continent of Asia. Australia, by comparison, is the least populated continent accounting for less than three-tenths of the world population. Africa is the hottest continent, on average, and homes the largest desert in the world. Antarctica is the coldest continent and is completely covered in ice. Antarctica also has no inhabitants; it is not hard to figure out why. Europe which is composed of fifty-one countries has the most developed economic and political union in the world. South America is home to the largest rainforest in the world. North America is often thought to house just three countries, but it is actually composed of twenty-three countries.
These worksheets focus on teaching new material through reading passages and then assessing the comprehension of those passages through a series of questions. We also explore the concept of various components that contribute to this landscape and we explain the differences between continents and minor iterations of them in the likes of islands and what are considered to be micro continents. We will then break down each individual continent and touch on the concept of what is called a Supercontinent. This series of worksheets will definitely help your students become more comfortable with this topic while improve their reading proficiency. The collection of worksheets below starts by defining and explaining the concept of a continent. We then look at the key attributes of each of the seven major continents. We finish off by arguing that New Zealand may in fact fit the definition of being a continent by itself.