North America is the third largest continent following Asia and Africa. It was discovered by Columbus in 1492. Therefore, it is called as ‘The Continent of New World’. It is named after Amerigo Vespucci.

It extends from the Atlantic Ocean in the east to the Pacific Ocean in the west. Can you locate any place where Pacific and Atlantic Ocean meet?

Ok, they don’t, that’s why they dug up Panama Canal so that ships can cross between two Oceans. Take up the map and locate the country Panama.

Canada is the second largest country of the world, after Russia.

United States of America is the fourth largest country in the world, after Russia, Canada and China. It comprises of 50 states, including Alaska and Hawaiian Islands. Try locating them in map.

Lake Superior, one of 5 the Great Lakes, is the largest fresh water lake in the world. It is located on the border between the United States and Canada. Locate it on the map

Mt. Mackenzie is the highest peak of North America, is situated in Alaska. It is an active volcano. Locate it on the map

The world-famous Niagara Falls is located between Lake Erie and Lake Ontario. Locate it on the map

The famous ‘Silicon Valley’ is in San Francisco which is famous for software and computer industry.

The most dominant languages in North America are English, Spanish and French.

Professional sports are a huge part of American culture and society. Among these, five sports stand at the top: football, basketball, baseball, hockey, and soccer.

 

 

Pick up the globe and get going!!!

The questions are in increasing level of difficulty!

Q1. Name the state of United States which is north of even Canada.

Q2. Name the five great lakes on the border of Canada and America.

Q3. Niagara Falls is on which of the great lakes?

Q4. Locate the below cities and tell which of them are on east coast and which are on west coast – Los Angeles, San Francisco, New York, Boston.

Q5. Name the oceans on both sides of North America.

Recap

Below are the 5 Questions from our last post on continents, Europe. Let’s see how much you remember!!!

First, try to answer without the globe or map. Take its help when you’re struggling.

Q6. Name the ocean on the south of Europe.

Q7. Which countries are part of both Asia and Europe?

Q8. Which ocean comes between Europe and North America?

Q9. Locate the island nation of Cyprus.

Q10. Which sea comes between Sweden and Latvia?

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Answers

  1. Alaska.
  2. The five Great Lakes are Lake Ontario, Lake Superior, Lake Erie, Lake Michigan, and Lake Huron.
  3. Lake Erie and Lake Ontario.
  4. West Coast – Los Angeles & San Francisco.

East Coast – New York and Boston.

  1. North America is bordered to the north by the Arctic Ocean, and to the south by the Caribbean Sea.
  2. Mediterranean Sea.
  3. Russia, Kazakhstan, Azerbaijan, Georgia, and Turkey.
  4. The Atlantic Ocean.
  5. Try locating it in the Mediterranean, located south of Turkey, west of Syria and Lebanon, northwest of Israel and Palestine, north of Egypt, and southeast of Greece.
  6. The Baltic Sea.