Western Hemisphere Lesson for Kids: Geography & Facts


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About 500 years ago, the lands in the Western Hemisphere were often called the _____.

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1. What is the name of the imaginary line that divides the Earth into the Western and Eastern Hemispheres?

2. Which of these continents are completely in the Western Hemisphere?

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About This Quiz & Worksheet

This quiz/worksheet will test how much you know about the Western Hemisphere, including key points like its name over 500 years ago and the imaginary line that divides the Western and Eastern hemispheres on the Earth.

Quiz & Worksheet Goals

The following topics will be covered on the quiz:

  • The continents that are entirely in the Western Hemisphere
  • Western Hemisphere characteristics
  • An ocean that isn't in the Western Hemisphere

Skills Practiced

  • Learning practice - use what you know to answer questions about the Western Hemisphere, like what it used to be called long ago
  • Making connections - use your understanding of the location of the Western Hemisphere to describe how it's separated from the Eastern Hemisphere
  • Remembering details - remember what you've learned about the oceans and continents in the Western Hemisphere

Additional Learning

You can learn more about the hemispheres on Earth with the lesson named Western Hemisphere Lesson for Kids: Geography & Facts. The following topics will be explored:

  • The definition of 'hemisphere'
  • Lines of longitude
  • Facts about the Western Hemisphere, like how much of the world's population it contains