Ch 21: Famous World Landmarks for Elementary School

About This Chapter

This chapter will help your elementary students learn about famous world landmarks. Our short lessons and quizzes allow your students to easily absorb information about the Egyptian Pyramids, the Erie Canal, the Great Barrier Reef, and more!

Famous World Landmarks for Elementary School - Chapter Summary

You can use this chapter to help elementary students find out more about famous world landmarks. Our lessons cover both natural and manmade landmarks from locations across the globe, including Big Ben, the Taj Mahal, Hoover Dam, and the Great Lakes. We provide brief, engaging lessons that make this subject easy to understand at home or in the classroom.

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Kids who need extra help with famous world landmarks will benefit from the lessons in this chapter. There's no faster or easier way to learn about world landmarks.

  • Students who have fallen behind in understanding the history and facts about major world landmarks
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  • Find lessons in the chapter that cover the famous world landmarks your student needs to learn or review.
  • Press play and watch the video lesson with your student or read through the text lesson.
  • Refer to the video transcripts and highlighted vocab words to reinforce learning about famous world landmarks.
  • Test your student's understanding of each lesson with short quizzes.
  • Verify your student understands world landmarks by completing the Famous World Landmarks for Elementary School chapter exam.

57 Lessons in Chapter 21: Famous World Landmarks for Elementary School
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Amazon Rainforest Facts: Lesson for Kids

1. Amazon Rainforest Facts: Lesson for Kids

In this lesson you will learn about the Amazon Rainforest by focusing on the geography and climate of this area. You'll find out who calls the rainforest home, and explore the layers that make up the rainforest.

Amazon River Facts: Lesson for Kids

2. Amazon River Facts: Lesson for Kids

Have you ever heard of a river full of large and terrifying animals and so deep and wide that ships can pass through it? In this lesson you will learn about the amazing Amazon River, which is home to thousands of plants and animals.

Angel Falls Facts: Lesson for Kids

3. Angel Falls Facts: Lesson for Kids

Angel Falls is a very famous waterfall because of its height. This lesson will teach you about Angel Falls, where you can find it, how tall it is and some other cool facts about this natural wonder.

Big Ben Facts: Lesson for Kids

4. Big Ben Facts: Lesson for Kids

Have you ever seen the massive clock tower in London? That's Big Ben! Let's take a look some interesting facts about Big Ben, where it got its name, why it was built, and some important details about its construction.

Congo River Facts: Lesson for Kids

5. Congo River Facts: Lesson for Kids

In this lesson, you will learn about the Congo River in Africa. You will get a chance to explore information about the animals and people that call this river home, as well as fun facts about how this gigantic river helps the country.

Edinburgh Castle Lesson for Kids: History & Facts

6. Edinburgh Castle Lesson for Kids: History & Facts

Edinburgh Castle is one of the most famous historical landmarks in Europe! In this lesson, learn about the history and construction of this unique castle in Scotland.

Erie Canal Facts: Lesson for Kids

7. Erie Canal Facts: Lesson for Kids

Between the Great Lakes and the Atlantic Ocean is the Erie Canal, which was a great engineering feat. At the time it was built, it was known as the Eighth Wonder of the World. This lesson will provide history and interesting facts about the canal.

Facts About the Everglades: Lesson for Kids

8. Facts About the Everglades: Lesson for Kids

Could you imagine canoeing down a slow-moving river in Southern Florida exploring hundreds of species of plans and animals? If this sounds like something you would like, plan your next vacation to the Everglades.

History of the Golden Gate Bridge: Lesson for Kids

9. History of the Golden Gate Bridge: Lesson for Kids

Read about the history of the famous Golden Gate Bridge in San Francisco, California. Learn what gave people the idea for the bridge, about the plan and financing for the bridge, and finally about the construction and opening.

Golden Gate Bridge Facts: Lesson for Kids

10. Golden Gate Bridge Facts: Lesson for Kids

The Golden Gate Bridge is a very long bridge in California. Come learn about this big bridge, how it got its name, why it's orange, where you can find it and some other fun facts about this famous landmark.

Great Barrier Reef Facts: Lesson for Kids

11. Great Barrier Reef Facts: Lesson for Kids

Australia's Great Barrier Reef represents the world's largest living structure, a massive city of corals and fish visible from space. This lesson will provide information on the reef's origins and wildlife.

Great Lakes Facts: Lesson for Kids

12. Great Lakes Facts: Lesson for Kids

The largest supply of freshwater on Earth lies in the United States, and they are called the Great Lakes. The Great Lakes are all connected by lakes and rivers, and you could travel on the Great Lakes all the way from Minnesota to the Atlantic Ocean. It would be a long trip, but it's possible!

History of Big Ben: Lesson for Kids

13. History of Big Ben: Lesson for Kids

If we were in London, England, and we needed to know the time, we could look to the Big Ben clock. Keep reading to learn about Big Ben in this history lesson.

Hoover Dam Facts: Lesson for Kids

14. Hoover Dam Facts: Lesson for Kids

This lesson will teach you about the history and construction of Hoover Dam in the southwest United States. You will learn why this huge dam was built and how it has changed lives in the American desert.

Mauna Loa Volcano Facts: Lesson for Kids

15. Mauna Loa Volcano Facts: Lesson for Kids

There are many volcanoes on Earth and Mauna Loa is one of the biggest. Come learn about Mauna Loa, what kind of volcano it is, where you can find it, and some other cool facts about this active volcano.

Egyptian Pyramid Facts: Lesson for Kids

16. Egyptian Pyramid Facts: Lesson for Kids

Imagine cutting and moving a 5,000-pound brick into place on a pyramid using only simple machines, like pulleys and levers, with nothing but your own muscles. It's hard to imagine, but it's how the Egyptians created the pyramids. Read on to learn more about how and why the Egyptians made pyramids.

Sydney Opera House Lesson for Kids: Facts & History

17. Sydney Opera House Lesson for Kids: Facts & History

One of the most famous buildings in Australia is the Sydney Opera House. In this lesson, learn about the history and architecture of this landmark, and discover some interesting facts about its use!

Taj Mahal Facts: Lesson for Kids

18. Taj Mahal Facts: Lesson for Kids

Join me on a trip to India along the Yamuna River to the spectacular Taj Mahal, say it with me: tahj muh-hall. This amazing building was built from the love of an emperor and still stands today!

The Great Pyramid of Giza Facts: Lesson for Kids

19. The Great Pyramid of Giza Facts: Lesson for Kids

It takes incredible engineering to build something that reigned as the tallest man-made structure on Earth for over five thousand years! The Great Pyramid has a lot of history and has been around a long time. This lesson will teach you all about the Great Pyramid of Giza.

Uluru Facts: Lesson for Kids

20. Uluru Facts: Lesson for Kids

Uluru is a red rocky outcrop in Australia. This rock is famous throughout the world for its beauty. It is also a sacred place for the native Australian people.

Windsor Castle Lesson for Kids: History & Facts

21. Windsor Castle Lesson for Kids: History & Facts

Windsor Castle is a very large castle in England that was built a very long time ago. In this lesson, we will learn about the history of the castle and see how the Royal Family still uses it.

Arc de Triomphe Facts: Lesson for Kids

22. Arc de Triomphe Facts: Lesson for Kids

The Arc de Triomphe is a famous landmark in France. This lesson will teach you about the Arc de Triomphe, where you can find it, who had it built, and some other cool facts about this giant arch.

Brooklyn Bridge Facts: Lesson for Kids

23. Brooklyn Bridge Facts: Lesson for Kids

Why did 21 elephants cross the Brooklyn Bridge? It wasn't just to get to the other side. Find out the real reason in this lesson about the Brooklyn Bridge, an amazing work of engineering and a New York landmark.

Colosseum Lesson for Kids: History & Facts

24. Colosseum Lesson for Kids: History & Facts

Imagine a place where people watch other people fight and even die. Sound like something out of a fiction book? The Roman Colosseum was built and used to house such events. This lesson will teach you about the Roman Colosseum.

Eiffel Tower Lesson for Kids: History & Facts

25. Eiffel Tower Lesson for Kids: History & Facts

The Eiffel Tower is one of the most famous landmarks in the world. Travel to Paris and learn about the history, architecture, and popularity of this tall tower!

Empire State Building Facts: Lesson for Kids

26. Empire State Building Facts: Lesson for Kids

The Empire State Building in New York City is named after the state of New York, the 'Empire state.' It stands on 5th Avenue in Manhattan, and was the tallest building in the world for forty years.

Leaning Tower of Pisa Facts: Lesson for Kids

27. Leaning Tower of Pisa Facts: Lesson for Kids

The Leaning Tower of Pisa is one of Italy's most famous landmarks. Set in the Cathedral Square in the city of Pisa, the tower is famous because of an error in construction. Read on to learn more.

Liberty Bell Facts: Lesson for Kids

28. Liberty Bell Facts: Lesson for Kids

This lesson talks about the Liberty Bell, which was originally called the State House Bell. Find out what words make the bell a symbol in the United States and how they have been used throughout American history.

Lincoln Memorial Facts: Lesson for Kids

29. Lincoln Memorial Facts: Lesson for Kids

There are many monuments in the United States that honor our country and its leaders. In this lesson, we will learn about the Lincoln Memorial, which was built to honor President Abraham Lincoln.

Machu Picchu Lesson for Kids: History & Facts

30. Machu Picchu Lesson for Kids: History & Facts

In this lesson we'll learn about the history of Machu Picchu. Read on to find out more about this ancient city in Peru as well as the people who lived there.

Mission Santa Barbara Facts: Lesson for Kids

31. Mission Santa Barbara Facts: Lesson for Kids

Who was the Lone Woman of San Nicolas Island? Who were the Chumash? Find out in this lesson about Mission Santa Barbara, where you can learn fun and interesting facts about this cultural landmark.

Mount Everest Lesson for Kids: History & Facts

32. Mount Everest Lesson for Kids: History & Facts

In this lesson, you'll learn about Mount Everest, including where it's located and how tall it is. You'll also learn some cool facts about the mountain and the route people take to climb it!

Mount Fuji Facts: Lesson for Kids

33. Mount Fuji Facts: Lesson for Kids

There are many different volcanoes found all over the world, and Mount Fuji is one of them. Come learn about this volcano, when it erupted last, where you can find it, and some other neat facts about this mountain.

Mount Kilimanjaro Facts: Lesson for Kids

34. Mount Kilimanjaro Facts: Lesson for Kids

In this lesson we explore the tallest mountain in Africa, called Mount Kilimanjaro. The lesson deals with important facts about the mountain as well as the history of those who tried to climb it.

Mount Rushmore Facts: Lesson for Kids

35. Mount Rushmore Facts: Lesson for Kids

In this lesson, you will learn about Mount Rushmore, a memorial to four U.S. presidents. You will learn who was involved in the construction, how it was built, and what presidents are represented.

Mount Vesuvius Facts: Lesson for Kids

36. Mount Vesuvius Facts: Lesson for Kids

Did you know that there are people today who live on a volcano in Europe? Let's learn about Mount Vesuvius, and how it became one of the most famous volcanoes ever.

Mount Saint Helens Facts: Lesson for Kids

37. Mount Saint Helens Facts: Lesson for Kids

This lesson introduces Mount Saint Helens, the site of one of the most destructive volcanic eruptions in history. You will learn about some of the science behind predicting volcanic eruptions, and will see the dramatic changes they cause to the landscape.

Niagara Falls Lesson for Kids: History & Facts

38. Niagara Falls Lesson for Kids: History & Facts

Niagara Falls is one of the largest waterfalls in the world. In this lesson, you will learn about how Niagara Falls is formed, the millions of tourists who visit, and the amazing rescue of a boy who went over Niagara Falls.

Parthenon Facts: Lesson for Kids

39. Parthenon Facts: Lesson for Kids

Let's learn about one of the most famous building in history: the temple called the Parthenon. We will explore what it is, who built it, and why it's famous today.

Pentagon Facts: Lesson for Kids

40. Pentagon Facts: Lesson for Kids

The United States has many key places where people work. One of these is the Pentagon, which helps run the country. In this lesson you will learn about the history of the Pentagon and its unique structure.

Rocky Mountains Facts: Lesson for Kids

41. Rocky Mountains Facts: Lesson for Kids

The Rocky Mountains are well known for their beautiful mountain peaks. In this lesson, we explore past those peaks to discover how these mountains were formed. We will also discover special features and unique wildlife found in this mountain chain!

Statue of Liberty Facts: Lesson for Kids

42. Statue of Liberty Facts: Lesson for Kids

This lesson describes a famous national monument: the Statue of Liberty. You will also learn some interesting facts about the history of the Statue of Liberty and its different parts.

History of the Statue of Liberty: Lesson for Kids

43. History of the Statue of Liberty: Lesson for Kids

The Statue of Liberty is a famous statue that sits on a small island in New York. This lesson will teach you where it came from, where you can find it, why it's green, and some other cool facts about this national monument.

Stonehenge Facts: Lesson for Kids

44. Stonehenge Facts: Lesson for Kids

Would you want to visit a place made by unknown people with unknown methods for unknown reasons? Nearly a million people do this each year. Read on to find out more about the mysteries of Stonehenge.

Tower of London Facts: Lesson for Kids

45. Tower of London Facts: Lesson for Kids

The Tower of London is an iconic castle that sits in the center of England's capital city, London. In this lesson, we'll explore the castle, its beginnings and the many functions it served for the royalty and citizens of London.

Washington Monument Facts: Lesson for Kids

46. Washington Monument Facts: Lesson for Kids

In this lesson you will learn about the Washington Monument. You will learn about where it is located, why it was built, how it was built and why it is important.

White House Facts: Lesson for Kids

47. White House Facts: Lesson for Kids

Quick! Think of one building in Washington, D.C.! If you're like most people, you probably thought of the White House. But how much do you really know about this presidential home? Read on for some interesting facts that you probably never knew.

History of the White House: Lesson for Kids

48. History of the White House: Lesson for Kids

The White House is where the president of the United States lives, and it's also an iconic American structure. Read on to find out more about its construction and how the famous home has changed through history.

Yellowstone National Park Facts: Lesson for Kids

49. Yellowstone National Park Facts: Lesson for Kids

You might have heard about the nature in Yellowstone, but did you know that there is a supervolcano too? This lesson will teach you about history of Yellowstone National Park and the geological and wildlife features that make this park special.

Grand Canyon Facts: Lesson for Kids

50. Grand Canyon Facts: Lesson for Kids

In this lesson, we'll learn about various aspects of the Grand Canyon. We'll discover it's geography, geology, the plants and animals you can find there, and human history.

Seven Wonders of the World: Lesson for Kids

51. Seven Wonders of the World: Lesson for Kids

Societies of the ancient world built famous monuments that have been remembered as the Seven Wonders of the World. Learn about these wonders and their purposes in this lesson.

Chichen Itza Lesson for Kids: Facts & History

52. Chichen Itza Lesson for Kids: Facts & History

Have you ever wanted to visit an ancient city, climb a temple or visit a sacred sinkhole? If so, Chichen Itza is the place to discover the remains of a long-ago civilization. In this lesson, you will learn about this amazing Mayan city.

US National Monuments: Lesson for Kids

53. US National Monuments: Lesson for Kids

What does the Statue of Liberty and Devils Tower have in common? They're both National Monuments. In this lesson, discover the importance of America's National Monuments and how they came to be.

US Landmarks: Lesson for Kids

54. US Landmarks: Lesson for Kids

From sea to shining sea is a famous line from the song America the Beautiful and it celebrates the amazing things in the United States. Across the country there are many famous landmarks that stand out as uniquely American. This lesson will look at some of those landmarks.

Domitian's Palace History: Lesson for Kids

55. Domitian's Palace History: Lesson for Kids

While palaces were a living place for the powerful and wealthy, they could also provide government offices. Domitian was a Roman emperor who built one of the largest palaces in Rome. In this lesson, learn about Domitian's palace.

Hadrian's Wall Lesson for Kids: Facts & History

56. Hadrian's Wall Lesson for Kids: Facts & History

Hadrian's Wall was a massive wall built during the Roman Empire to protect Rome from the newly acquired lands in modern-day Britain. This lesson will explore why, how, and when this impressive wall was built.

The Suez Canal Lesson for Kids: History & Facts

57. The Suez Canal Lesson for Kids: History & Facts

What do you know about the Suez Canal? What does it have to do with Indian spices and England? Learn about the history and interesting facts in this lesson.

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