Ch 21: Famous World Landmarks for Elementary School
About This Chapter
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.
Who It's For
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
- Students with learning disabilities or need a little extra help learning about famous world landmarks
- Students who prefer multiple ways of learning social studies (visual or auditory)
- Students who have missed class and need to catch up
- Students who need an efficient and convenient way to learn about famous world landmarks
- Students who struggle to understand their social studies teachers
- Students who attend schools without extra social studies resources
How It Works
- 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.
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.
2. Amazon River Facts: Lesson for Kids
The Amazon River is the second largest river on the planet. Learn about the rainforest ecosystem the Amazon River supports, including the incredibly diverse animals that make their homes in and near this mighty river.
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.
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.
5. Congo River Facts: Lesson for Kids
The second-longest river in Africa is the Congo River, which is home to a diverse ecosystem of plants and animals. Discover the numerous species that live along the Congo River, and see its use for transport and electricity as well.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
12. Great Lakes Facts: Lesson for Kids
Explore the Great Lakes, the largest freshwater supply on the planet. Discover fascinating facts about how the Great Lakes formed and a helpful way to memorize the names of the lakes, which include Huron, Ontario, Michigan, Erie, and Superior.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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!
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!
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
24. Colosseum Lesson for Kids: History & Facts
Learn about the Colosseum, also known as the Flavian Amphitheater in Rome. Explore the history of the Colosseum, how it was built, and features of its construction. Finally, discover how it was used and what eventually happened to the Colosseum.
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!
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
31. Mission Santa Barbara Facts: Lesson for Kids
Explore the history and architecture of Mission Santa Barbara and the lives of its inhabitants. Discover the numerous journals that serve as primary sources to understand life at the mission for the priests and the resident Chumash Native Americans.
32. Mount Everest Lesson for Kids: History & Facts
Learn about Mount Everest, the tallest mountain on Earth. Discover exactly how tall it is, where to find Mount Everest, and the mountain range it is part of. Finally, explore the history of Mount Everest and the treacherous climb to its summit.
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.
34. Mount Kilimanjaro Facts: Lesson for Kids
Learn about Mt. Kilimanjaro. Explore where to find Mt. Kilamanjaro, how tall it is, how it was named, and the wildlife on and around the mountain. Finally, discover some of the history of this mountain and the attempts to climb it.
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.
36. Mount Vesuvius Facts: Lesson for Kids
Discover the fascinating history and features of Mt. Vesuvius in Naples, Italy. Learn why being a stratovolcano makes Mt. Vesuvius so dangerous and what happened when it erupted in 79 CE. Also, explore why people still live near Mt. Vesuvius today.
37. Mount Saint Helens Facts: Lesson for Kids
Mount Saint Helens is a volcano in the state of Washington perhaps best known for its dramatic eruption in 1980. Discover features of the volcano and facts about the events that led up to the eruption of Mt. Saint Helens and its devastating effects.
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.
39. Parthenon Facts: Lesson for Kids
Learn about the Parthenon, found in Athens, Greece. Discover why and how the Parthenon was built and its location in the Acropolis of Athens. Finally, learn why the Parthenon is still important today.
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.
41. Rocky Mountains Facts: Lesson for Kids
Explore the Rocky Mountains, a large mountain chain in North America. Discover how the Rocky Mountains formed through plate tectonics and erosion. Learn some facts about the wildlife and nature in the Rocky Mountains as well as tourism and popular activities there.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
47. White House Facts: Lesson for Kids
Learn about the White House, the place in Washington, D.C. where the U.S. President lives. Discover the history of this important mansion, including its designer James Hoban, the burning of the White House in 1812, and how it is used today.
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.
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.
50. Grand Canyon Facts: Lesson for Kids
The Grand Canyon is located in the US state of Arizona and it is one of the largest gorges in the world. Explore this geographical wonder and learn about its geologic history, the Native Americans who have called the area home, and the ecosystems it supports.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
58. Leaning Tower of Pisa Project Ideas
The Leaning Tower of Pisa is an iconic structure, but how much do your students really know about it? These projects will give your students creative and unique ways to explore this topic.
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