Continental Tongue Twister:
Hey Kids! The sentence below is a mnemonic device called an acrostic. The first letter of each word corresponds with the first letter of a continent!
If you learn this saying, it will help you remember all the continents.(E)rin (A)te (N)ine (S)ticky (A)pricots (A)t (A)prils
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∞ 2nd smallest continent.
∞ Has the world's largest country; Russia, and the world's smallest country; Vatican.
∞ Includes 50 countries.
∞ Largest continent in both land mass and population.
∞ More than 3.2 billion people live there.
∞ Includes 55 countries.
∞ The Great Wall of China is there.
∞ The greatest elevation on earth is at the top of Mt. Everest - 29,035 feet above sea level.
∞ 3rd largest continent.
∞ Includes 40 countries.
∞ Lake Superior is the largest freshwater lake in the world.
∞ Has the 3rd largest river in the world, the Mississippi, and the the shortest river. - The Roe in Montana, U.S.A.
∞ 4th largest continent.
∞ All 14 countries speak Spanish, except for Brazil which speaks Portuguese.
∞ Santudel Angel is the highest waterfall in the world at 1,000m.
∞ The Andes mountain range on the west coast is the longest in the world.
∞ Lake Titicaca in Peru has the highest elevation on earth.
∞ 2nd largest continent.
∞ Includes 54 countries.
∞ The Nile River in Egypt is the longest in the world.
∞ Many children don't go to school.
∞ Home to four the five fastest land animals; which are the cheetah, wildebeest, lion and gazelle.
∞ Smallest continent in the world and is unified as one country.
∞ Home to 18.3 million people, which is equivalent to the population of New York State.
∞ Contains 6 states and 2 territories.
∞ The native people were called Aborigines.
∞ The country speaks English.
∞ 5th largest continent.
∞ Is 98% covered in ice.
∞ Has a population of 0 (only visitors come to see it).
∞ Is the windiest and coldest place on earth.