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Shows Around the World: Elementary Continent Study

Shows and playlists to enrich your around the world elementary lesson plans.

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Welcome to Day 4 of our Around the World Hopscotch!

Today you’ll find shows and playlists to support your geography studies. Plus, you will find links to our 5 Days Around-the-World Series.


Hop around to find a ton of resources to support your elementary continent studies!

Day 1 Sunday: Elementary Continent Studies
You’ll find: General geography resources and materials appropriate for elementary aged children plus all of the links to our resources by continent!

Day 2 Monday: Around the World Picture Books

Day 3 Tuesday: Movies Around the World

Day 4 Wednesday: Shows Around the World. That’s this post!

Day 5 Thursday: Apps and Websites for Elementary Geography

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These shows have proven educational and memorable. They are appropriate for elementary aged children. As always, use your best discretion.


Wild Kratts
PBS Kids and Prime
Visit new habitats and meet animals on every continent with the Kratt Brothers.


Tinga Tinga Tales
YouTube Channel
Vivid animation and lively characters bring African folk tales to life.


Join Mouk for colorful and whimsical adventures around the world.


Justin Time
Justin and Olive travel around the world and back in time. A fun introduction to historical figures and events around the world.


Reading Rainbow
Classic episodes of Reading Rainbow features a variety of books. Several feature international stories.


Planet Earth
Netflix and Prime
A look at nature’s most amazing features across the globe. Beautiful photography capturing a variety of animals and habitats.


Magic School Bus
Netflix and Prime

Look for episodes featuring Miss Frizzle and the kids traveling to habitats around the world: the Arctic, a pond, the desert, and the rain forest!


This adorable cartoon will introduce the sights and sounds of Paris. Be sure to check out the books as well!


Continents of the World
An introduction to each continent with a look at the land features, animals, cities, and people.

Looking for a few fun chapter books to add to your around the world lesson plans? We loved going on adventures all over the globe with Jack and Annie. Check out a full list of books 1-55 organized by continent here or grab the free printable.

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For more explore my YouTube playlists or find shows and playlists organized by continent on the streaming resources posts below!

North America Streaming Resources

Animal Study Playlist: North American Grizzly Bear
on YouTube

South & Central America Streaming Resources

Animal Study Playlist: South American Poison Dart Frog
on YouTube

Europe Streaming Resources

Africa Streaming Resources

Africa Animals Playlist
on YouTube

Asia Streaming Resources

Asian Animals Playlist
on YouTube

Australia and Oceania Streaming Resources

Animals from Australia and New Zealand Playlist
on YouTube

North and South Pole Streaming Resources

North Pole Playlist
on YouTube

Antarctica Animal Study: Penguins
on YouTube

Don’t forget to grab your free printable Around the World Enrichment Pack!

I’m so excited to be part of IHomeschoolNetwork’s Hopscotch. Find tips, encouragement and resources for your homeschool in this week’s exciting posts!

5 Day Hopscotch with iHomeschoolNetwork

Around the World Hopscotch Pin, 5 days of books and activities for elementary geography lesson plans

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