Geo-Globe lesson plan

Create a 12-sided, 3D globe to display research information about life on one of earth's continents.

  • 1.

    Research the continent of your choice to learn about its land forms, resources, climate, industry, agriculture, history, and wildlife. Collect facts and pictures about life on the continent.

  • 2.

    To make a globe that displays what you are learning, use a compass and Crayola® Colored Pencils to draw 12 circles with a diameter of approximately 5 1/2 inches (14 cm). Within each circle, draw a pentagon, with each line measuring about 3 inches (7.6 cm). Each point of the pentagon must touch the sides of the circle. Cut out the circles with Crayola Scissors.

  • 3.

    Using colored pencils and/or Crayola Crayons, color the background of each pentagon in soft, light colors. Write important information about the continent on each of the 12 pentagons. Include illustrations of items such as maps, birds, insects, animals, housing, and crops.

  • 4.

    To assemble your globe, fold all five lines on each of the 12 pentagons upward. Place one circle face down, resting on its edges. Attach one edge from each of five more circles to it with a Crayola Washable Glue Stick. Continue to join the edges until you have six circles connected, forming one-half of a ball. Make another half-ball in the same way with the remaining six circles. Attach the edges of the top half to the lower part of the globe.


  • Students research a selected continent to find important facts about its topography, environmental resources, climate, industry, people, history, and agriculture.
  • Children create a three-dimensional display globe to show 12 different points of interest concerning this continent.


  • Students exchange globes and take the information from each of the 12 sides of the globe to create a story about the continent.
  • Students present the information on their Geo Globes orally to the class. Hang the globes with yarn from the classroom ceiling.
  • Sculpt a three-dimensional model of the continent with Crayola Model Magic. Include mountains, bodies of water, and other landforms.