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Penguin Day

Social Studies Lesson
for Penguin Day

The students will identify the Northern and Southern Hemispheres, as well as the equator.




  1. Have a discussion about where penguins live on the earth.  Share the aforementioned web site.  Included is a map which gives information on penguin species and on which continents they live.

  2. Discuss with the students how penguins only live in the Southern Hemisphere.  Continue with the discussion by defining the equator, the Northern Hemisphere and the Southern Hemisphere.  Use the maps and/or globe as a visual aid.

  3. Pass out the Dividing the Earth Worksheet and have the students follow the directions.


Other Lesson Ideas

  1. Have a lesson on Antarctica.  Utilize the following web sites for information and photographs, Zoom School or Live From Antarctica 2.



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