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Exploring the World

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Welcome to the “Exploring the World” unit for kindergarten students. In this unit, we will delve into various aspects of our world, including different places where people live, the impact of weather on our daily lives, the influence of the environment on how people live, motivations for people moving from place to place, and the use of maps to understand our surroundings. We will also explore the characteristics of places and regions, including landforms and landmarks.

Grade: Kindergarten

Weeks: 3

Pages: 184

Standards: K.3, K.18, K.20, K.20.a, K.20.b, K.21, K.22, K.23

File Type: pdf

Slide Deck Included: No

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Product SKU: PEDKU1

Description

Welcome to the “Exploring the World” unit for kindergarten students. In this unit, we will delve into various aspects of our world, including different places where people live, the impact of weather on our daily lives, the influence of the environment on how people live, motivations for people moving from place to place, and the use of maps to understand our surroundings. We will also explore the characteristics of places and regions, including landforms and landmarks.

Key Topics Covered:

  1. Different Places People Live:
    • Students will use various sources to identify and understand the concept of different living areas, such as urban, suburban, and rural areas.
    • They will explore the characteristics and unique features of each type of living area.
    • Students will discuss why people choose to live in different places and the factors that influence their decisions.
  2. Weather and Daily Life:
    • Students will discover how weather conditions affect our everyday activities.
    • They will learn to identify and describe different types of weather, such as sunny, rainy, windy, or snowy days.
    • Through discussions and activities, students will understand the importance of dressing appropriately for different weather conditions.
  3. Understanding the Environment and Lifestyle:
    • Students will explore how the environment influences the way people live.
    • Through engaging discussions and activities, students will learn about the impact of natural resources, climate, and geography on human settlements.
    • They will develop an understanding of how people adapt to their environments and use resources to meet their basic needs, such as food, water, and shelter.
  4. Explaining Motivations for People’s Movements:
    • Students will explore the reasons why people may move from one place to another
    • They will discuss and share their own experiences of moving or knowing someone who has moved.
    • Through storytelling and age-appropriate examples, students will develop an understanding of various motivations for moving, such as job opportunities, family reasons, and seeking a better quality of life.
  5. Maps and Spatial Sense:
    • Students will observe and use different types of maps to identify the United States and specifically, Louisiana.
    • They will understand that a map is a representation or drawing of a place, which helps us navigate and understand our surroundings.
    • Spatial sense will be developed as students learn to use positional words (e.g., next to, above, below) to describe locations on a map.
  6. Places, Regions, Landforms, and Landmarks:
    • Students will explore the concept of places and regions, understanding that each area has distinct characteristics that set it apart from others.
    • They will identify and describe various landforms that can be found across the United States.
    • Students will also learn about important landmarks within the United States, fostering a sense of national identity and appreciation for cultural heritage.

Throughout this unit, students will engage in a variety of activities, including group discussions, hands-on activities, map exploration, and creative assignments. These activities aim to foster curiosity, critical thinking, and a deeper understanding of the world around them. By the end of the unit, students will have gained valuable knowledge about different places, weather, the environment, maps, and the distinctive features of various regions.

Standards

K.3 Select and use appropriate evidence from primary and secondary sources to support claims.

K.18 Use maps and models to describe relative location. For example: locating objects and places to the right or left, up or down, in or out, above or below.

K.19 Identify basic landforms and bodies of water in a variety of visual representations, including mountains, hills, coasts, islands, lakes, and rivers.

K.20 Identify ways people interact with their environment, including:

a. Using natural resources

b. Modifying their environment to create shelter

K.21 Identify rural, suburban, and urban areas.

K.22 Explain how weather impacts daily life and choices.

K.23 Explain why people may move from place to place.

Framing Question

Where do people live?

Why are Maps Helpful?

What would you see on your trip across the United States?

Supporting Questions

  1. Where do people live?
  2. What are the areas where people live?
  3. How does the environment impact the way people live?
  4. How do we impact the environment?
  5. How does the weather impact our daily life and choices?
  6. Why might people move from place to place?
  7. How do maps help us?
  8. What can maps show?
  9. Using positional words, what information is found on a map?
  10. What landforms would you see across the United States?
  11. What are some landmarks you would see across the United States?

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