Maps and globes, landforms, landmarks, urban and rural Social Studies Unit

Maps and globes, landforms, landmarks, urban and rural Social Studies Unit
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Unit 3: My World
Engaging Social Studies Centers that cover:
•Maps and globes
•Locating our community and country on a map
•Landforms
•Landmarks
•Urban and Rural

6 WEEKS OF CENTER ACTIVITIES, 4 CENTERS PER WEEK. Includes set up of centers, outcomes, unit plan, week plans, daily lesson plans, teacher and student instructions, everything needed for each center, assessment and rubrics.
WEEK 1-
OUTCOMES:
•Understand that globes and maps are visual representations of the world
•Ask questions to make meaning of a topic
Real life:Label the Globe
Read Aloud: Globes and Maps
Game: Map and Globe Memory
Teacher: How and why do we use maps and globes?

WEEK 2-
OUTCOMES:
• Where is my community on a map or on a globe?
• Use a simple map to locate specific areas within the school and community
Real life: Map flip book part 1
Read Aloud:My community on the map
Game:Community map Battleship
Teacher: How do we use maps in our school and community?

WEEK 3-
OUTCOMES:
•Locate Canada on a globe or map
•Ask geographic questions, such as asking for directions
Real life:Map Flip book part 2
Read Aloud: My Country
Game: I love my Country puzzle
Teacher:Where is my Country

WEEK 4-
OUTCOMES:
•Distinguish geographic features in their own community from other communities
•Examine ideas and information from varied sources
Real life:Travel my community brochure
Read Aloud: Landforms
Game: I have, Who has Landforms
Teacher: What is a landform?

WEEK 5-
OUTCOMES:
•What are some familiar landmarks and places in my community?
•Why are these landmarks and places significant features of the community?
Real life: Landmark photograph
Read Aloud: Landmarks
Game:Land on the Landmark
Teacher:What is a landmark?

WEEK 6-
OUTCOMES:
•What are some differences between rural and urban communities?
•Compare and contrast information gathered
Real life: Rural and Urban venn diagram
Read Aloud: Urban or rural
Game: Urban and Rural Memory Sort
Teacher: What is the difference between Urban and Rural communities?


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