Booklet creation for students as they describe themselves, their families, traditions, includes address, telephone number and birthday section. It provides an opportunity for discussion on similar and different.
In pre-kindergarten, children are expected to demonstrate increasing awareness and competence in the areas below:
Social Studies – Geography :
Develops a basic awareness of self as an individual, self within the context of family, and self within the context of community
Identifies him/herself by using characteristics such as gender, ethnicity, race, religion, language and culture
Describes how each person is unique and important
Identifies family members, family characteristics and functions
Identifies as a member of a family
States how families are similar and different
Describes his own community and/or cultural group
Describes how people within a community are alike and different (e.g. eat different foods, wear different clothing, speak different languages)
Recognizes some community workers and describes what they do.
Demonstrates awareness and appreciation of their own culture and other cultures
Talks about and/or shows items related to his/her family and cultural traditions to others.
Questions why and/or how people are similar/different
Describes some of the holidays , dances, foods, costumes and special events, related to his/her own culture
Demonstrates an understanding of similarities and differences between and among individual people and families.
Demonstrates knowledge of relationship between people, places and regions
Identifies features of own home and familiar places.
Names the street, neighborhood, city or town where he/she lives.
Uses words to indicate direction, position and relative distance
Describes topographical features of familiar places (hill, river, roads, mountain, etc.)
Creates representations of topographical features in art work
Is aware of his/her surroundings
There are activities than can be broken down into discussion opportunities and hands-on learning.
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