We are learning about the community in our current content unit. This consists of three parts:
3. Long Ago and Today
When talking about maps, we need to know and understand two specific things. A compass rose...
...that tells us the direction.
We also need to understand and use a map key...
...to label the different parts of a map.
Soon we will get into natural and man-made parts of a map. In the map key above, all the examples are man-made. Some map keys include rivers, forests, and mountains which are natural.
Landforms are the various "natural" occurrences that we see on Earth. We will study mountains, hills, rivers, plains, desert, ocean, and island. This is where our cookie project comes in!
Finally, we learn about the changes that happened between long ago and today. The students have some schema on this. We read a book during our families unit titled Nathan of Yesteryear, Michael of Today. This time we will talk about long ago and today when describing the community, rather than families.
What have we learned?
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