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1st Grade Social Studies Teacher Guide: Geography
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This resource accompanies our Rethink 1st Grade Social Studies Geography unit. It includes ideas for use, ways to support exceptional children, ways to extend learning, digital resources and tools, tips for supporting English Language Learners and students with visual and hearing impairments. There are also ideas for offline learning.

Subject:
Social Studies
Material Type:
Curriculum
Lesson Plan
Teaching/Learning Strategy
Author:
Kelly Rawlston
Letoria Lewis
Date Added:
03/07/2023
1st Grade Social Studies- Unit #4: Geography
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This unit was created by the Rethink Education Content Development Team. This course is aligned to the NC Standards for 1st Grade Social Studies for Geography.

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Social Studies
Material Type:
Activity/Lab
Assessment
Formative Assessment
Homework/Assignment
Presentation
Unit of Study
Vocabulary
Author:
Kelly Rawlston
Letoria Lewis
Date Added:
03/07/2023
American Indians and their Environment
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Students will analyze primary source images of Native Americans interacting with the environment. The images show different aspects of how Native Americans dressed, hunted, and lived.

Subject:
Social Studies
Material Type:
Lesson Plan
Provider:
Roy Rosenzweig Center for History and New Media
Date Added:
02/09/2018
Building a Sod House: Game
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Students will attempt to build a sod house by making choices regarding the construction of their house. Too many wrong answers and the house will collapse! This engaging and lighthearted activity will help students understand the challenges settlers faced while trying to survive on the open prairie.

Subject:
Social Studies
Material Type:
Activity/Lab
Provider:
Smithsonian Institution
Author:
Smithsonian National Museum
Date Added:
02/26/2019
A Day in the Life of a Colonial Kid - Virtual Field Trip
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This virtual field trip from Historic Bath State Site is a fun way to learn more about a kid's life in the 18th century. The field trip packet contains ,links to YouTube videos of costumed interpreters demonstrating historic activities, pre- and post-watch content for educators that provide context and engagement, and follow-up activities (games, crafts, and coloring pages). Live Q&A can be booked as part of the field trip as well.

Subject:
American History
Science
Social Studies
Material Type:
Activity/Lab
Demonstration
Game
Interactive
Vocabulary
Author:
Historic Bath State Site
Date Added:
01/13/2024
Families and Schools, Chapter 4: How are We Part of Our Environment?
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Students further study the concepts outlined in the geography content expectations by discussing now how they are part of their environment. In this chapter important foundational concepts such as natural and human characteristics are discussed and explored.

Subject:
Social Studies
Material Type:
Textbook
Provider:
MIOpenBook
Provider Set:
Michigan Open Book Project
Author:
Annie Whitlock
Beth Kastl
Carol Bacack-Egbo
Kelly Kekel
Kelsey Donnelly
Susan Hejl
Date Added:
07/22/2019
Grade 01 Social Studies Unit 08 Exemplar Lesson 02: Location Affects Human Characteristics
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In this lesson, students use data from visuals and graphs to make inferences about places. Students discover that human characteristics of places depend upon the natural resources found in environment in their community. Natural resources also affect jobs that are available in the area as well.

Subject:
Social Studies
Material Type:
Lesson Plan
Provider:
CSCOPE
Date Added:
04/10/2017
How Do We Learn About Places:  A 1st Grade Social Studies Blended Learning Unit
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This Blended Learning Unit is designed to intentionally integrate technology into each lesson while maintaining the integrity of a Social Studies unit created by Oakland Schools, Unit 3: How Do We Learn About Places. The 30-45 minute lessons are structured so the classroom teacher can balance whole group instruction (Face to Face) with technology (Online) to enhance or provide new learning.  Academic Vocabulary is a school initiative in the district this unit was created for, so this is also integrated throughout the unit.  This blended unit was designed for students to use individual iPads, but other devices could be used as well.

Subject:
Social Studies
Material Type:
Unit of Study
Provider:
Michigan Virtual
Author:
Megan Reilly
Date Added:
11/29/2016
Johnny Appleseed, A Tree Steward
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Students will hear and discuss the story of Johnny Appleseed, focusing on his example of stewardship and how we can follow his example. The students will then participate in a tree planting activity and learn what needs to be done to take care of the tree after planting. As a culminating activity, students will create a stamp to honor Johnny Appleseed.

Subject:
English Language Arts
Science
Social Studies
Material Type:
Lesson Plan
Provider:
Green Education Foundation
Author:
Green Education Foundation
Date Added:
02/26/2019
Language of Science: Earth Day Celebrations!
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This resource supports English language development for English language learners. In “Earth Day Celebrations” - a brief Listen and Read nonfiction story - students learn how children in New York City, Costa Rica, South Korea, and Russia celebrate Earth Day, a holiday that honors our natural environment. The reading activity includes text, images, and audio, so students can read along while listening to a narrator. At the end of the story, a Sound It Out section lets students listen to these vocabulary words a second time: "parade," "trees," "drums," and "recycling."

Subject:
English Language Arts
English as a Second Language
Science
Social Studies
Material Type:
Interactive
Provider:
Scholastic
Author:
Scholastic
Date Added:
02/26/2019
Learning & Crafting Virtual Programs
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This video series is broken up into two-part mini programs which each include a short video history lesson followed by a second video with a craft activity. These videos are designed to be viewed together to learn about history of Vance Birthplace State Historic Site in the mountains of North Carolina and life in the 1800s.

Subject:
American History
Social Studies
Material Type:
Activity/Lab
Presentation
Author:
Vance Birthplace State Historic Site
Date Added:
11/30/2021
Location Affects Human Characteristics
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Students use data from visuals and graphs to make inferences about places. Students discover that human characteristics of places depend upon the natural resources found in environment in their community. Natural resources also affect jobs that are available in the area as well.

Provider:
CSCOPE
Date Added:
04/10/2017
Our Story: First Lady for the Environment - Plant a Seed
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In this activity, children will place a seed in soil, care for it, and track the plant?s growth. By caring for a plant, children will contribute to Lady Bird Johnson?s mission of beautification. Observation and measuring skills will be developed through tracking the plant's growth.

Subject:
English Language Arts
Reading Foundation Skills
Science
Social Studies
Material Type:
Activity/Lab
Lesson Plan
Provider:
OER
Author:
Smithsonian National Museum of American History
Date Added:
02/26/2019
Trains Near You
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Students will find and explore a local place that is connected to trains, such as a train station, a train museum, or train tracks. This is connect with the Smithsonian Museums.

Subject:
Social Studies
Material Type:
Lesson Plan
Provider:
Smithsonian Institution
Author:
Smithsonian National Museum
Date Added:
02/26/2019
What's Along the Coast?
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In this activity, students study the geography of Greece and how it affects where people live and work. Students will then use art supplies to create a 3-D model of a Greek coastline.

Subject:
Social Studies
Material Type:
Activity/Lab
Provider:
Crayola
Date Added:
06/13/2018
Where I Live
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This lesson will address the physical and human characteristics of the local community. Students will build geographic vocabulary as well as use map skills.

Provider:
CSCOPE
Date Added:
04/11/2017