Social Studies Units
We will alternate between science and social studies, we spend about 3 weeks each quarter on social studies and about 6 weeks each quarter on science.
Unit 1 we are citizens
In this unit we learn what is a citizen, and how can we be positive citizens in our community. We also talk a lot about rules at school, home, and in the community in this unit.
Unit 2 We have needs and wants
During this unit we look at the difference between something that we really NEED and things that we just WANT. We start to realize that there are things that we must have to live and things that just make living more comfortable or fun.
Unit 3 We are alike we are different
In this unit we discover that there are many different people around the world. We begin to learn about different cultures and places. We also look at how things used to be and how they have changed over time and how humans in the past have impacted how things look now.
Unit 4 What's around me
This unit focuses on the physical features of our surroundings. We begin looking at maps, what is a map, and how is a map used.