How do people's needs and wants change based on their surroundings and make them different?
Lesson Plan Item
|Grade||Kindergarten||Class||Social Studies||Length of Lesson||35-40 Minutes|
|Lesson Title||How do people's needs and wants change based on their surroundings and make them different?|
|Unit Title||Kindergarten Identity|
|Unit Compelling Question||How are people unique?|
Our world is made up of many countries that are all very unique in their own ways. We often compare the weather from one state to another, but we also need to look at what it is generally like in the United States compared to other countries such as Africa, Russia, New Zealand, Canada, etc.. Our world is constructed of so many different things that it often affects the people in it. As a human we are all unique in our own ways, but we are often affected by our surroundings. What we think is cold and hot might be different than someone from Canada. Based upon our surroundings and our culture how are we unique individuals?
~Allyson Simpson, Simpson College
2018.017.012 This photograph shows a farmer in Fredericksburg Township, Chickasaw County, using a John Deere #10 corn picker. This machine was pulled by a tractor and could harvest one row of corn at a time. The machine would separate the ears of corn from the cornstalks as it cut them, and then dump the ears into a separate wagon which typically followed alongside the machine.
~ Matthew Miller, Teaching Iowa History Team
|Lesson Supporting Question|
To begin the lesson you show the students two separate pictures, one of a person plowing a field in the heat and sun. The other is in a frozen tundra with heavy coats on. You have the students discuss with small groups how the two groups (or single people) are different. Bring them back together as a class and have them share out their ideas to the group. If there are differing ideas, have the students discuss them and figure out which of the differing opinions is valid, or if they’re both valid. Tell them that different people are different because who they are, and the environment they are in (this lesson is on the environment they are in). Then have the students go back into their groups and brainstorm some more on what they think they need in Iowa and why that makes them unique compared to other parts of the country or the world. When they are done, have them share out their ideas and list their ideas on the board for the whole class to see. After that, have them draw pictures of the things that make their area unique and have them write a sentence (with help from a sentence prompt) about something that is unique to Iowa.
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|Author||Nick Squires||Reviewer||Dr. Chad Timm, Simpson College||Created||08/15/2019||Last Edited||09/06/2019|
|Lesson Plan Development Notes: Social Studies Methods, Simpson College, Spring 2019|