What does my city look like?
Lesson Plan Item
|Grade||Kindergarten||Class||Social Studies||Length of Lesson||40 Minutes|
|Lesson Title||What does my city look like?|
|Unit Title||Where am I in the World?|
|Unit Compelling Question||What does my city, my state, my country, and my world look like?|
Maps are a useful tool. The earliest map was made on a Babylonian clay tablet. Some maps were carved in wood. Seafaring ships needed navigation charts, encouraging the growth of the map making industry. When people traveled they took detailed notes to create useful maps. The first world map was created about the time of Columbus' voyages.
Following World War I aerial photography began to be used in mapping the earth. Because the earth changes, and boundaries change, maps are frequently revised. Maps from long ago are different than maps today.
Today people carry maps on their phones. Voice activated commands help drivers navigate from place to place.
~ Allyson Simpson, Simpson College
2018.056.010 Map of Iowa exhibiting the townships, cities, villages post offices, railroads, common roads & other improvements.
~ Lauren Adams, Teaching Iowa History Team
|Lesson Supporting Question|
Students will learn about where they live in the world. We will be listening to a song called “Where We Live” and reading part of the student text to gain more knowledge in where each person lives. We will be focusing a lot on our town and what makes us part of our town. How we not only live in a town but also live in a family and a neighborhood. It’s very possible to live on many things at once, so mentioning state, country, and world. Students will have the opportunity to look at maps and talk with peers to gain more insight of where they live.
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|Author||Allyson Simpson||Reviewer||Dr. Chad Timm, Simpson College||Created||08/19/2019||Last Edited||09/06/2019|
|Lesson Plan Development Notes: Social Studies Methods, Simpson College, Spring 2019|