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Social Studies

Communities


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Students will learn:

*Rural, urban, and suburban communities have similarities and differences.

*Rural, urban, and suburban communities have distinct characteristics.

 

Vocabulary:

 farming

 community

 commute

 country

 crops

 density

 downtown

 farm

 high-rise

 home

 livestock

 neighbor

 neighborhood

 public transportation

 rural

 social group

 skyscrapers

 suburb

 subway

 townhouse

 tradition

 transportation

 urban

 

 

Citizenship


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Students will understand:

*How citizens are responsible to the community

*Why citizens should vote

*How citizens show patriotism towards their country

*Why citizens pay taxes

 

Vocabulary:

  anthem                                              mayor

 ballot                                                  memorial

 celebration                                         monument

 citizenship                                         national

 Christopher Columbus                      needs

 compare                                            parade

 consequence                                    past

 courage                                             patriotism

 currency                                            pledge of allegiance

 diagram                                             present

 election                                              president

 equality                                              register

 expense                                            resposibility

 explorer                                             revenue

 freedom                                             rights

 goods                                                scarcity

 government                                       service

 governor                                           Statue of Liberty

 history                                               symbols

 honor                                                 taxes

 income                                              veteran

 justice                                                White House

 laws                                                   wants

 liberty

l ocal

 majority

 Martin Luther King Jr.

 

 

Geography


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Students will learn:

*How to recognize continents, oceans, landforms, and bodies of water

*How to use map skills

*Geography influences the lifestyles of different communities

 

Vocabulary:

 

 climate

 compass rose

 desert

 environment

 equator

 geography

 globe

 hill

 island

 key/legend

 lake

 landform

 map

 mountain

 ocean

 plains

 river

 symbol

 valley

 vegetation

 

Change and Interdependence


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Students will learn:

*Communities have changed and will continue to change over time.

*Communities today are interdependent.

 

Vocabulary:

 city

 country

 era

 expert

 future

 goods

 interdependent

 needs

 origin

 past

 present

 products

 rural

 services

 suburban

 timeline

 urban

 wants

 

 

 

Social Studies Websites


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 State Games

 http://www.sheppardsoftware.com/web_games.htm

 

 U.S. State Hangman

 http://www.sheppardsoftware.com/usa_game/wordgames/hangman_states/usa_wordgames_states.htm

 

 U.S. Map Puzzle Game

 http://www.yourchildlearns.com/mappuzzle/us-puzzle.html

 

 Ben's Guide to U.S. Government for Kids

 http://bensguide.gpo.gov/

 

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