Social Studies

CONTINENTS AND OCEANS
 


Click the titles below to learn about continents and oceans!


 

Continent Video

Continent Song

Ocean Song

 Landforms Video


 

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Click on the turkey to learn about Thanksgiving!


 

Click on the globe to play a mapping game!

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ALL YEAR: GEOGRAPHY

Concepts studied:

- The difference between: states, countries, and continents

- Landforms: mountains, peninsula, desert, plains, lakes, oceans, rivers, islands

- Cardinal and intermediary directions: north, south, east, west

- Relative location of cities

- Identifying hemispheres and equator


TRIMESTER 1: COMMUNITIES

Standards: 1. Peoples, places and environment; 2. Production, distribution, and consumption

Key Question: How do people use resources in their environment to meet their needs and concerns? (ie. shelter, water, food, energy)

Essential Outcomes: 1. What types of communities are there? How are they similar and different?

 

Important Vocabulary

COMMUNITIES: 

(Click here for definitions)

*urban  *rural  *suburb  * city  * state
* country * continent * community


TRIMESTER 2: WANTS AND NEEDS

Standard: Time, continuity, and change

Key Question: How do people use resources in their environments to meet their needs and concerns?

Essential Outcomes: How are people's needs and wants similar and different?

 

Important Vocabulary

* want * need * goods * services

* consumers


TRIMESTER 3: HOW COMMUNITIES CHANGE OVER TIME

Standard: Time, continuity, and change

Key Question: How have communities changed over time?

Essential Outcomes: Why have some areas/communities changed through the years? What has stayed the same and what has changed? How has technology influenced lives?

Important Vocabulary

* technology * inventions * immigration * timeline