Grade 1 Transportation

West Haven Public Schools

Unit Planning Organizer

Revised July 2011

Subject: Social Studies                                            

Grade: First Grade

Unit: Transportation                                        

Pacing: Ongoing throughout the year

Essential Question:

How do you travel within your community?

Big Idea:

People move from one place to another.

 

CT State Standards (includes West Haven’s “Priority” GLES’s in BOLD and “Supporting” Standards)

Priority:

1.6.1 Explain how one travels to and from school and other places in the community.

 

Supporting:

2.1.1 Access information from non print materials with assistance.

2.1. Gather information from listening to and reading nonfiction texts.

2.4 Participate in classroom discussions.

3.1 Describe two different sides/points of view of one event.

 

 

“Unwrapped” Concepts and Skills, and Bloom Levels (BL)

 

Concepts(Need to Know)

Skills(Able to Do)

BL

 

There are different types of vehicles that people use to move from one place to another such as:

 

A car is a vehicle some families have to move from one place another.

 

A School bus is a vehicle some children ride to and from school. We also ride a school bus for field trips.

 

A bike is a vehicle some people ride to move from one place to another.

 

Some people walk to move from one place to another.

 

Some people use Public Transportation to move from one place to another.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Explain how one travels to and from school and other places in the community.

 

This unit can be enriched by the following Scott Foresman stories:

 

Trucks/Communities   Unit 3

Transportation, Neighborhood/Community

 

 

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Assessments

Not given to first grade students at this time.

 

Instructional Planning

Suggested Resources/Materials:

Big and/or Small Books

Pictures of vehicles, either individual pictures or pictures within books

Student created art activities (optional)

Chart Paper

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Suggested Research-based Effective Instructional Strategies:

 

 

Vocabulary/Word Wall

Enrichment/Extension

Interdisciplinary Connections