Grade 1 Neighborhood and Community

West Haven Public Schools 

Unit Planning Organizer

Revised July 2011

Subject: Social Studies                                            

Grade: First Grade

Unit: Neighborhood/Community                  

Pacing: Ongoing throughout the year  

Essential Question:

What locations are important to us in our neighborhood?

Big Idea:

There are important locations in one’s neighborhood.

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

Priority:

1.4.2 Identify and explain the significance of important locations in one’s neighborhood.

 

Supporting:

2.1.1 Access information from non print materials with assistance.

2.1.2 Gather information from listening to and reading nonfiction texts.

2.4 Participate in classroom discussions.

 

 

 

 

 

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

 

Concepts(Need to Know)

Skills(Able to Do)

BL

 

 

There are many important locations in one’s neighborhood.

 

Schools are places for children to learn

 

A Library is a place where people can gather information in books, and such.

 

Fire/Police Departments are places that keep people safe.

 

Doctors/Dentist offices are places that keep us healthy.

 

Religious Buildings are places where people worship.

 

Stores are places where people buy things they need.

 

Restaurants are places where people go to eat.

 

Parks are places where people go to play or relax.

 

Beaches are places where people go to swim, play and relax.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Identify and explain the significance of important locations in one’s neighborhood.

 

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

My Family’s Market Unit 1

Neighborhood /Community

A Real Gift/Arthur’s Reading Race Unit 5

A Big Day for Jay   Unit 5

 

 

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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 various locations, 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