Rules and Laws
Students will learn rules and laws that help them live safely and encourage them to be responsible citizens. They will develop classroom rules and learn about those that should be followed in school and in their community. Students will also discuss the jobs and responsibilities of community leaders. They will learn about the democratic process of voting and its importance and significance in our country. Students will also identify behaviors that show respect for others and learn how to show good sportsmanship.
The First Thanksgiving
For the month of November students will be going back in time to learn about the lives of the Native Americans and Pilgrims. They will discuss the Pilgrims' journey on the Mayflower, the way both groups dressed, their daily jobs, how they were similar and different, and how they ultimately became close friends. As a culminating activity, students will have their very own Thanksgiving feast.
We Love Our Country
Students will learn about our country through its symbols, heroes, and holidays. They will learn about the Declaration of Independence and the Constitution, why we have holidays, and the meaning of the Pledge of Allegiance. Students will also become familiar with several of our country's symbols such as the Statue of Liberty, the American Bald Eagle, the White House, the American Flag, various monuments in Washington D.C. and Mount Rushmore.
Where People Live
Students will learn how to find locations on maps, starting from their state and moving on to their country, continent, and planet. Students will differentiate between types of land and water: mountains, hills, deserts, valleys, plains, lakes, rivers, oceans. They will learn that people's location affects how they live. Students will also learn about different resources that can be found in those locations.