Hawthorne Elementary School

Social Studies

Social Studies

Social Studies

 

1249305232817_wnp700.jpgAll 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

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