Social Studies Overview
Where We Live
*People live, work, and play in places called neighborhoods.Vocabulary Words
*Like rules at school, which can be amended through voting, laws help keep order in a neighborhood.
*Kids Care Clubs in the U.S. and Canada help people in need.
*Solving a problem is a multi-step process that involves cooperative behaviors.
*Little Italy and Chinatown are just two of New York City's many diverse communities.
*Cardinal directions and a map key are important parts of a map.
*Like all communities, cities change over time. New York City has grown upward as it has gotten bigger and busier.
*Urban, rural, and suburban communities differ in some ways, but are alike in other ways.
*Henrietta King was a Texas rancher who donated land for the benefit of the community.
*The United States is made up of fifty states and a capital city Washington D.C. Its neighbor to the north is Canada; to the south, Mexico.
*Benjamin Banneker was a surveyor and inventor who helped in the building of Washington, D.C.
*The Earth has seven continents and four oceans; it is divided by an imaginary line called the equator.
*Children around the world are alike in many ways: they go to school, play games, and wish for peace.
Law- A rule that everyone must follow.
Vote- To vote is to make a choice about something.
Community- A community is made up of many neighborhoods. New York City is a very large community.
Map- A map is a drawing that shows you where places are located.
Symbols- Symbols are pictures that stand for things on a map.
Map Key- The map key tells what the symbols on a map mean.
History- History tells the story of people and places from the past.
Urban- An urban area is a city.
Suburb- A suburb is an area located near a city.
Rural- A rural area has small communities called towns that are far apart.
Capital- A capital is a city where the leaders of a state work.
Directions: Pick one of the above vocabulary words to complete the blank.
1. You make a choice when you_____________.
Fill in the blanks for the following questions.
2. A rule that everyone must follow is called a _____________.
3. Many neighborhoods make up a ______________.
4. The story of people and places from the past is __________.
5. A community located near a city is a _______________.
6. A city is called an _______________ area.
7. A lot of open space and towns that are far apart is called a _____________ area.
1. The name of my state is____________________.
WHAT DID YOU LEARN
2. The capital of my state is_________________.
3. My state bird is____________________.
4. My state flower is____________________.
5. My state tree is ____________________.
6. Rules are important to follow because__________________.
Can you describe two neighborhoods in your community?
Can you tell why laws are important?
Can you tell how urban, suburban, and rural communities are alike?
How are they different?
Tell or write about where you live.
Tell something about your community, state, and country.
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