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Title of Unit: Where We Live Title of Lesson: Lesson 7- Our Countrys Neighbors Submitted By: Caitlin Andrews

A. Summary of the Lesson Plan: This is the last lesson in a unit about where we live. In this lesson, students will compare the United States with neighbors Canada and Mexico. Students will use Houghton Mifflin 1st grade social studies textbook: School and Family, pages 116-119. B. Target Population: Grade Level: 1st grade Skill Level: at grade level Grouping: whole group instruction, partner assignment, individual journal entry C. Materials: Houghton Mifflin 1st grade social studies textbook: School and Family, pages 116-119 Social studies journals Pencils Comparison chart (attached) D. Objectives: o NV State Social Studies Standards o G6.1.2- Identify similarities and differences between people in communities

Student-Friendly Standards I will be able to identify neighbors of the United States and characters of those regions

E. Procedure: 1. Review a map of North America and where the Unites States, Canada and Mexico are located. 2. Inform students that Canada and Mexico are called neighboring countries because they share boundaries/boarders with the United States. o Students can write definition in social studies journals

3. Conduct group discussion about what life in Canada/ Mexico might be like compared to that of the United States o Is life similar? Different? How?

4. Allow students to work in pairs to read and complete comparison chart (attached) o Students should use pages 116-119 and any other lessons from the unit as references.

5. Students will use 3-2-1 writing strategy to write in social studies journals:
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Title of Unit: Where We Live Title of Lesson: Lesson 7- Our Countrys Neighbors Submitted By: Caitlin Andrews

o 3 things you learned o 2 things you found interesting o 1 more thing you want to learn about 6. CLOSURE: Students will share their journal entries with the class to guide a final discussion F. Assessment: What will you use to measure student understanding? Informal assessment through discussions, comparison chart and journal entry will be used to measure student understanding. Explain how you will know students understand the concepts from the lesson. I will know students understand this concept when they can locate neighboring countries to the United States and accurately recall characteristics of those regions in comparison to the United States. G. Reflection: 1. Which part of the lesson do you think will be the easiest for you to teach? I think the easiest part of this lesson to teach is going to be the location of the United States on a map of North America. I believe that this should be familiar to students and they will have an easy time grasping this concept. 2. Which part will be most challenging for you to teach? I think the most challenging part of this lesson is going to be helping students realize that people in other countries are similar but can be VERY different at the same time. I am hoping that the diversity within a classroom can help with this concept. 3. How will you follow up or extend this lesson? We will follow up with this lesson by talking about diversity and what people of other countries are like and how they live their lives in a complete unit about different countries and diversity. 4. What will you do for students who dont grasp the concepts? I will pull small groups and re-teach the lesson to students who dont understand the concept. I will try to use real-life connections to help make this more concrete. 5. Which part of the lesson, if any, do you think might need to change? I dont think any part of this lesson needs to be changed. There might need to be more time for discussion about the differences in culture if students dont understand but that can be used as an extension as well.
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Title of Unit: Where We Live Title of Lesson: Lesson 7- Our Countrys Neighbors Submitted By: Caitlin Andrews

6. When you were writing this lesson plan, what was the most difficult part? There wasnt really a difficult part of this lesson to write. I feel like it was really straight forward and easy to write.

Nevada State College

EDEL 453 - Spring 2013

Karen Powell- Instructor

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Title of Unit: Where We Live Title of Lesson: Lesson 7- Our Countrys Neighbors Submitted By: Caitlin Andrews

Name: Compare the United States with neighboring countrys Canada and Mexico.

Canada
Location:

United States
Location:

Mexico
Location:

Boarding Countries:

Boarding Countries:

Boarding Countries:

Similar to U.S. or Mexico?

Similar to Canada or Mexico?

Similar to U.S. or Canada?

Different?

Different?

Different?

Nevada State College

EDEL 453 - Spring 2013

Karen Powell- Instructor

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