Developing a Focused CurriculumSocial Studies
Developed By Elementary Social Studies/Literacy Content Specialist andSocial Studies Building Representatives
NOTE: THE ESSENTIAL QUESTIONS IN THIS UNIT WILL NEED TO BETIGHTENED UP ACCORDING TO THE VEHICLE YOU PLAN TO USE TOTEACH THE QUESTION’S FOCUS.Essential Question
: How do I use maps and globes to understand where I live?Core Content: SS-E-4.1.1POS: POS-SS-P-G-1
What Students Should Know:
Globe, map, map key, compass rose, charts, graphs
What Students Should Understand:
Globe is a model of the earth; reading a map; reading and understanding information oncharts and graphsMaps and globes represent the location of specific places.
What students should be able to do:
Recognize that everything hasa location; Use a variety of means to identify absolute and relative location; Usegeographic sources of information and data for a purpose. Use tools (maps, globes,charts, graphs, compasses) to understand surroundings.
Assessments will be designed around students’ use of maps, globes, graphs, and charts.
Essential Question: How do I use maps and globes to study other places inthe world?
Core Content: SS-E-4.2.1POS: POS-SS-P-G-3
What students should know:
continents and oceans; landforms such as mountains, plains,ect.
What students should understand
: location, landforms, landforms vary according toyour place.
Topic: The World Around MeOrganizing Question/Guiding Question: Where is my place in the world?