Me on the Map: Homes, Neighborhoods, and Communities

Lesson Plan Content
In this lesson, students will discover that things next to each other in real life are next to each other on a map. They will begin to develop an understanding that their homes or schools are part of a larger world. Their school is in a neighborhood, which is in a community, which is part of a state, which is part of the country, which is part of the world. This lesson includes adaptations for diverse learners (ELLs).
Rebecca Willey
Grade Range: 
1 class period
Lesson Materials
Teacher Instructions: 
Materials to Assist Teachers and English Language Learners: 
National Geography Standards: 
1: How to use maps and other geographic representations, tools, and technologies to acquire, process, and report information
2: How to use mental maps (a person's internalized picture of a part of Earth's surface) to organize information about people places, and environments