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Social Studies Curriculum Social Studies - Kindergarten
Lesson Plans

Standard 3

(Geography): Students will use geographic terms and tools.

Objective 2

Describe the purpose of a map or globe.
  • Fairy Tale Maps
    Students will begin to understand the concept of maps by describing the path that Little Red Riding Hood took on the way to Grandma's house.
  • K - Act. 28: Map the Path in My Father's Dragon
    The teacher will read aloud Ruth Stiles Gannett's book, "My Father's Dragon" and facilitate rich classroom discussions.
  • Let's Take a Trip!
    Students will "take a trip" just like Toot, in the story Toot and Puddle.
  • Maps and Me
    Students will complete several classroom activities to improve basic map skills.
  • Me on the Map!
    Students will discover where they live on a map and learn about where others live by participating in a postcard exchange with kindergarten classes around the United States.
  • Tortoise and Hare Races
    Using the The Tortoise and the Hare fable students will learn basic map skills.

UEN logo - in partnership with Utah State Board of Education (USBE) and Utah System of Higher Education (USHE).  Send questions or comments to USBE Specialist - Robert  Austin and see the Social Studies website. For general questions about Utah's Core Standards contact the Director - Jennifer  Throndsen.

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