Welcome to First Grade!
New Social Studies Unit: Our World Map!
Hello First Grade Families,
We have had an amazing week getting back into the swing of things with our First Graders! This week will start a brand new Social Studies unit all about our World Map! In this unit we will explore the different continents, oceans, and types of landforms. As we study the world around us, students will begin to notice and contextualize their environment and continue to develop their spatial thinking. To end the unit, we will focus on map skills! We will learn about different parts of a map, how to read one, and even how to create our own! Not only is this excellent for their spatial thinking but it’s also an essential life skill. Below I’ve attached links to several different online resources to help supplement this unit. You are more than welcome to explore at home with your child if you are interested!
Interactive World Map: https://kids.nationalgeographic.com/world/
Interactive continents, oceans, and landforms: https://www.mrnussbaum.com/wlandforms/
Please don’t hesitate to reach out with any questions!
The First Grade Team