First Grade

Unit 3: American Environment – Theodore Roosevelt

 

Elaborated Unit Focus: The focus of this unit is Theodore Roosevelt, his everyday life, and the contributions he made to our country’s environment and how his lifestyle and those contributions have impacted the American way of life, both past and present.

 

GPS Standards:

History

SS1H1 The student will read about and describe the life of historical figures in American history.

  1. Identify the contributions made by Theodore Roosevelt in creating the first national park and working to protect the environment.
  2. Describe how the everyday life of Theodore Roosevelt is similar to and different from everyday life in the present (food, clothing, homes, transportation, communication, recreation).

 

Geography

SS1G1 The student will describe the cultural and geographic systems associated with Theodore Roosevelt.

 

Civics and Government

SS1CG1 The student will describe how Theodore Roosevelt displayed the positive character traits of fairness, respect for others, respect for the environment, conservation, courage, equality, tolerance, perseverance, and commitment.

 

Economics

SS1E1 The student will identify goods that people make and services that people provide for each other.

 

SS1E2 The student will explain that people have to make choices about goods and services because of scarcity.

 

SS1E3 The student will describe how people are both producers and consumers.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Unit 3: American Government – Theodore Roosevelt

Enduring Understandings and Unit Essential Questions

 

Many people do things that improve or harm the lives of others.

 

People in the past lived differently that people today.

 

The natural world and people around us shape what we do.

 

Scarcity causes people to make choices about goods and services.

 

People are both producers and consumers of goods and services.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Unit 3: American Environment – Theodore Roosevelt

Unit 1 – Lesson 4, Extend Lesson 4, Unit 2 – Lesson 1, 2, 3, 4, Unit 3 – Lesson 1, 3, 4

 

 

VOCABULARY :

 

contributions

recreation

geographic systems

cultural systems

producers

consumers

goods

services

communicate

fairness

respect

conservation

courage

equality

tolerance

perseverance

commitment

communication

save

factory

needs

wants

scarcity

sell

volunteer

cost

 

benefit

present

past

history

transportation

spend

nature

natural resources

 

HOUGHTON MIFFLIN RESOURCES:

 

History

Geography

Civics and Government

Economics

SS1H1

Big Book/ Independent Reader: American Heroes Biography: Theodore Roosevelt

 

 

SS1H1a.

Natural Resources – p.50-53

Theodore Roosevelt – p.54-55

 

SS1H1b.

p.114-117, 134-137, 142-145

 

 

SS1G1

Big Book/ Independent Reader: American Heroes Biography: Theodore Roosevelt

 

p. 50-53, 54-55, 56-59

SS1CG1

Big Book/ Independent Reader: American Heroes Biography: Theodore Roosevelt

 

Conservation/

Respect for the Environment p.50-55

 

Character Traits p. R4-R5

 

 

SS1E1

Big Book/ Independent Reader: American Heroes Biography: Theodore Roosevelt

 

p. 54-55, 78-81, 90-93

 

SS1E2

Big Book/ Independent Reader: American Heroes Biography: Theodore Roosevelt

 

p. 70-73, 84-87

 

SS1E3

Big Book/ Independent Reader: American Heroes Biography: Theodore Roosevelt

 

p.90-93

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o   Weekly Reader: Current Events

o   Interactive Maps

o   eWord Game: World of Work

 

RESOURCES:

 

 

 

o   You’re on Your Way, Teddy Roosevelt by Judith St. George

o   Teddy Roosevelt: The People’s President by Sharon Gayle

o   The Remarkable, Rough-Riding Life of Theodore Roosevelt by Cheryl Harness

o   My Tour of Europe, by Teddy Roosevelt, Age 10 by Ellen Jackson

o   To Market, To Market by Anne Miranda

o   Market Day by Lois Ehlert

o   Jennie’s Hat by Ezra Jack Keats

o   The Doorbell Rang by Pat Hutchins

o   The Lorax by Dr. Seuss

o   A Chair for My Mother by Vera. B. Williams

o   Tops and Bottoms by Janet Stevens

o   Uncle Jed’s Barbershop by Margaree King Mitchell

o   The Ox Cart Man by Donald Hall

o   Shop Talk by Juwanda G. Ford

o   Abuela’s Weave by Omar Castaneda

o   Beatrice’s Goat by Page McBrier

o   Alexander, Who Used to be Rich Last Sunday by Judith Viorst

 

Curricular Connections:

 

 

 

INSTRUCTIONAL STRATEGIES:

o   Instructional Strategies

§  Mapping p.33-35

§  Response Techniques p.38

§  Learning Partners p.39-40

§  Circle of Knowledge p.44-45

§  Compare and Contrast p.46-47

§  Mystery and Inquiry p.61-62

o   Summarizing Strategies

§  Add-Ons p.72

§  Ball Toss p.72

§  Pictionary p.73

§  Inquiry p.74

§  Ticket to Leave p.76

§  1-2-3 p.76

§  Cue Cards p.77

o   Assessment Strategies

§  Surveying p.80

§  Jeopardy p.81

§  Feedback Tools p.84

§  Categories p.86

§  Rubrics p.91-92

 

PERFORMANCE TASKS:

 

ASSESSMENTS: