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1 UNIT 4 Essential Question: How can we take the best care of our Earth? Objectives Our Earth, Our Resources Unit Resource Guide Social Studies Resources Identify and describe the physical characteristics of places, such as weather, landforms, bodies of water, and natural resources. Distinguish among past, present, and future. Identify ways that natural resources can be used and reused. EQ: Evaluate how best to conserve natural resources for present and future use. Scott Foresman Social Studies: pp , , , 157, 166, , 181 Reading and Content Support Earth Science Scott Foresman Reading Street: Life in the Forest, Grade 1, Unit 2, Week 5 ì<(sk$m)=bdheia< +^-Ä-U-Ä-U Leveled Readers: These readers focus on natural resources and conservation. Genre Nonfiction Comprehension Skill Important Details Text Features by Leslie Rotsky Science Content Labels Glossary Genre Natural Resources Scott Foresman Science 1.6 Genre Comprehension Skill Nonfiction Important Details Comprehension Skill Nonfiction Text Features Important Details Call Outs Labels Glossary Science Content Natural Resources Scott Foresman Science 1.6 ì<(sk$m)=bdhejh< +^-Ä-U-Ä-U Text Features Science Content Natural Resources Captions Labels Glossary Scott Foresman Science 1.6 ì<(sk$m)=bdhfad< +^-Ä-U-Ä-U Blackline Masters Different Kinds of Weather (p. 32) Our Earth s Resources (p. 33) Caring for Our Resources (p. 34) 01938_P /16/09 2:56 PM Page _P /16/09 2:56 PM Page _P /16/09 2:56 PM Page 42 Lesson 1 Review Different Kinds of Weather Use with Pages Lesson 5 Review Lesson 3 Review Our Earth s Resources Use with Pages Caring for Our Resources Draw your neighborhood in the winter. Use with Pages Write reduce, reuse, or recycle by each picture. Draw a line to match each natural resource with a use. We brought our own bags! water Let s turn off the water. soil Draw your neighborhood in the summer. trees We used to throw cans away! oil and gas Write an ending for the sentence. Write what you do in the summer. Write an ending for this sentence. I can take care of our natural resources by. Directions: Draw two pictures to show how your neighborhood looks in winter and in summer. Show what the weather is like. Then write to tell what you do in the summer. Workbook 26 Home Activity: Keep a weather log with your child. For each day of one week, write the weather conditions where you live. Lesson Review 37 Directions: Top: Match each natural resource with a picture to show how it can be used by people. Bottom: Write to tell what you can do to help take care of our natural resources. 42 Lesson Review I can reuse by Directions: Label each picture to tell whether it shows that people know how to reduce, reuse, or recycle. Then write to tell how you can reuse something. Home Activity: Help your child make a list of things in your home that come from trees. Workbook 44 Lesson Review Home Activity: Develop a plan with your child to reduce, reuse, and recycle. Try to get the whole family involved! Workbook Unit _U04_ _FSD.indd 26 4/29/09 7:35:54 AM

2 1 Connect Make Learning Meaningful 5 10 Min. Make Connections Listed below are some basic principles of geography for children. As you proceed with this unit, direct most of your discussion toward the development of these concepts. kinds of weather kinds of landforms kinds of bodies of water kinds of natural resources use of natural resources To begin to consider the Essential Question, have children turn to pages in their text. Tell children that they will be singing a song about caring for our Earth. Point out that the song tells ways for people to show they care in their daily lives. Show You Care by Julio Ortega (sung to the tune of I m a Little Teapot ) Save a lake or forest. Show you care. Recycle paper. Be aware. You can reuse boxes. I ll show how. Turn off water. Reduce now! Have children sing the song Show You Care. Have them also use movement to describe the ways to care. Reading Support Life in the Forest, Reading Street: Grade 1, Unit 2, Week 5 Activate Prior Knowledge To activate prior knowledge, discuss with children ways to care for our Earth. Ask: How can we care for our Earth when we are at home? At school? At a park or a beach? As children respond, have them demonstrate the ways they could care for Earth. Our Earth, Our Resources 27

3 2 Experience Teach Knowledge and Skills Min. Different Kinds of Weather Write the word weather on the board. Say the word aloud and have children repeat after you. Tell children that weather can be described using words such as wet or dry, hot or cold, clear or cloudy, calm or windy. Have children look at the pictures on pages of their text and describe the weather. Create a simple T-chart on the board with the headings Weather and Activities. Then have children describe the weather outside and record their responses in the chart. Have children identify activities they could do outside in this weather and record their responses on the chart. Weather sunny, warm Activity swimming, soccer Then have students think about other things they would like to learn about their environment. Looking at Our Land and Water Have children preview the illustrations on pages Then write the words mountain, plain, lake, and river on the board. Say the words aloud and have children repeat after you. Ask children to tell what each word means. Then guide children in drawing different landforms and bodies of water. Use the pictures on pages to prompt children s drawings. Ask: How do people affect land and water? Content Support Leveled Reader Land, Water, and Air 28 Unit 4

4 15 30 Min. Our Earth s Resources Write the phrase natural resource on the board. Say the phrase aloud and have children repeat after you. Explain that a natural resource comes from nature. It is something we can use. For example, we use wood from trees for furniture and fires. We use water to drink and clean ourselves. Point out that many other things we need come from nature or are made from things in nature. Then guide children in brainstorming examples of natural resources and ways people use them. Refer children to the web on page 157 to help get them started. Ask: Why should natural resources be protected? Content Support Leveled Reader Natural Resources Interview About Farm History Discuss the lesson title with children and then write the word history on the board. Say the word aloud and have children repeat after you. Explain that history is telling the story of people and places from the past. In order to help children understand the concept of different times in history, explain that the time when their grandparents were children is farther in the past than the time when their parents were children. Explain that the present is now, when they themselves are children. Then explain that in the future they will be grown-ups. Have children turn to page 166. Work together to write a sentence describing each picture in the timeline on the board. Farm History 1700 Long ago, people used to farm by hand Later, people used animals to help them farm. Present Today we use machines to help us farm our food. Ask: Why do we study history? Our Earth, Our Resources 29

5 10 15 Min. Caring for Our Resources Write the words reduce, reuse, and recycle on the board. Say each word aloud and have children repeat after you. Explain how each word helps us to conserve the Earth s natural resources for use in the present and in the future: use less, use items again, and collect used materials to be made into new items. Have children glance at the lesson pages. Explain that the words in the speech bubbles are the advice that Debby and her classmates give others about reducing, reusing, and recycling natural resources. Then explain that the words in the boxed text are helpful hints about ways to reduce, reuse, and recycle. Guide children in brainstorming materials that can be conserved through reducing, reusing, and recycling. Collect responses in a three-column chart on the board. Use the pictures and boxed text on pages to prompt their thinking. The Three Rs Reduce Reuse Recycle water, gasoline, electricity paper, plastic bags tin cans, glass bottles, plastic bottles Ask: What would happen if we didn t care for our resources? Content Support Leveled Reader Saving the Earth 30 Unit 4

6 3 Understand Process and Assess 5 10 Min. Process Knowledge Have children complete Questions 1 3 under What did you learn? on page 181 of their text. Assess Understanding: Connect to the Essential Question Questions and Scenarios Have children use one or more of the questions and scenarios below to relate the unit content to the Essential Question: How can we take the best care of our Earth? Tell children that they are mapmakers. Have them create a map of an imaginary place that included names and labels for landforms and bodies of water. Ask children to identify areas where people might live, work, and play. Have children examine the use of resources in the past, present, and future. Explain that people need fuel to stay warm and cook food. Discuss the methods used for heating used in the past (grass, wood), present (oil, natural gas, coal, the sun), and future (examples could be real or fanciful). Then have children draw pictures showing how people produced heat for cooking in the past, what we use today, and what they think people might use in the future. Ask children to evaluate which heating methods are best for our Earth. EQ Activity Have children help develop a recycling plan for the classroom. Help children create a list of things that you use in the classroom. Then have them suggest ways that they can recycle or reuse those items, for example, using both sides of paper, using less electricity, and reusing jugs and bottles. Notes and Feedback Our Earth, Our Resources 31

7 01938_P /16/09 2:56 PM Page 37 Unit 4: Blackline Master 1 Different Kinds of Weather Lesson 1 Review Use with Pages Draw your neighborhood in the winter. Draw your neighborhood in the summer. Scott Foresman 1 Write what you do in the summer. Directions: Draw two pictures to show how your neighborhood looks in winter and in summer. Show what the weather is like. Then write to tell what you do in the summer. Home Activity: Keep a weather log with your child. For each day of one week, write the weather conditions where you live. Workbook Lesson Review Unit 4

8 01938_P /16/09 2:56 PM Page 42 Unit 4: Blackline Master 2 Our Earth s Resources Lesson 3 Review Use with Pages Draw a line to match each natural resource with a use. water soil trees oil and gas Write an ending for the sentence. I can take care of our natural resources by. Scott Foresman 1 Directions: Top: Match each natural resource with a picture to show how it can be used by people. Bottom: Write to tell what you can do to help take care of our natural resources. Home Activity: Help your child make a list of things in your home that come from trees. 42 Lesson Review Workbook Our Earth, Our Resources 33

9 01938_P /16/09 2:56 PM Page 44 Unit 4: Blackline Master 3 Caring for Our Resources Lesson 5 Review Use with Pages Write reduce, reuse, or recycle by each picture. We brought our own bags! Let s turn off the water. We used to throw cans away! Write an ending for this sentence. I can reuse by Scott Foresman 1 Directions: Label each picture to tell whether it shows that people know how to reduce, reuse, or recycle. Then write to tell how you can reuse something. Home Activity: Develop a plan with your child to reduce, reuse, and recycle. Try to get the whole family involved! 44 Lesson Review Workbook 34 Unit 4

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