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Me and My World

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Me and My World Student Journal Welcome to your Social Studies Alive! Student Journal This journal is your place to read, reflect, and create. It works hand in hand with your online access. In each lesson, you’ll find: • • • • •

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CONTENTS

Unit 1  History

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Explore why you are special. Discover families and their traditions. Compare how life today has changed from the past. Conduct an inquiry to find out how your life might have been different long ago.

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Who Am I?......................................................................... 7

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What Is a Family?............................................................ 19

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How Is Our Life Different from Long Ago?.................... 33

Unit 2  Civics

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Play the Sunshine Telephone game. Use puppets to learn how to make friends. Follow the “Let’s Talk It Out!” method to solve problems. Go to good helper stations. Create a sash with holiday badges. Conduct an inquiry to help a new student at our school.

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How Do I Get Along with Others?................................ 53

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How Do I Make Friends?................................................ 65

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How Do I Solve Problems with Others?....................... 77

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How Can I Be a Good Helper at School?...................... 91

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How Do Americans Celebrate?.................................... 105

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Unit 3  Geography

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Use map keys to find places on neighborhood maps. Make a telescope to show your city, state, country, and the world. Prepare for a cultural fair to show how people around the world live. Conduct an inquiry to discover your place in this world.

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What Is in My Neighborhood?..................................... 129

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Where Am I in the World?............................................. 145

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How Do People Live Around the World?..................... 159

Unit 4  Economics

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Go on a shopping trip to pick out things you need and want. Use your environmental superhero powers to find ways to protect Earth. Conduct an inquiry to figure out how to meet your needs while also helping our world.

12 What Do People Need and Want?................................ 181 13

How Can I Help Take Care of the World?..................... 195

Maps.......................................................................207 Glossary..................................................................209 Credits....................................................................215

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A Whole New Way to Experience Social Studies Inquiry-Based Unit Structures Each unit starts with an intriguing storyline and compelling question that piques students’ interest and drives instruction throughout the lesson. They are encouraged to draw upon and apply previous knowledge and also use outside resources and Social Studies Stories to expand their answer.

Student-Centered Activities Each lesson utilizes at least one of TCI’s unique, hands-on strategies to get students thinking, moving, and asking big questions. Students are inspired to learn more and engage in fun activities, which they can access both online and in the Journal.

Culturally-Responsive Content Meaningful standards-aligned content with opportunities for making personal connections and participating in an inclusive classroom environment.

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Online Resources Ready-to-teach presentations, activities, complete student resources, customizable assessments and more at your fingertips!

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Unit 1

History Explore why you are special. Discover families and their traditions. Compare how life today has changed from the past. Conduct an inquiry to find out how your life might have been different long ago. 1 Who Am I?................................................................. 7 2 What Is a Family?........................................................ 19 3 How Is Our Life Different from Long Ago?............... 33

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Unit 1 History

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Unit Inquiry Project

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Gathering Visual Evidence

List five things you see in this photograph.

What looks the same as today?

What looks different from today?

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Developing the Compelling Question Unit Storyline This photo shows a family on a farm. It was taken over 100 years ago! The farm was in Nebraska. Some things today are the same as long ago. Some things today are different from long ago.

Unit Compelling Question What would my life have been like long ago? List three questions you have about the Unit Storyline and Compelling Question.

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2.

3.

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Unit 1 History

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Collecting Evidence

After you complete each lesson, return to this table and answer the questions. Record key information that will help you complete the Unit Inquiry Project.

Lesson

Supporting Questions

1 Who Am I?

Look at the photo of the farm again. Do you think the people cared for each other? Do you think they had feelings? How else might they be similar to you today?

2 What Is a Family?

What traditions might the family on the farm have had?

What I Learned

Ask an adult at home: What traditions did your family have long ago?

3 How Is Our Life Different from Long Ago?

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How did the family on the farm get water? How did they travel? Ask an adult at home: How might you have traveled long ago? How else might your life have been different or the same?

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Building Additional Content Knowledge

Gather and evaluate additional sources to answer the Unit Compelling Question: What would my life have been like long ago? You may conduct research or use these readings from Social Studies Alive! Me and My World Social Studies Stories: • • • •

The Story of Our Flag Our Country’s Birthday The First Thanksgiving Birthdays Then and Now

Source Title(s)

Additional Evidence

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Constructing an Argument

Write a sentence answering the Unit Compelling Question: What would my life have been like long ago? This is called a claim. Then give at least two pieces of evidence to support your claim. Your evidence can come from the activities you did in class, the readings you completed in your Student Journal or Social Studies Stories, or additional research that you conducted.

Claim:

Evidence:

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Taking Informed Action

Decide how you want to share what you learned. You could make a poster, a presentation, or a video. You might share your presentation with your classmates or with adults in the community.

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Lesson 1

Who Am I?

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Lesson 1 Who Am I?

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How am I special?

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Vocabulary

No one looks like me.

feelings

No one talks like me.

special

Lesson 1 Who Am I?

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Preview Activity

Finish the words to the “Everyone Is

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Special” song.

Some kids like to

jump

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Some kids like to

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Some kids like to

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Vocabulary Activity

Trace the word under each picture.

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feeli n gs

spe c i a l 10

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Hands-On Hands-on Activity Activity

Activity Online

Use facial expressions to guess how someone might be feeling in different situations.

Directions: Exploring Feelings 1. Read Sections 1 and 2. Learn about being special and caring. 2. Find out how you are feeling right now. Close your eyes. Take three deep breaths. How do you feel? 3. Think of more feelings you can name. Try to show them with your face. 4. Practice showing feelings together. Your teacher will say a feeling and then count to three. On the count of three, show what the feeling looks like. 5. Meet Lorena and then play a game. For each image, guess how Lorena is feeling. Then find out! 6. Read Sections 3 and 4. Learn about feelings and doing things. Then complete your activity notes.

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1. Being Special I am special. No one looks the way I look. No one likes all the things I like. There is only one me.

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Lesson 1 Who Am I?

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2. Caring I care about my family. To show I care, I give them hugs. I care about my friends, too. We help each other out.

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3. Feelings I have many feelings. I can feel happy. I smile. I can feel angry or sad, too. Sometimes I am surprised.

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Lesson 1 Who Am I?

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4. Doing Many Things I can do many things. At school, I draw and sing. I play sports with friends. At home, I talk to my family.

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Hands-on Hands-On Activity Activity Notes Notes

Draw how you feel when each of these

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things happens to you.

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3

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You broke something.

You have a birthday party!

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Lesson 1 Who Am I?

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You go on a family picnic.

You lose your favorite toy.

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Summary I am special. I can do many things. Show What You Know

Draw your face. Draw two things that make you special. 1

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Lesson 1 Who Am I?

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Lesson 2

What Is a Family?

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Lesson 2 What Is a Family?

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I live with my family.

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Vocabulary

We care for each other.

family

We do things together.

tradition

Lesson 2 What Is a Family?

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Preview Activity

Draw your family.

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Lesson 2 What Is a Family?

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Vocabulary Activity

Trace the word under each picture.

Activity Online

fam i ly

tra di ti on 22

Lesson 2 What Is a Family?

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Hands-on Activity Hands-On Activity

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Match cultural objects to family traditions during six holidays: Independence Day, Chinese New Year, Thanksgiving, Divali, Christmas, and Day of the Dead.

Directions: Discovering Traditions 1. Read Sections 1–4. Learn about families. 2. You and your partner will be given an object. It is used by one of the families during their holiday celebration. 3. Then, as a class, we will visit six families. Does your object match with the family’s tradition? 4. If you think you have a match, jump up to the screen and explain why. Give evidence. 5. Read Sections 5–7. Learn about other traditions!

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Lesson 2 What Is a Family?

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1. My Family I am part of a family. I live with people in my family. We spend time together. We all love each other.

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Lesson 2 What Is a Family?

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2. Caring Families take care of each other. Adults take care of children. Sometimes brothers and sisters help take care of each other, too. © Teachers’ Curriculum Institute

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3. Doing Things Together Families do things together. They go for bike rides. Sometimes they play board games. What else do families do together? 26

Lesson 2 What Is a Family?

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4. Traditions Families have traditions. A tradition is something that a family has done for many years. Many holidays have traditions. © Teachers’ Curriculum Institute

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5. A Birthday Tradition Families celebrate birthdays. Some fill a piñata with treats. Someone breaks it open. The treats fall to the ground. 28

Lesson 2 What Is a Family?

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6. A Fall Tradition Some families eat moon cakes. The cakes are pastries filled with lotus. Families eat them for a fall festival. They celebrate food and family. © Teachers’ Curriculum Institute

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7. Valentine’s Day Traditions Schools have traditions, too. We celebrate Valentine’s Day. I give a card to each classmate. This shows I care about others. 30

Lesson 2 What Is a Family?

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Hands-On Activity Notes

Draw a picture of one of your family’s

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holiday traditions. Write the name of the holiday.

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Summary A family cares about one another. My family is special.

Show What You Know

Draw a picture of a new family tradition you could start. Be sure to color the frame!

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Lesson 2 What Is a Family?

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Lesson 3

How Is Our Life Different from Long Ago?

Would you have liked to

Vocabulary

live long ago?

travel

Things were different.

well

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Would you have liked to

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Vocabulary

live long ago?

travel

Things were different.

well

Lesson 3 How Is Our Life Different from Long Ago?

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Preview Activity

What do you want to know about long ago?

Activity Online

Write a question.

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Lesson 3 How Is Our Life Different from Long Ago?

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Vocabulary Activity

Trace the word under each picture.

Activity Online

t ra v e l

w e ll 36

Lesson 3 How Is Our Life Different from Long Ago?

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Hands-On Activity

Activity Online

Predict what will happen in videos about getting water long ago and today. Visit six stations to categorize transportation as being from the past or today.

Directions: Getting Water 1. For each video, follow the steps on the slide. Predict what will happen. Then watch the ending to see how people got water long ago and today. 2. Read Sections 1 and 2. Learn that the way people get water and clothes has changed. Complete your activity notes.

Directions: Comparing How We Travel 1. Look at the card your teacher has given you. It might be an airplane, boat, train, bus, car, or truck! 2. When your type of transportation is on the slide, show your card to the class. Then put all of the cards for that type of transportation together. 3. At the six stations around the room, sort the pictures. Make two groups about how we go places: Long Ago and Today. 4. Read Sections 3–4 and complete your Activity Notes. Learn how transportation has changed over time.

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Lesson 3 How Is Our Life Different from Long Ago?

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1. We Get Water People always need water to drink and wash. Long ago, people took water from rivers and streams. 38

Lesson 3 How Is Our Life Different from Long Ago?

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Then people built wells. They pulled water up in buckets. Now people go to a sink. They get water easily.

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Hands-on Hands-On Activity Activity Notes Notes

Look at the timeline.

Activity Online

Write Long Ago in the correct place. Write Today in the correct place.

stream

well

sink

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2. We Get Clothes Long ago, people made all their clothes. Today, we can also buy clothes in stores. © Teachers’ Curriculum Institute

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3. We Go Places The ways we travel have changed. Long ago, people used horses to go places. 42

Lesson 3 How Is Our Life Different from Long Ago?

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Then people made cars. But cars from long ago look different from cars today. So do planes and trains.

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Hands-on Hands-On Activity Activity Notes Notes

Look at each picture. Circle if it shows how

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to go places long ago or today.

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Long Ago

Today

Long Ago

Today

Long Ago

Today

Long Ago

Today

Long Ago

Today

Long Ago

Today

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4. We Work At work, we use computers and smartphones to write each other. Long ago, people used pen and paper. Some used typewriters. © Teachers’ Curriculum Institute

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Summary Some things long ago were the same as today. Some things were different. Show What You Know

Look at each drawing. Circle if it is from long ago or from today.

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Long Ago

Today

Long Ago

Today

Long Ago

Today

Long Ago

Today

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Me and My World Explore the content in these units: Unit 1: History

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Unit 2: Civics

Unit 3: Geography

Unit 4: Economics

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