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How Do We Learn About Places: A 1st Grade Social Studies Blended Learning Unit


This Blended Learning Unit is designed to intentionally integrate technology into each lesson while maintaining the integrity of a Social Studies unit created by Oakland Schools, Unit 3: How Do We Learn About Places. The 30-45 minute lessons are structured so the classroom teacher can balance whole group instruction (Face to Face) with technology (Online) to enhance or provide new learning.  Academic Vocabulary is a school initiative in the district this unit was created for, so this is also integrated throughout the unit.  This blended unit was designed for students to use individual iPads, but other devices could be used as well.

Learning Targets: 
I can use map features to understand the space around me.
I can explain how regions are created in places around me.
I can explain maps and globes.
I can describe what places are like.
I can explain how people adapt to and modify places.