Houghton Mifflin Social Studies
Some People I Know
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Unit 1, Lesson 1: The Lunch Box Story (pp. 2-3)
The Big Idea
Framework Concepts: Goods and Services We depend on people to help us eat, dress, have fun, get places, and have friends.
- Ask students to close their eyes and picture the things they did when they woke up this morning until they got to the classroom. To help them visualize, lead them through the following activities, and have them think about who helped them and whom they depended on to do each activity: Getting up, getting dressed, eating breakfast, getting to school, crossing the street, walking into the classroom. Read pages 2-3. List students' responses in a concept chart titled People We Depend On.
- Ask students to brainstorm a list of people they depend on every day at school for food, clothing, transportation, having fun, and being with friends.
Check for Understanding
- Write this sentence starter on chart paper and have students finish it.
I depend on_____ for __________.
Encourage them to illustrate their writing.
- Have partners think of someone they depend on for food, friendship, transportation, clothing, or having fun. Then have them pantomime the action that shows that person helping them. Pair children who are learning English with English speakers. Let their classmates guess the action and identify who is helping them.
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