Houghton Mifflin Social Studies
Some People I Know
Lesson at a Glance
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Unit 4, Lesson 1: Making a Difference (pp. 136-137)
The Big Idea
Framework Concept: Contributions Each person can make a difference in the world by sharing a talent or helping others.
- Ask students to think about a special person who makes the world a better place. List their responses and ask them what this person does that makes a difference in the world. Also ask what special talents and interests this person has that he or she shares with others.
- Talk about different talents people have, such as singing, playing sports, or doing math. Have volunteers share different talents and interests they have. Then ask them how they think they could use that talent or interest to make the world a better place.
Check for Understanding
- Ask students to choose one person they know that makes a difference in the world. Have them write what this person does and illustrate their sentences.
- Ask students to draw a picture of a person who makes the world a better place for them. Have them illustrate what this person does to make a difference and help them label the picture.
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