My Planet Earth
$210 for 7 weeks
6 - 8 years old
Session 1: Our Earth
Students will understand what oceans and continents are.
Students will label the oceans and continents on a world map.
Students will compare/contrast maps and globes.
Students will write their global address.
Students will explore the world's largest ocean, the Pacific Ocean.
Create a flip book showing your global address. We will provide you with the template for the flipbook. Be ready to share it with the class in the next session.
Session 2: Our Land, Our Water
Students will understand the difference between mountains, plains, rivers, islands, peninsula, valley and lakes.
Students will explore different mountains, plains, rivers, islands, peninsula, valley and lakes in the world.
Students will learn who John Muir was and discuss how he was important to the development of Yosemite National Park.
Create a poster showing mountains, plains, rivers, islands, peninsula, valley and lakes. Be ready to share it with the class next time.
Session 3: Natural Resources
Students will learn what a natural resource is.
Students will hear "The Lorax" and discuss the meaning of the story.
Students will discuss how to use and save natural resources.
Students will learn what comes from trees and how we can save the forest.
Students will learn who to read a chart.
What is a natural resource close to where you live? Create a poster identifying what it is, why it's important and what can be made from it. The student will be given a worksheet to fill out and create their poster from it.
Session 4: Weather and Seasons
Students will learn what the difference between weather and seasons.
Students will identify the four seasons.
Students will understand why seasons exist.
Students will examine how the rotation of the earth causes a difference between the Northern and Southern hemispheres.
Students will describe how people choose what to wear based on the weather.
Students will analyze how weather reporters help people lives.
Make a chart that shows all the days of the week. Write or draw pictures that show what the weather was like each day of the week. Be prepared to share your chart with the class.
Session 5: City, Town, Suburb
Students will understand the difference between city, town and suburb.
Students will read a city map using a map key and symbols.
Students will examine how a small town becomes a big city.
Students will identify the distance of an object on a map in relation to another object using the terms near and far.
Make map of your neighborhood. Make sure to include the map key. Be ready to identify what is near and far to your house.
Session 6: Our Country
Students will remember there are fifty states in the United States and describe how they know the United States is a big country.
Students will recognize what a citizen is.
Students will identify the community, state and country they are citizen in.
Students will analyze the importance of a passport.
Create your own passport and create a stamp inside it of a country that you would like to visit. We will provide the template for this project. Be prepared to share your passport with the class in the next session.
Session 7: Our Country's Neighbors
Students will study a map of North America to find the neighbors of the United States.
Students will compare and contrast Canada, Mexico and the United States.
Students will analyze how citizens in the United States, Mexico and Canada are alike and different.
Students will compare and contrast the flags and country's birthdays of the United States, Mexico and Canada.