|Ask the students to describe their neighborhood. A neighborhood is a
place where people live close to one another. What types of activities
take place in their neighborhood? What people-made and natural features
can they describe? Ask the students how they know when they leave their
own neighborhood. Emphasize that all neighborhoods have common
characteristics. All neighborhoods have people, streets and buildings.
Also, all neighborhoods are different. No two places are exactly alike.
|Pull down the Landscape Picture Map. Have the students locate an
example of a neighborhood on the picture. How is the Landscape Picture
neighborhood similar to their own neighborhood? How is it different?
|After the students have identified a neighborhood and analyzed it,
ask the students to draw a line around the area they would consider to
be a neighborhood. Have the students share their ideas. Do the other
students agree with their boundary line? Why or why not? Have the
students explain why certain things are included in their neighborhood,
why other things are excluded. (There are no correct or incorrect
answers. The purpose is to stimulate students' thoughts about their