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IEL Tip Sheet

Title: Neighborhood Geography with Young Children
Languages: English
Spanish Version: La geografía del barrio para niños pequeños
Polish Version: Zajęcia z geografii - przedszkolaki poznają swoją najbliższą okolicę
Chinese Version: 孩子和邻近地理
Korean Version: 유아와 함께 하는 이웃 지리 탐색
Source of Publisher: Illinois Early Learning Project
Length of article: Short
Setting for which the article is intended: Home
Family Child Care
Child Care Center
Preschool Program
Intended Audience: Parents/Family
Keywords: Classroom Activities
Family Activities
Language Arts
Language Development
Outdoor Activities
Project Approach
Social Science
Age Levels:
(the age of the children to whom the article applies).
Preschoolers (Age 3 Through Age 5)
Learning Areas: MATHEMATICS
Goals: 9. Explore concepts of geometry and spatial relations.
17. Explore geography, the child’s environment, and where people live, work, and play.
Learning Standards: 9.B. Demonstrate an understanding of location and ordinal position, using appropriate vocabulary.
17.A. Explore environments and where people live.
Benchmarks: 9.B.ECb. Use appropriate vocabulary for identifying location and ordinal position.
17.A.ECa. Locate objects and places in familiar environments.
17.A.ECb. Express beginning geographic thinking.