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IEL Tip Sheet

Title: Who Are the People in Your Neighborhood?
Languages: English
Spanish Version: ¿Quiénes son mis vecinos?
Polish Version: Kto mieszka w naszym sąsiedztwie?
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
Self Care/Life Skills
Social Science
Age Levels:
(the age of the children to whom the article applies).
Preschoolers (Age 3 Through Age 5)
Learning Areas: MATHEMATICS
Goals: 10. Begin to make predictions and collect data information.
15. Explore economic systems and human interdependence.
16. Develop an awareness of the self and his or her uniqueness and individuality.
17. Explore geography, the child’s environment, and where people live, work, and play.
18. Explore people and families.
Learning Standards: 10.A. Generate questions and processes for answering them.
10.B. Organize and describe data and information.
15.A. Explore roles in the economic system and workforce.
16.A. Explore his or her self and personal history.
17.A. Explore environments and where people live.
18.A. Explore people, their similarities, and their differences.
Benchmarks: 10.A.ECa. With teacher assistance, come up with meaningful questions that can be answered through gathering information.
10.A.ECb. Gather data about themselves and their surroundings to answer meaningful questions.
10.B.ECa. Organize, represent, and analyze information using concrete objects, pictures, and graphs, with teacher support.
15.A.ECa. Describe some common jobs and what is needed to perform those jobs.
15.A.ECb. Discuss why people work.
16.A.ECa. Recall information about the immediate past.
17.A.ECa. Locate objects and places in familiar environments.
17.A.ECb. Express beginning geographic thinking.
18.A.ECa. Recognize similarities and differences in people.