• Where in the World Are We?


boy standing while reading map

Essential Questions

  • How does reading informational text help us understand our world?

    How are tools used to determine location?

    What tools are used to determine location?

    Why knowing “where you are” is important?

TEKS Addressed

  • English Language Arts

    (19) Research/Research Plan. Students ask open-ended research questions and develop a plan for answering them. Students (with adult assistance) are expected to: (A) ask questions about topics of class-wide interest; and (B) decide what sources or people in the classroom, school, library, or home can answer these questions. 

    (20) Research/Gathering Sources. Students determine, locate, and explore the full range of relevant sources addressing a research question and systematically record the information they gather. Students (with adult assistance) are expected to: (A) gather evidence from provided text sources; and (B) use pictures in conjunction with writing when documenting research.

    Social Studies

    (4) Geography. The student understands the concept of location. The student is expected to: (A) use terms, including over, under, near, far, left, and right, to describe relative location; (B) locate places on the school campus and describe their relative locations; and (C) identify tools that aid in determining location, including maps and globes