11 CHAPTER 1 The Land We Call Home How can we locate and describe places in New England and Massachusetts? CHAPTER COMPREHENSION STRATEGY (BBR): Learn to Preview LESSON 1: New England Student Edition pp 20–28 Teacher Guide pp 14–21 Student Guide pp 9–14 KEY IDEAS Geography is the study of the earth and the people, animals, and plants living on it. Places have natural features and human features. New England is made up of six states: Connecticut, Rhode Island, Massachusetts, Vermont, New Hampshire, and Maine. We can use maps to locate places. STANDARDS LS3.1 On a map of the United States, locate the New England states (Connecticut, Rhode Island, Massachusetts, Vermont, New Hampshire, Maine) and the Atlantic Ocean. (G) CS3.4 Use cardinal directions, map scales, legends, and titles to locate places on contemporary maps of New England, Massachusetts, and the local community. (G) CS3.5 Describe the difference between a contemporary map of their city or town and the map of their city or town in the 18th, 19th, and 20th century. (H, G) COMPREHENSION STRATEGY (Become a Better Reader) Preview Images LESSON 2: Massachusetts Student Edition pp 29–42 Teacher Guide pp 22–28 Student Guide 15 –20 KEY IDEAS Massachusetts is located on the East Coast next to the Atlantic Ocean. We can use maps to locate cities, towns, and rivers in Massachusetts. Massachusetts’ people and places are not all the same. STANDARDS LS3.1 On a map of Massachusetts, locate major cities and towns, Cape Ann, Cape Cod, the Connecticut River, the Merrimack River, the Charles River, and the Berkshire Hills. (G) LS3.8 On a map of Massachusetts, locate the class’s home town or city and its local geographic features and landmarks. (G) LS3.9 Identify historic buildings, monuments, or sites in the area and explain their purpose and significance. (H, C) COMPREHENSION STRATEGY (Become a Better Reader) Preview Headings and Key Ideas
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