Our Homes of the World lesson plan introduces students to the wide variety of places throughout the world people call a house or home. Many young students do not realize that everyone does not live in a house or apartment like theirs, and a home in another part of the world may be much different. However, it is stressed that regardless of the physical design of a living space, it is still a home to those who live there, and the size and location does not change that fact or make anyone better, worse, good, or bad. During this lesson, students are asked to use their creativity in order to complete an assignment with a partner in which they design a home using 3D materials. Students are also asked to match given descriptions to the correct type of home.
At the end of the lesson, students will be able to define house and home, identify homes from around the world, compare the different homes and list some characteristics of the homes.
Common Core State Standards: CCSS.ELA-LITERACY.RI.1.4, CCSS.ELA-LITERACY.RI.1.6, CCSS.ELA-LITERACY.RI.1.7, CCSS.ELA-LITERACY.RI.2.4, CCSS.ELA-LITERACY.RI.2.6, CCSS.ELA-LITERACY.RI.2.7, CCSS.ELA-LITERACY.RI.3.1, CCSS.ELA-LITERACY.RI.3.4, CCSS.ELA-LITERACY.RI.3.7