Landmarks Scavenger Hunt

  • Kindergarten, First Grade
  • Social Studies, ESL
  • 125 minutes
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September 10, 2015
by Natalie Chari

Help your kids learn about landmarks with this lesson that takes them on a field trip around the school and has them record their findings in writing.

Learning Objectives

Students will be able to identify the different kinds of landmarks in their neighbourhood.

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Lesson

Introduction (5 minutes)

  • Tell students that today they're going to take a short field trip.
  • Tell students that, as a class, they will be walking around in the neighborhood and identifying different types of landmarks, or parts of your neighborhood that are easily recognizable.

Explicit Instruction/Teacher Modeling (10 minutes)

  • Name or draw the landmarks you will encounter on the board.
  • You can show the students pictures of the landmarks on a computer or electronic tablet if you feel it will help your class.

Guided Practice/Interactive Modeling (60 minutes)

  • Hand out the Types of Landmarks worksheet to each student. Explain the directions to them.
  • Take the students out for a walk around the neighborhood.
  • Make sure that they circle the landmarks that are in your neighborhood.

Independent Working Time (30 minutes)

  • Ask students to draw and write in their journals about the field trip, specifically what they see and the landmarks you discussed earlier.

Extend

Differentiation

  • Enrichment: For advanced students, let them write their journal entries on their own and set sentence and vocabulary minimums for them to complete.
  • Support: For support students, assist them with their journal entries, letting them use the worksheet or a list of local landmarks to help them along.

Review

Assessment (10 minutes)

  • Ask the students what landmarks they've seen today in their neighbourhood.
  • Ask the students what landmarks they haven't seen today and why they think that that's the case.

Review and Closing (10 minutes)

  • Discuss today's lesson and ask the students what their favorite part of the lesson was.
  • If time permits, draw a rough sketch of the neighborhood, labeling landmarks, on the board with your class' assistance.

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