Lesson Plan

Here Are Our Homes

What kinds of homes do we live in? In this lesson, students will explore and describe different types of homes. By the end of this lesson, students will have created a visual of their own homes and write about them!
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In the first grade lesson plan, Here Are Our Homes, social studies, reading, and writing come together to help learners think critically about various forms of houses and homes. As they examine everything from trailers and apartments to farms and houseboats, children are encouraged to use descriptive words, phrases, and drawings to compare and contrast the different kinds of homes. Then young learners will get a chance to draw a picture of their own home, detailing their own thoughts, feelings, and ideas about the place they call “home.”

Learning Objectives

Students will be able to name, describe, and write about various types of homes in the community.


(5 minutes)
Anecdotal Notes Assessment ChartHomes for HumansHome Word Cut-outsMy Home
  • Distribute "home words" to six students in the classroom. Tell the students that they will be guessing the names of several types of homes.
  • Display Homes for Humans, beginning with the first home.
  • Ask the students to guess the word that describes the home.
  • Ask the students if anyone thinks that they have that word.
  • Either write the corresponding words on the interactive whiteboard, or tape the word to the paper copy.
  • Tell the students that they will be learning more about the homes that people live in.