El Paso Texas
• Review: Who can find El Paso on our
• A community is a place where people
live, work and play together
• Geography is the study of Earth and how
people live on it
• Spanish for “the pass”
• Lies in between 2 sets of Mountains/ Who
can point to those mountains on our map?
• On the border of Mexico, Southern part
El PASO TODAY!
• Important for metals, clothing, oil and food
• Railroads are ran by both Spanish and American
• They do get snow here! Wow!!
• In the Mountain Time Zone (What mountains is
El Paso by?
• Remember, in some cultures, it is normal
to have grandparents, aunts or uncles
living with immediate family
• What kinds of jobs do people have in our
• Is Jackson a small or large community?
The History of El Paso
• Is over 400 years old!!!
• FIRST settled by Native Americans, THEN
• What river separates El Paso from
• How can you travel to Mexico?
• Are in special places, people work
together and places have a history as well
• What traditions does your family have?
• What traditions does our community
United States Communities
• Location is where something can be found
• Culture is the way people live including their religion,
food, clothing, holidays, music, and language
• Before roads were built, where did communities often
• Goods were sent by boat on the river
• Who can point to Astoria on our Map?
• It is located where the Pacific River meets the Columbia
• 200 years old! People (Ancestors) came from Norway,
Denmark, Finland and Sweeden/ Let’s find these
countries on the map!
• What can people do near the ocean?
• The Astoria Bridge pg. 20 is one of the
longest bridges of its kind connecting the
states of Oregon and Washington!
• The Astoria Column is 125 ft high and
people can climb its’ 164 spiral steps to
see a view of the ocean and Astoria
• Where is Wilmington located on our map?
• Located between the Carpe Fear River and the
• FIRST settled by Native Americans THEN by the
• More than 250 years old!
• People visit many places like:
• Airlie Gardens (to see flowers and birds)
• Bald Head Island (to swim!)
• Fort Fisher (a sand fort!)
• Who can find Denver on our map?
• Located at the bottom of the Rocky Mountains!
• Located where 2 rivers meet
• The city is in the middle part of the U.S.
• Native Americans were first here, then fur
traders and gold miners!
• It is the largest city in Colorado
• It is called the Mile High city! (one mile
above seal level) see map!
• Coins are made here in Denver (only one
of four U.S. cities)
• “City of Mysteries” Find it on the map! What
continent is Mali on?
• Used to be a very wealthy city/ camels would
carry gold and salt packs on their back!
• Why do you think salt was needed?
• Used to be a learning/religious center/ a
university was here!
• Fewer people live there today
• Their culture is very different from the U.S. see pics on
pg. 28 Three mosques (places of worship) are
important to this city!
• Main Language: French
• Homes are made from mud bricks!
• Few roads! Most travel by: walking, bus or camel!
How do we pass on Culture??
• A long time ago, there was no written
language. People did not write down their
stories like we do today. Stories were
often told orally, so that people could learn
about their history and culture. In Mali,
these people are called Griots! Can you
say (Gree- oats?)
• Do we still tell stories today? Yes!
Compare/Contrast these Cities
• We can use a Venn Diagram to compare
and contrast cities.