Communities
Chapter 1
Lessons 1, 2 and 3
El Paso Texas
• Review: Who can find El Paso on our
map?
• A community is a place where people
live, work and play togethe...
El Paso
• Spanish for “the pass”
• Lies in between 2 sets of Mountains/ Who
can point to those mountains on our map?
• On ...
El PASO TODAY!
• Important for metals, clothing, oil and food
• Railroads are ran by both Spanish and American
workers (bo...
Communities
• Remember, in some cultures, it is normal
to have grandparents, aunts or uncles
living with immediate family
...
The History of El Paso
• Is over 400 years old!!!
• FIRST settled by Native Americans, THEN
the Spanish
• What river separ...
Communties
• Are in special places, people work
together and places have a history as well
as traditions
• What traditions...
United States Communities
• Location is where something can be found
• Culture is the way people live including their reli...
Astoria, Oregon
• Who can point to Astoria on our Map?
• It is located where the Pacific River meets the Columbia
Ocean
• ...
ASTORIA TODAY!
• The Astoria Bridge pg. 20 is one of the
longest bridges of its kind connecting the
states of Oregon and W...
Wilmington, NC
• Where is Wilmington located on our map?
• Located between the Carpe Fear River and the
Atlantic Ocean
• F...
Wilmington, NC
• People visit many places like:
• Airlie Gardens (to see flowers and birds)
• Bald Head Island (to swim!)
...
Denver Colorado
• Who can find Denver on our map?
• Located at the bottom of the Rocky Mountains!
• Located where 2 rivers...
DENVER TODAY!
• It is the largest city in Colorado
• It is called the Mile High city! (one mile
above seal level) see map!...
Timbuktu, Mali
• “City of Mysteries” Find it on the map! What
continent is Mali on?
• Used to be a very wealthy city/ came...
TIMBUKTU TODAY!
• Fewer people live there today
• Their culture is very different from the U.S. see pics on
pg. 28 Three m...
How do we pass on Culture??
• A long time ago, there was no written
language. People did not write down their
stories like...
Compare/Contrast these Cities
• We can use a Venn Diagram to compare
and contrast cities.
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Chapter 1 communities

  1. 1. Communities Chapter 1 Lessons 1, 2 and 3
  2. 2. El Paso Texas • Review: Who can find El Paso on our map? • A community is a place where people live, work and play together • Geography is the study of Earth and how people live on it
  3. 3. El Paso • 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
  4. 4. El PASO TODAY! • Important for metals, clothing, oil and food • Railroads are ran by both Spanish and American workers (border) • They do get snow here! Wow!! • In the Mountain Time Zone (What mountains is El Paso by?
  5. 5. Communities • 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 community? • Is Jackson a small or large community?
  6. 6. The History of El Paso • Is over 400 years old!!! • FIRST settled by Native Americans, THEN the Spanish • What river separates El Paso from Mexico? • How can you travel to Mexico?
  7. 7. Communties • Are in special places, people work together and places have a history as well as traditions • What traditions does your family have? • What traditions does our community have?
  8. 8. 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 start? Why? • Goods were sent by boat on the river
  9. 9. Astoria, Oregon • Who can point to Astoria on our Map? • It is located where the Pacific River meets the Columbia Ocean • 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?
  10. 10. ASTORIA TODAY! • 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
  11. 11. Wilmington, NC • Where is Wilmington located on our map? • Located between the Carpe Fear River and the Atlantic Ocean • FIRST settled by Native Americans THEN by the English • More than 250 years old!
  12. 12. Wilmington, NC • People visit many places like: • Airlie Gardens (to see flowers and birds) • Bald Head Island (to swim!) • Fort Fisher (a sand fort!)
  13. 13. Denver Colorado • 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!
  14. 14. DENVER TODAY! • 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)
  15. 15. Timbuktu, Mali • “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!
  16. 16. TIMBUKTU TODAY! • 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!
  17. 17. 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!
  18. 18. Compare/Contrast these Cities • We can use a Venn Diagram to compare and contrast cities.

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