Curriculum Resources: Harcourt Social Studies-Our Communities
Unit 1: Citizenship and Government
Big Idea: Communities depend on citizens to participate in their government.
Unit 2: Physical Geography
Big Idea: Different communities have different landforms and bodies of water. People change and adapt to their surroundings.
Unit 3: Economics
Big Idea: Communities provide goods and services.
Unit 4: Learning about Communities
Big Idea: Communities are alike and different and are found all over the world.
Unit 5: Our Country's History
Big Idea: Every community has a unique history. Some features of a community change, while others stay the same, over time.