The Land
Age 7-9: Concept 1 - Environment: Unit 2

In this unit your child will learn about a variety of different types of maps, the parts of a map, and how to use maps. She will learn about resources found in the environment and how resources are used and conserved. She will also explore farming in the U.S. For her final project, she will create her own island environment.

This unit can be used independently but is designed to be used in conjunction with the literature unit Sarah, Plain and Tall.


  • Able to read and comprehend chapter books on a 3rd or early 4th grade reading level
  • Can answer comprehension questions about a chapter in a journal
  • Able to write three or four sentences on a topic
  • Usually used by children in third grade

Table of Contents

  • Lesson 1: Where You Live
  • Lesson 2: Types of Maps
  • Lesson 3: Reading Maps (2 Days)
  • Lesson 4: Natural Resources (2 Days)
  • Lesson 5: Conserving Natural Resources
  • Lesson 6: Environment of the United States (2 Days)
  • Lesson 7: Farming In the U.S. (2 Days)
  • Lesson 8: My Environment (2 Days)
  • Final Project: My Own Island

Summary of Skills

Moving Beyond the Page is based on state and national standards. These standards are covered in this unit.
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