Units

 Communities

My community and region today

•My urban, suburban, or rural community can be located on a map.
•Urban, suburban, and rural communities differ from place to place.
•Events, people, traditions, practices, and ideas make up my urban, suburban, or rural community.
•Communities in the future may be different in many ways.
 All About Work

Rights, responsibilities, and roles of citizenship

•People living in rural, urban, and suburban communities may have conflicts over rules, rights, and responsibilities.
•Citizens can participate in decision making, problem solving, and conflict resolution.
 People of Our Past

•My urban, suburban, or rural community has changed over time.
•Roles and responsibilities of families in rural, urban, and suburban communities change over time.
 Our Government

Making and changing rules and laws

•People in rural, urban, and suburban communities develop rules and laws to govern and protect community members.
•Our local communities have elected and appointed leaders who make, enforce, and interpret rules and laws.
 Geography

People depending on and modifying the physical environment

•Rural, urban, and suburban communities are influenced by geographic and environmental factors.
•Lifestyles in rural, urban, and suburban communities are influenced by environmental and geographic factors.

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