As part of the second grade social studies curriculum students had the chance to think beyond our concrete jungle in their urban, suburban and rural unit.
How is transportation different in a suburb verses urban areas? What are the advantages and disadvantages to living in each different community?
These are just a few of the discussions students had as they learned the key features of the three types of communities through neighborhood walking-trips and literature. For the final project, students divided into their preferred community to create murals using collage and drawings. Unfortunately, for some parents the study resulted in a few students discovering that sometimes the grass is greener on the other side and have since been asking for a yard and puppy. Time to remind them how amazing Brooklyn pizza is and how exciting riding the subway can be.