|Activity: There's No Place Like Home|
- Walk around your neighborhood and look at what makes it unique. Point out how it is similar to other places you have been and how it is different. Talk about what animals and plants live in your neighborhood. Look at the buildings and discuss their uses. Are there features designed to meet weather conditions, such as window shutters or sun rooms? Do the shapes of some buildings tell us how they were used in the past or how they are used now?
- If you live near a park, a lake, a river, a stream or a creek, take your children there and spend time talking about its uses. If you live near an historical site, visit it and talk about what happened there and why it's important. Look for other points of interest in your town and learn more about them.
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