1st Grade: We Built this City


First graders built a city during one of their latest units of inquiry. Focusing on tools to identify a place, they used a 2D blueprint to create 3D models!


Students asked themselves: What sort of services do we need in a city? What forms of transportation do we need? How can we leave space for nature in a city?


They learned the names of buildings in English and French, and used directions in French to orientate themselves within the city.