Procedure Day One
Gather your students around you and ask, “What do you think people need to live?" Steer students away from answers like video games and television. The answers you are seeking are air, water, food, clothing and shelter.
Say, “Things such as food, shelter and clothing can be different depending on where you live. People adapt to where they live. If you live in a cold place, you might need a coat to adapt or be comfortable. If you live by the ocean, you may be able to catch fish for your food. Today we are going to talk about shelters or homes."
Say, “Why do we need shelter?" To keep us safe and protect us from sun, wind rain, snow, animals, etc.
Say, “We are going to read a book that shows us that shelters can be very different in other parts of the world. Even in the United States, homes can vary depending on where they are. In California, homes are built to protect against earthquakes. In some places, air conditioning is not needed but in others, it is necessary. In colder climates, extra insulation and heavier windows are used to kept homes warm. We will see that the kinds of homes people live in depend on where they live." Use a globe to point to different places as you read.