Nystrom Education

NEIGHBORHOODS NEAR AND FARExplore a nine-block imaginary neighborhood—and the world—with this comprehensive yearlong curriculum


Nystrom’s Exploring Where and Why, Grade 1

Beginning by exploring neighborhoods—the geographic “regions” most familiar to first graders—a full year of cross-curricular social studies activities jump off from the Block Buddy Atlas and the other components in this extensive program. Units emphasize the themes of places to live, places to work, and places to learn.


  • 15 Block Buddy Atlases
    Sample pages from the atlas
  • One 290-page teacher's guide with step-by-step lesson plans and reproducible handouts
    Sample pages from the guide
  • 15 information literacy lessons
  • 1 literacy library with 12 age-appropriate fiction and nonfiction trade books, plus cross-curricular activities
  • 6 nine-inch globes (with cradle mounts) emphasizing the continents
  • 30 laminated, markable, double-sided desk maps (11"h x 17"w) showing business and residential neighborhoods
    Sample images of the maps

  • 30 laminated, markable, double-sided desk maps (11"h x 17"w) showing the U.S. and the world
  • 2 laminated, markable wall maps (33"h x 50"w) matching the desk maps showing business and residential neighborhoods
  • 1 laminated, markable, double-sided floor map (26"h x 38"w) of two neighborhoods, plus 20 model buildings to use with the floor map
  • 30 fine-tip markers, 4 wide-tip markers
  • 1 cart to organize and store all components

A Spanish-language version of this program is also available.Nystrom

QuantityOrder CodeISBNMedia/ContentPrice
N2EWW1L-WBNYS 9780782512427 Additional literacy library $175.00

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