I taught kindergarten for 16 years and was a district k-1 strategist for 2. I have a masters degree in curriculum and instruction from Dallas Baptist and a doctorate in early childhood studies with a minor in curriculum and instruction from the University of North Texas. I am currently working for Dallas ISD as a prek instructional specialist.
As part of our learning about our community we made a brace map to show the places that make up our city. First we brainstormed a list of places in our city. Then each student chose one of the places to illustrate. After we finished our drawings we sorted them by the type of service they provided or the type of place they are. Then we created our brace map.
Here are a few good books about neighborhoods and communities.