Social Studies - 2019-20

K.4 - Relative Location

The student will describe the relative location of people, places, and things by using positional words, with emphasis on near/far, above/below, left/right, and behind/in front.

Adopted: 2015

BIG IDEAS

  • Where I live affects how I live.
  • Knowing a specific location helps me find my way around.
  • There are certain words like near and in front of that can help me find the location of a store. 

UNDERSTANDING THE STANDARD

The location of people, places, and things can be described in terms of their relationship to other people, places, and things.

There are certain words that help us describe where people, places, and things are located.

ESSENTIALS

Terms to know (positional words)

  • near, far
  • above, below
  • left, right
  • behind, in front of

Positional words are used daily to describe where people, places, and things are located in relation to each other.

KEY VOCABULARY

Updated: May 18, 2018