There's a huge world for children to explore within their own communities, and this book provides the perfect place for them to start. Use the reproducible building fronts and vehicles to create a familiar neighborhood setting then let your students’ imaginations do the rest. From their own homes to fire stations to construction sites, social awareness is taught in conjunction with a variety of new concepts and vocabulary words that draw upon children's interests. It includes 10 mini-books, seven file-folder games, 60 reproducible patterns, 80 literature links, and a wealth of cross-curricular activities to reinforce each new concept. It also supports NCSS and NAEYC, standards.