What's in My Neighborhood?

Contributor: Meghan Vestal. Lesson ID: 12066

Have you ever really paid attention to what is in your neighborhood? Are there places you like to go, places you have to go, and places you would like to go to? Tour your area and draw what you see!


Social Studies

Social Studies
learning style
Kinesthetic, Visual
personality style
Grade Level
Primary (K-2)
Lesson Type
Dig Deeper

Lesson Plan - Get It!


What are three of your favorite places in your neighborhood? Why do you enjoy visiting these places? What would it be like to build your own neighborhood?

In the last Related Lesson of our My Neighborhood series, found in the right-hand sidebar, you began studying your neighborhood by determining what type of neighborhood you live in.

Do you live in a city, a town, or the country? How do you know? Tell your teacher or parent about where you live.

In this lesson, you will learn about some of the things you might find in a neighborhood, then describe some of the things found in your neighborhood.

To learn about some of the places found in a neighborhood, you will watch a video. The video will show many places that can be found in a neighborhood. After each location is shown, pause the video. Discuss the following questions with your teacher or parent:

  • What happens at this location?
  • Can this location be found in my neighborhood?

Make sure to pause the video and discuss the questions after each location is shown. Watch “What's in Your Town? - Town Vocabulary By ELF Learning”:


When you are finished watching the video, discuss the following questions with your teacher or parent:

  • Can you think of any places from your neighborhood that were not featured in the video?
  • What locations shown in the video are not a part of your neighborhood?
  • At the beginning of the lesson, you were asked to name your three favorite places in your neighborhood. Were any of these three locations shown in the video?

Each neighborhood has unique places. Sometimes, a place found in one neighborhood may not be found in another neighborhood. For example, your neighborhood might not have a coffee shop, whereas many other neighborhoods do.

When you are ready, move on to the Got It? section and play a neighborhood matching game!

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