Pizza & Neighborhoods

Students will research neighborhoods in their city and create a signature pizza representing a neighborhood/area (current or historical identity) of their choice with less than 500 calories per slice.

What Pilot Light Teachers are saying:

“My students were able to use reading skills to identify key details when analyzing neighborhood descriptions. My students loved this lesson.” – 5th grade teacher


Lesson Topics:

Understanding Communities & Community Identities

Curricular Connections:

Common Core English Language Arts:
Grades K-12 Reading: Informational Text: Key Ideas and Details (Standard 1), Craft and Structure (Standards 5, 6), Integration of Knowledge and Ideas (Standard 7)
Grades K-12 Writing: Text Types and Purposes: (Standards 1,2)

Common Core Math:
Grades 1-5: Number and Operations in Base Ten
Grades 3-5: Number and Operations – Fractions

Illinois Social Science Learning Standards:
Grades K-12: Geography, Inquiry Skills, Civics Standards, Economics and Financial Literacy

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