Communities

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Expand the social awareness of young students with our Communities Lesson Plan.  This interactive lesson prepares students to define the types of communities:  urban, suburban, and rural; and identify several characteristics of each.  Critical thinking skills are developed as students compare and contrast the different communities.

Communities Lesson Plan Includes:

  • Full Teacher Guidelines with Creative Teaching Ideas
  • Instructional Content Pages about Communities
  • Community types cut and paste activity
  • Community types matching practice worksheet
  • Community homework worksheet
  • Answer Keys
  • Common Core State Standards
  • Many Additional Links and Resources
  • Built for Grades 1-3 but can be adapted for other grade levels.

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Expand the social awareness of young students with our Communities Lesson Plan.  This interactive lesson prepares students to define the types of communities:  urban, suburban, and rural; and identify several characteristics of each.  Critical thinking skills are developed as students compare and contrast the different communities.

Sample Classroom Procedure / Teacher Resources Snippet:

  1. Show images or videos of the different types of communities. Ask students: What is the same or different in each image/video?  Which type of community do you live in?
  2. Allow for responses and discussion. Introduce the three types of communities.
  3. Distribute Communities content pages. Read and review the information with the students. Use additional resources for extra content and understanding for the students.
  4. During the content reading ask: What are some examples of rules and laws?  What are different things you could do to be a good citizen?
    What are some responsibilities of good citizens?  What responsibilities do you have at home?
    What things do you do to care for your neighbors?
    What are some activities that take place in your community?
  5. Allow for responses and discussion.
  6. Distribute Activity page. Students work alone. Distribute scissors and glue. (Use magazines for access to additional images if possible.) Allow time for students to complete the activity.
  7. Allow student volunteers to share activity responses.
  8. Distribute Practice page. Check and review with students when completed. Ask students about some things all communities share.
  9. Distribute Homework page. Check and review the information. Ask students to share other possible scenarios for each community.
  10. In closing, ask students which community they would move to if they had a choice, and why?

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Common Core State Standards:
CCSS.ELA-Literacy.RI.1.4,   CCSS.ELA-Literacy.RI.1.6,  CCSS.ELA-Literacy.RI.1.7,  CCSS.ELA-Literacy.RI.2.4,  CCSS.ELA-Literacy.RI.2.7,  CCSS.ELA-Literacy.RI.3.4,  CCSS.ELA-Literacy.RI.3.7

Class Sessions (45 minutes):  2 class sessions

Additional Resources:

Want more social studies resources? Check out our other Social Studies Lesson Plans!

Additional information

Grade Level

1st Grade, 2nd Grade, 3rd Grade

Subject

Social Studies

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10/30/2018
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I loved this plan.

I had an enjoyable time with this plan, my daughter loved going through it and enjoyed the activity involved as well.

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09/26/2018
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Fabulous resource

This is an excellent lesson. Very well organized and easy to follow.

JC
08/17/2017
Jacqueline C.
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Communitities

Wonderful lesson plan, with great resources!