Community Teacher Resources
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My Book About Community Helpers: Mini-Book
Teach children about all the people that help to make our communities safe and healthy places to live with this printable book. From firefighters and mail carriers to doctors and trash collectors, students practice reading as they learn about the important jobs these community helpers perform.
K - 3rd English Language Arts CCSS: Adaptable
New Review Taking Action!
Motivate young scientists to stand up and take action with this environmental science lesson. To begin, the class works in small groups brainstorming actions that support the conservation of the earth before creating and implementing an action plan aimed at making positive changes in the community.
4th - 8th Science CCSS: Adaptable
Lesson 1 - Community Social Studies Unit
Some problems are so big it takes an entire community to solve them. So was the case in the children's book Humphrey the Lost Whale: A True Story by Wendy Tokuda and Richard Hall. This primary grade lesson uses a class read-aloud of this amazing tale to teach young learners about what is means to be part of a community.
K - 2nd English Language Arts CCSS: Adaptable
All about Me!
Celebrate the uniqueness of your students with this character building instructional activity series. In order to learn about and appreciate diversity and individuality, children create All About Me books by cutting out and drawing pictures that represent their personal interests, family members, home environment, and local community before making a pledge to be respectful and responsible citizens.
K - 2nd Social Studies & History CCSS: Adaptable
Building a Community: Responsibility and Leadership
Somewhere around 660,000 South African children have been orphaned due to AIDS diagnoses in their family. Carol Dyanti, or Mama Carol, has dedicated herself to providing for these children. Discuss other prominent figures and their effect (either positive or negative) on society.
8th - 10th English Language Arts
An excellent activity on members of a community awaits your first graders. Student pairs share about their mom and dad's job, then a class list is made. Next, an excellent PowerPoint on Community Helpers is shown. Learners then go to the computer lab, and utilize the program Insipiration to make a trading card depicting a community helper of their choice.
1st Social Studies & History
First graders explore the different products and services provided by community helpers. In this community helpers lesson, learners participate in a role playing activity where the students transform into community helpers. They break into teams, one provides a service the other provides a product.
1st Social Studies & History
Tenth graders consider the impact of individual contributions to the good of communities. In this diversity lesson plan, 10th graders discuss the types of groups that people belong to as well as motives behind the actions of individuals. Students complete a jigsaw reading activity of Whale Rider and respond to the discussion questions that accompany it.
10th English Language Arts
How Do We All Live Together?
Explore the concepts of community and point of view with these activities complementing the children's book Voices in the Park by Anthony Browne. Following a class reading of the story, ask students to either draw a map of the neighborhood described in the book, create another version of story from different point of view, or write a newspaper article from multiple perspectives.
K - 5th English Language Arts CCSS: Adaptable
Blogging to Create a Community of Writer's: Lesson 2 of 6
Using this instructional activity on blogs, you can lead your class through the process of setting up a blog, writing a blog entry, editing their work, and more. There is a link to the blog site used, and attachments of blog entries.
6th English Language Arts
Blogging To Create A Community of Writers #1: Setting Up The Blog
Writer's workshop is an idea that's been around for years. Students write, read, and comment on each others writing in an authentic and thoughtful way. Here is a 21st century twist, 6th graders will use the class blog to create a community of writers in the classroom.
6th Technology & Engineering
New Review Drafting Board: Community Service
Should schools impose community service graduation requirements? In the final lesson of the Drafting Board series, learners solidify their practice of crafting an argument supported by sound reason and evidence.
6th - 12th English Language Arts CCSS: Designed
When You Were My Age, What Was This Place Like?
Here is a lesson plan that includes many great ideas for investigating and discovering how our communities have physically changed over the years, and how land use changes over time may affect a community's water supply. The lesson plan's procedures include conducting interviews with members of the community and designing an oral report on what was learned throughout the process.
7th - 12th English Language Arts CCSS: Adaptable
New Review Around the Block
Arthur and his friends help children explore the concepts of family, community, and diversity in a fun series of activities. From performing peer interviews to mapping out the different places students have lived or visited, this resource offers great ideas for building a strong classroom community in the early weeks of the school year.
K - 4th Social Studies & History CCSS: Adaptable
Exploring Arizona's Biotic Communities Lesson 4: Which Team Are You On?
Who is not drawn to trading cards? In this lesson, junior ecologists create a trading card of an animal or plant from one of Arizona's biotic communities. Gorgeous sample cards are provided in the lesson plan as well as a plethora of resource links that learners can use to collect information.
6th - 10th Science
Read to Learn
Students explore the concept of community helpers. In this community helper lesson, students brainstorm the community helpers in their neighborhood after reading a book about jobs in the community. Students then host a community helper day in which parents/volunteers from the community come in to share what they do and why their job is important.
Pre-K - K English Language Arts
Service Learning in the Social Studies
Active Citizenship Today (ACT) is a "unique social studies service learning program" that requires learners to learn about the public policy associated with community issues they identify in their local community. This web site provides a step-by-step guide to implementing ACT with your students.
7th - 12th Social Studies & History
Careers - Community Helpers
Different types of community helpers are the focus of this sociology instructional activity. Learners read the book Community Helpers from A to Z, choose a community helper to focus on, complete a graphic organizer, draw a picture of their helper, and write three facts about their helper.
2nd Social Studies & History
Introduction to Community Helpers
Learners are introduced to the concept of community helpers. They read a story about community helpers, brainstorm previous knowledge about these occupations and people, illustrate a chosen community helper and write a sentence to go with it.
K English Language Arts