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144 resources with the keyterm communities

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Something Fishy in Ontario

For Teachers 4th
Students create a diorama of the habitat of the fish of their choice, along with a research paper. They research habitats, the factors which affect specific habitats, and how fish adapt to different habitats in order to meet their unique...
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All Around Town

For Teachers 2nd
Here is a well-developed series of lessons designed for second graders which will lead them to a greater understanding of what makes up a community. Here are some of the essential questions addressed in the activity: Who helps you in...
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Fill In The GAPP

For Teachers K - 1st
Youngsters discover what recycling is and identify things that can be recycled. They use both video and Internet resources to aid them in their study. This is a well-designed instructional activity with excellent activities and a...
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Lesson 1 - Community Social Studies Unit

For Teachers K - 2nd Standards
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...
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Community Action

For Teachers 5th
Fifth graders decide how one uses resources within a particular bioregion.  In this decision making activity, 5th graders consider the biodiversity and complexity of the ecosystem.  Students select a resource (water, paper, electricity)...
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Population and Community

For Teachers 3rd
Ecologically speaking, populations and communities are two very distinct entities. Once learners are coached as to the meaning of these words, they are asked to choose photographs on each ensuing slide that allow them to make up specific...
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Land Plan Challenge

For Teachers 4th - 9th
Links to two different versions of this mapping activity are available. In "The Small Version," youngsters design a town, keeping the water supply in mind. In "The Large Version," they also design a town, but they consider services and...
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What is a Philanthropist?

For Teachers K - 2nd Standards
What does a philanthropist do? Help your class explore philanthropy using character development and literacy ideas. Learners will define and give examples of philanthropy, listen to The Lion and the Mouse, discuss how the characters help...
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What Makes Our Community Special?

For Teachers 6th - 9th
Young sociologists take a look at what factors make a community special. They work together in groups to create a PowerPoint presentation about their own community's uniqueness. Digital photographs and slides which portray special events...
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Let's go to the Video Tape!

For Teachers 9th - 12th
Using actual data from a deep-sea video survey, high school marine biologists consider the biodiversity, compare species richness between two communities, and learn to calculate the diversity index. The lesson plan is all-inclusive,...
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Community Ecology

For Students 9th - Higher Ed
Chart ecological community interactions and answer questions about niche, defenses, trophic structure, and succession. This community ecology worksheet provides a general overview of the interactions that occur among organisms that share...
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A Sense of Community

For Teachers 1st
First graders engage in this interesting series of lessons about community. They view images of communities of people working and playing together, and come up with their own piece of artwork that reflects their sense of community at...
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Under the City

For Teachers 2nd
Offering a unique take on the study of transportation, this lesson plan explores the New York subway system. What a fascinating way to broach this topic! Learners read a story about taking the subway, learn related vocabulary, and...
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Ecosystems

For Teachers 3rd - 8th
An in-depth look at ecosystems is outlined in this 13-slide PowerPoint. Students will learn about different types of ecosystems on our earth. An activity is provided on slide eight, as well as three scenarios to analyze on slide nine....
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Why Live Near Water?

For Teachers 1st - 6th
Students explore why communities settle in locations where land and water meet. They create three-dimensional models to demonstrate their understanding of the numerous needs water serves. They then analyze the importance of water to...
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My Community: Then and Now

For Teachers 6th - 8th
Students compare and contrast their community to what it was like 50 years ago. They research various aspects of their community and compare and contrast with what it is like now. Students present and discuss their findings.
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A Day in the Life of a Child

For Teachers 3rd
Third graders study the life of a child in developing countries. They view the video, "Communities Around the World, Around the Corner" and discuss the communities in the video. They select a country and research to discover facts...
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Population Growth

For Teachers 9th - 12th
A single slide depicts the normal population growth curve. The curve reaches a steady state when the population reaches carrying capacity. You can use this slide when teaching about populations, but it may be more effective to insert it...
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How Diverse is That?

For Teachers 7th - 12th
After reviewing biodiversity, learners work in small groups to analyze actual species distribution data. They learn to calculate the Shannon-Weaver diversity index for different communities. Though not particularly engaging, the content...
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Discourse Communities Lesson One: Identifying Communities

For Teachers 9th - 10th
How can I find an expert to talk to about my topic? Researchers focus on limiting a topic and identifying interested professionals in this, the first in a series of collaborative librarian/teacher lead lessons.
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Using Drama to Examine Communities

For Teachers 4th - 12th
Students explore communities through drama. In this language arts instructional activity, students research how communities interact and put on a play. They perform the play for their peers.
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All Kinds of Workers

For Teachers 2nd
By discussing the roles of workers in their community, learners explore the concept of goods vs. services. After an exploration of the different roles people play, they use PowerPoint to sort pictures of workers into categories. They...
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Historic Leaders Who Have Influenced A Community's Economy

For Teachers 3rd
Explore the world of invention with this lesson plan. Learners discuss historical figures who made contributions to the economy and identify important inventions. In the computer lab, they use educational software to create a...
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Where People Start Communities

For Teachers 3rd
Explore the difference between man-made and natural features in nature with your students. While not an in-depth look at this topic, it would be a way to introduce this communities in your classroom.