Students, as a class, brainstorm a list of possible jobs in the community to explore. Working in teams of two (writer and photographer), students choose their interview assignments-e.g., preacher, principal, basketball coach, postmaster, etc.
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Traveling Community Journal Project
Young scholars create an online "community journal". In this communities instructional activity, students use a writing template to send e-mail to various people to learn more about their community. The journal is passed from person to...
K - 8th 21st Century Skills
Addressing Community Problems
Students discuss how to solve problems in the community. In this character education lesson plan, students brainstorm major problems in their neighborhoods and list them on the board. Students are divided into groups and focus on one...
4th - 7th Visual & Performing Arts
Wildflower Beautification Project
Students, in cooperative groups, design and create a wildflower garden for the community. They write letters to property owners requesting use of their land and then write invitations to their parents and to local, state, and federal...
4th - 12th English Language Arts
Let's Put You in a Louisiana University
Considering a college search project? After picking a possible career choice, and determining if that career needs a technical college or university education, individuals examine a wide variety of sources and select three schools that...
8th English Language Arts
Political Cartoons About Community Problems
Students research problems faced by their community and create political cartoons for the issues. In this community problems instructional activity, students brainstorm problems their community faces and draw a political cartoon for the...
6th - 8th English Language Arts