Heroes in Our Community
Students identify heroes in their local community. They discover that most heroes are ordinary people. They read a children's book of heroes together and discover what philanthropy is.
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Exploring Community Responsibility: The Web of My Community
Encourage class members to get involved in their community with a lesson that highlights the benefits of helping others. Through grand conversation and a visual aid that sheds light on the interconnectedness within community service,...
K - 6th Social Studies & History CCSS: Adaptable
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...
K - 3rd English Language Arts CCSS: Adaptable
What is a Hero?
What is a hero? Find out with a lesson that highlights the heroes that risked their lives on September 11, 2001. Class members take part in a grand conversation discussing what heroes are, how we celebrate them, and write a letter to a...
K - 2nd Social Studies & History CCSS: Designed
"Be strong, be brave, and be steady." The words of Bravemole, the hero of Lynne Jonell's picture book, model for young readers courage, perseverance, and inner strength—the attributes brave people manifest when bad things happen. After...
K - 5th Social Studies & History CCSS: Designed
Using Connecting Themes in First Grade Social Studies
Foster contributing members of society with a social studies unit focused on five aspects of community. First graders discuss themes of culture, groups, location, scarcity, and change with discussion questions and activities about...
1st - 3rd Social Studies & History CCSS: Adaptable
Lesson 1: The Importance of Rules in Our Country and in Our Classroom
Explore the importance of rules in a community with the engaging first lesson plan of this series on the US government. To begin, children play a paper clip game that requires them to make up their own rules as they go, after which the...
2nd - 8th Social Studies & History
Doing Our Share
Whether at home or in the classroom, each member of a community has certain responsibilities they must tend to. With the help of the children's story Piggybook by Anthony Browne, kids learn how to assign jobs in a fair and safe manner...
1st - 4th English Language Arts CCSS: Adaptable