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Services in our Community
Second graders determine the definition of the word tax. They determine how taxes pay for community services. They draw a picture of a community worker that shows his/her uniform and job. They discuss why taxes are a good thing.
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"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
Living Things and Their Needs: The Math Link
Enrich your study of living things with these cross-curricular math activities. Following along with the story Tillena Lou's Day in the Sun, learners will practice addition and subtraction, learn how to measure volume and length, work on...
K - 3rd Math CCSS: Adaptable
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
Flag Protocol, Ceremonies and Activities
How can an American flag be displayed indoors vs. outdoors? What is proper etiquette for handling the flag? The Girls Scouts of the USA have put together a fantastic packet of information with everything you need to know about the...
1st - 5th 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
Exploring Community Responsibility: The Web of My Community
Encourage class members to get involved in their community with a lesson plan that highlights the benefits of helping others. Through grand conversation and a visual aid that sheds light on the interconnectedness within community...
K - 6th Social Studies & History CCSS: Adaptable
Stop, Look, and Find Shapes in Our School Community
Use this project-based lesson to help your young mathematicians learn about shapes in their environment. Using everyday technology, learners must find shapes such as squares, circles, triangles, and rectangles. They use digital cameras...
K - 2nd Math CCSS: Designed