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What Makes My Community Special
Students are introduced to what is meant by community. As a class, they determine which communities they belong to. They examine various symbols in which they derive a meaning from. They create their own symbol by combining simple shapes.
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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
What Makes a Good Citizen
Scholars answer the question, What makes a good citizen?, with the help of a variety of stories that highlight different forms of active citizenship. After multiple engaging read-alouds, individuals discuss character traits observed, and...
K - 2nd Social Studies & History 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
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, learners 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 instructional activity that highlights the benefits of helping others. Through grand conversation and a visual aid that sheds light on the interconnectedness within...
K - 6th Social Studies & History CCSS: Adaptable
What Makes Our Community Special?
Explore websites, complete research, and use technological tools to create a final multimedia presentation on what makes a community special. Learners of all ages work with a partner to research an interesting aspect of their community,...
3rd - 12th English Language Arts