& identify communities, culture, equality, & diversity
play community members
of changing communities/cultures
a culture pizza about family diversity
making of their community, home, classroom, school
What does it mean to be a good citizen / community member?
the communities our ancestors lived in, locate them on a map
some customs, symbols our community has created.
climate, animals of different communities
how a “pond” is a community within a community and what is needed.
The Pond Community
the area has changed through the years of the community’s existence
distances for maps of classroom.
a scale to make a map of school, community.
distance of an imaginary trip around community
solving questions involving community
count votes in class, divide up a community for voting
a class book about “Our Community”
to a community official or leader
a poem about their community
thank you notes to class visitors
words of different languages of those members of our community
class presentation using aspects of community learned
Theater on a book about community or our class community book
interview with family members about their community
interview with elderly at nursing home visit
arts of different cultures/communities-compare-contrast
pictures of own community and members within
what arts are in the local community-types, visit
about community and how they have changed/ evolved
sites on community
about the people in our community-generations
a song to represent our local community
a song to represent our classroom community Ex: Mrs. Jones’ 3rd
grade Community of Learners
to music of different cultures/communities
police station, fire station, post office, hospital
sites about local community
How has technology changed our community? Made it better?
computers to create a simple community
a walk around community and take pictures of modern technology in our
community-Ex: stoplights, electricity
on a walk around community sites
How can we make a more healthy community?
members visit class
visit class and share family diversity traits- teach a skill
use of pictures with simple labels
extension for writing projects, art
with oral presentation, readers’ theater
maps around classroom
on various reading levels
Gordon McDonald Partridge by Mem Fox
Gnats of Knotty Pine by Bill Peet
Activity/ Unit Projects:
on a program for parents, school, or community about valuing everyone in
nursing home and share “Community Book”