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Ch 7: Community Lesson Plans

About This Chapter

Review the entertaining lesson plans in this chapter to enhance your community curriculum. Utilize discussion questions, activities and more to help students understand the meaning of community, being a community helper and more.

Community Lesson Plans - Chapter Summary

This chapter provides all of the teacher resources you need to develop quality lessons focused on community. Resources include lesson plans with learning objectives, discussion topics, activity ideas and other tips and strategies for creating and enhancing your lessons. In this chapter, you will also find lessons covering community concepts to boost your students' knowledge of this subject area and enrich your classroom instruction. Topics covered include:

  • Definition and role of community helpers
  • Transportation, traffic and how people travel
  • Community basics
  • Additional community topics

Feel confident that you're prepared to teach community concepts to your students by utilizing all of the resources in this chapter. Enjoy reduced research time by accessing helpful lesson plans for a variety of community topics all in one place!

How It Helps

  • Class discussion topics: Provides you with a variety of discussion topics you can use to enhance student participation and reinforce lesson concepts
  • Homework suggestions: Offers suggestions for homework assignments that will gauge students' understanding of community topics you cover
  • Student engagement: Includes activities you can use to ensure your students are engaged in your class instruction

How It Works

This helpful resource offers teachers lesson plan outlines with relevant tools to make planning community lessons easy.

  • Find lesson plans for specific community topics you want to cover in class.
  • Formulate your social studies class outline using the suggested classroom tools offered in the lesson plans.
  • Share the related community lessons for each lesson plan with students in class to make learning fun and engaging.
  • Use related lesson quizzes to ensure your students understand the most important social studies concepts from the lessons.
  • Engage your students with relevant community-related activities, discussion questions or other materials found in the lesson plan outline.

32 Lessons in Chapter 7: Community Lesson Plans
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What are Community Helpers?

1. What are Community Helpers?

Did you know that garbage collectors, security guards, and teachers are all community helpers? Learn more about community helpers from this lesson, then test your knowledge with a quiz.

How Do People Travel? - Lesson for Kids

2. How Do People Travel? - Lesson for Kids

Every day, people all over the world travel thousands of miles. In this lesson, explore the different ways people have traveled in the past as well as how people go great distances today.

What Is a Community? - Lesson for Kids

3. What Is a Community? - Lesson for Kids

There are many communities. In fact, you are probably a part of at least a few communities. In this lesson, you will read about what makes a community and how communities solve problems.

Service Learning Projects for Elementary Students

4. Service Learning Projects for Elementary Students

Elementary students can learn so much from giving back to their school and community. This lesson gives includes various examples of service learning projects you can do with young students.

Service Learning Projects for Middle School Students

5. Service Learning Projects for Middle School Students

Service learning is highly valuable for students of all ages, but especially for middle school students. It helps keep them grounded, and focused on what's important. Check out these ideas for middle school service learning projects.

Service Learning Projects for High School Students

6. Service Learning Projects for High School Students

Service learning can be a great way to build character, and give students experiences that will have a big impact on them for years to come. Here are some ideas for service learning projects, suitable for high school students.

Poverty Cycle Lesson Plan

7. Poverty Cycle Lesson Plan

Use this lesson plan to help you teach your students about the poverty cycle. Students will read a text lesson that defines the concept and explains the cycle. Discussion questions and active learning make concepts stick and a quiz allows you to assess understanding.

Poverty Cycle: Definition & Examples

8. Poverty Cycle: Definition & Examples

Poverty is a very complex topic, and one that can be hard to understand. In this lesson, we're going to explore the concept of a poverty cycle, and see how it impacts people in the world today.

Create Your Own Civilization Lesson Plan

9. Create Your Own Civilization Lesson Plan

What is civilization and why is it important in the history of mankind? This lesson plan opens with a video lesson that teaches students critical facts about civilization. It also includes a group activity that challenges students to create a themed civilization of their own.

What is a Civilization? - Definition & Common Elements

10. What is a Civilization? - Definition & Common Elements

In this lesson, we will define the term civilization. We will identify the core characteristics of a civilization, and understand the function of civilizations in the context of historical development.

Invasion of Privacy Lesson Plan

11. Invasion of Privacy Lesson Plan

Use this lesson plan to help your students learn about invasion of privacy. Students will watch a video lesson, discuss various forms of invasion of privacy, create a graphic organizer, and test their peers' knowledge.

What Is Invasion of Privacy? - Definition & Examples

12. What Is Invasion of Privacy? - Definition & Examples

Most people have heard of the term invasion of privacy, but what does it mean? In this lesson, you'll learn what invasion of privacy means, especially as it relates to business. Some business examples will be provided.

American Red Cross Lesson Plan

13. American Red Cross Lesson Plan

If you are discussing the American Red Cross, this lesson plan explores its history, management and services. Students will read a lesson, participate in discussion questions, complete an activity and take a quiz.

What is the American Red Cross? - Role, Structure & Purpose

14. What is the American Red Cross? - Role, Structure & Purpose

The American Red Cross is a humanitarian organization that works within the United States and throughout the world. Learn more about the structure and activities of the organization in this lesson.

Equality Lesson Plan for Elementary School

15. Equality Lesson Plan for Elementary School

This lesson plan is a tool for helping students learn about equality and equal rights. Students will answer questions about a text and research some examples of discrimination that still take place today.

Equality & Equal Rights: Lesson for Kids

16. Equality & Equal Rights: Lesson for Kids

Even today, many groups of people in the world are fighting for equality and equal rights. In this lesson, learn the definition of equality and find out how different people have worked to achieve equality for all.

Global Citizenship Lesson Plan for Elementary School

17. Global Citizenship Lesson Plan for Elementary School

What does it mean to be a global citizen? This lesson plan will help you explain just that to your students with the help of a simple and straightforward text lesson. An activity gives students a chance to demonstrate global citizenship.

What is Global Citizenship? - Lesson for Kids

18. What is Global Citizenship? - Lesson for Kids

Our world is incredibly large and filled with diverse people, countries, cultures, and beliefs. In this lesson, you will learn about global citizenship and what it means to be a global citizen.

Social Movements Essay Topics

19. Social Movements Essay Topics

As part of understanding history and community, it is helpful for your students to know about social movements and how they work. This lesson provides general essay topics that will get your students thinking about social movements.

Airports Lesson Plan for Elementary School

20. Airports Lesson Plan for Elementary School

This lesson will help your elementary students describe the different types of airports and identify the parts of an airport. Students will read a text lesson, design a blueprint of an airport, and take a short quiz.

What is an Airport? - Lesson for Kids

21. What is an Airport? - Lesson for Kids

Did you know that airplanes have homes? In this lesson you will learn about the homes of airplanes, known as airports, the multiple buildings of airports, and some different types of airports.

Neighborhood Lesson Plan

22. Neighborhood Lesson Plan

What factors come together to create a desirable neighborhood? This lesson plan explores this question through the use of a video lesson. An activity challenges students to create their own desirable neighborhoods.

Rural Communities Lesson Plan

23. Rural Communities Lesson Plan

In this lesson plan, students read a lesson then participate in a short class discussion to determine the basic characteristics of rural communities. They then investigate a real-life rural community in their area to illustrate what they have just learned.

Community Helpers Lesson Plan

24. Community Helpers Lesson Plan

Use this Study.com lesson to teach your students about the community helpers. Then help them structure a memoir scenario using community members as a theme.

Community Lesson Plan

25. Community Lesson Plan

Do your students realize just how many communities of which they are a part? In this lesson plan, a text lesson defines and describes important aspects of communities and an activity allows students to evaluate their own membership in communities. Related lessons and extra activities are included for further instruction.

Transportation Lesson Plan

26. Transportation Lesson Plan

Introduce students to the concept of travel through a reading. While reading, students will stop to write about what they are learning. A sharing activity at the end serves to tie learning together.

Days of the Week Lesson Plan

27. Days of the Week Lesson Plan

This lesson plan teaches how to properly capitalize and abbreviate the days of the week, as well as how to place a comma between the day and month when writing the date. The plan includes group and individual activities.

Community Helpers Lesson Plan for Kindergarten

28. Community Helpers Lesson Plan for Kindergarten

Community helpers includes police officers, fire fighters, EMS workers, doctors, soldiers, mailmen, teachers and construction workers. Use this lesson plan to talk with kindergarten students about who community helpers are and the important role they play in your town.

Change the World Project Ideas for High School

29. Change the World Project Ideas for High School

High school students are future world changers. Help them envision their role in changing the world for the better by using these interactive project ideas.

Community Service Project Ideas for Middle School

30. Community Service Project Ideas for Middle School

Use these project ideas to help your middle school students get involved in helping the community. Options range in complexity, from card making to playground cleanup.

Community Service Project Ideas for High School

31. Community Service Project Ideas for High School

Helping high school students recognize the influence of their hard work on the community can be a challenge. Use these project ideas to inspire them to act and provide them with a chance to reflect on the impact of their actions, as well.

Cultural Diversity Project Ideas for High School

32. Cultural Diversity Project Ideas for High School

Cultural diversity brings an unparalleled richness to life. Help your high school students understand the depth of different cultures and the importance of celebrating them by using these interactive project ideas.

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