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162 resources with the concept communities

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What is Community?

For Teachers 6th
Sixth graders contrast communities with groups. In this community lesson, 6th graders read "What is Community?" and discuss attributes of communities that distinguish them from groups.
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Class Bear Book

For Teachers Pre-K - K
Students create a class book. In this classroom community lesson students make a class book and illustrate a page with their name on it. Students read the book Brown Bear, Brown Bear, What do you See? to practice the repetitive phrases...
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What Makes Memphis a Community?

For Teachers 6th
Sixth graders explore the community identity of Memphis, Tennessee. After examining primary and secondary sources, class members describe the city and its attributes that make it a unique community.
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What Shapes Your Identity?

For Teachers 6th
Sixth graders explore their individual identities. In this personal identity lesson, 6th graders write biopoems using the provided template. Students share their poems and respond to the poetry shared.
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Coats for Kids

For Teachers 5th
Fifth graders demonstrate ways to contribute to their community. In this citizenship lesson, 5th graders discuss how they would feel if they weren't fortunate to have a winter coat. Students brainstorm their feelings and listen to a...
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Our Community

For Teachers 1st - 3rd
Students explore their community. In this communities lesson, students write an interesting fact about the community on lined paper and add illustrations to their writing. Students construct a class book by combining each page of...
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Preparing the Soil

For Teachers 6th - 8th
Students explore the concept of philanthropy. In this service learning lesson plan, students read Seedfolks and discuss the characters in the story and consider their actions that led to a community garden. Students journal about their...
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Preparing and Planting the Garden

For Teachers 3rd - 5th
Students prepare to build and plant a garden. In this service learning lesson, students take all the necessary steps to prepare a community garden for planting and reflect on the experience.
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Natural Features of Our Community

For Teachers 2nd
Second graders read about and discuss natural features of communities. They listen to a guest speaker, such as a park ranger to expand their knowledge of natural features. They go on a field trip, if possible, to a local zoo or...
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This Land Is Your Land, This Land Is My Land

For Teachers 3rd - 5th
Students review and evaluate the ways land is covered and used in their local community. They consider the environmental effects of the different types of land use. Students act as community planning engineers to determine where to place...
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How Should Our Gardens Grow?

For Teachers 3rd - 5th
Students examine different types of land use by humans and evaluate the ways land is used in their local community. They also consider the environmental effects of the different types of land use. Students assume the role of community...
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Exchanging Stories: Names

For Teachers 3rd - 12th
Students write short stories about their names and share them in small groups to help build community in the classroom.
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Sharing Stories: Prejudice Activity

For Teachers 6th - 12th
Students explore how they first became conscious of prejudice and discrimination and the feelings associated with it.
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Community Building

For Teachers 6th - 12th
Students explore the issues of urban and suburban sprawl. They work in small groups to create their own planned communities.
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Colonization: Settling the New World

For Teachers 5th
Fifth graders design a mock colonization in a new country. In community lesson, 5th graders are provided with a scenario in which they must make decisions about how to set up a new colony. Scenarios and factual information is provided....
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Family Law - Domestic Violence

For Teachers 10th - Higher Ed
Learners take a closer look at domestic violence. In this family law lesson plan, students participate in a classroom simulation that requires them to define domestic violence and learners then discuss teen dating violence. Students make...
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We Changed The School Surroundings

For Teachers 1st - 2nd
Students explore community by creating a city construction project. In this city planning lesson, students discuss the surrounding area of their school and identify facilities that would be better suited in the area such as parks or...
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Benjamin Franklin’s Community Contributions

For Teachers 3rd - 5th
Students research Benjamin Franklin's community contributions. In this social studies lesson plan, students create a collage showing things they can do to improve their communities.
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Taking Action

For Teachers 7th - 12th
Students examine community and issue awareness campaigns. In this taking action lesson, students discuss the Bikinis for Breast Cancer awareness campaign and then write and perform their own awareness campaigns about issues they choose.
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Gingerbread Map

For Teachers 2nd
Second graders read the book Gingerbread Baby, identify local features and cardinal directions on a map, and then construct their own map. In this mapping lesson plan, 2nd graders construct their own map in groups based on where the baby...
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Map the Green Space

For Teachers 5th - 9th
Students investigate the environment in their community by creating a presentation.  In this environment lesson, students utilize cameras to document the green spaces in their community and the benefits they create for everybody....
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What is a Neighborhood?

For Teachers 3rd - 5th
Students define the characteristics of a neighborhood.  In this neighborhood exploration lesson plan, students observe their surroundings and identify the components of a neighborhood.  Students learn about the role of Habitat for...
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Issues to Stand By

For Teachers 6th - 8th
Students explore the concept of courage. In this character education lesson, students consider how to have the courage to stand up and fight for community issues.
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Speaking Kindness in Democratic Classrooms

For Teachers 6th - 12th
Students write rules for their classroom. For this community building lesson, students discuss reasons for rules and write their own guidelines for appropriate classroom behavior.