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An Open Door: A Community Close-Up. What is a Community?. Geography --It is a location and a natural setting. Economics --It is the jobs and work of people in that place. Government --It is the way people in that place make rules for living together.

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An open door a community close up

An Open Door: A Community Close-Up


What is a community

What is a Community?

  • Geography--It is a location and a natural setting.

  • Economics--It is the jobs and work of people in that place.

  • Government--It is the way people in that place make rules for living together.

  • Celebrations--It is the way people in that place celebrate.


An open door a community close up

Geography


What will you find at the edge of the world a footprint a feather desert sand swirled eve merriam

“What will you find at the edge of the world?A footprint,a feather,desert sand swirled?”Eve Merriam


Geographical criteria

LOCATION FEATURES

Roads

Trails

Railroads

Highways

Rapid transit

NATURAL SETTINGS

Natural resources

Rivers

Hills

Plants

Animals

Geographical Criteria


An open door a community close up

Economics


An open door a community close up

“We depend on one another to meet our basic needs. Firefighters, police, and letter carriers are people we depend on in our community.”Ulice Jefferson


Depending on one another

Depending on One Another

Choosing a community

  • What do you like to do?

  • What types of jobs are there?

  • What types of goods and services are available?

  • How do we depend on one another?


An open door a community close up

Government


An open door a community close up

“…proclaim liberty throughout all the landunto all the inhabitantsthereof.”The Book of Leviticus 25:10


Community government

Community Government


An open door a community close up

Celebrations


An open door a community close up

“When I hear the old menTelling of heroes, Telling of great deedsOf ancient days,When I hear them telling,Then I think within meI too am one of these.”Chippewa Indian song


Celebrations and festivals

Celebrations and Festivals

  • They show what people care about.

  • They show the customs and traditions of the people who live there.

  • They show the special music, clothing, and food of that community.


Community checklist

Community Checklist:

A community has…

Celebrations

Geography

Government

Economics


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“America is…a great pulse beating strong in towns like these.”Ruth Delong Peterson


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