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Communities Education 462: Computer Literacy December 3,2007 Third Grade Psu Id: Rsv5002 E-mail: [email protected] instructor: Dr. Coffman. By: Richie Vickroy . Click a title to go to that page!. Definition. Types of communities. Parts of a community. Home Screen. What is a Community?.

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Communities Education 462: Computer LiteracyDecember 3,2007Third GradePsu Id: Rsv5002E-mail: [email protected]: Dr. Coffman

By: Richie Vickroy

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Types of communities

Parts of a community

Home Screen

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What is a Community?

  • As defined by the third grade text book, Communities Near and Far:

    • A group of people working together, and the places where they live, work, have fun, and share special times.

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Different Types of Communities

  • Large communities:

    • Cities (Urban Areas)

      • Ex: San Francisco, New York, Chicago, Seattle

  • Small Communities:

    • Villages and Towns (Rural Areas)

      • Ex: Hummelstown, Middletown, Hershey, etc.

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Parts of a Community



Final thoughts!


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Large communities

  • A large community is called an Urban Area.

    • An Urban Area is made up of the city and the suburbs around it.

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  • Cities are large areas where many people live.

  • In cities there are many neighborhoods where these people live. Each neighborhood could each be called its own small community.

    • For example, in New York City, each part of the city is broken down into smaller parts.

      • The Village

      • The Bronx

      • Manhattan

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Large Communities

  • Large communities my consist of many small communities that all work together. Think about the area the we live in, would you say that it is a small community or a larger community?

  • I would say that the are that you live in (around Harrisburg) would be a bunch of smaller communities working together in a larger community. The areas that come together around you would be Hershey, Hummelstown, Middletown and Harrisburg itself!!!

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Small Communities:

  • A small community is usually set in a Rural area.

    • A rural area is a small area usually surrounded by farmland.

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Towns and Villages:

  • Rural areas are surrounded by farmland and wide open spaces.

The people who live in a rural community include some of the same people who live in an urban community, but they also have more!

These communities have vast areas of land, and the people who live there utilize the land for farming.

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Small Communities

  • Although the rural communities have a smaller population density than the urban areas, they still have the same type of people and workers.

  • Think about the community that you live in. Your neighbor’s house could be twenty feet from yours (that could be less in some cases), if you would live in an extremely rural community your neighbor could be five miles away!!!

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Workers in the Community:(Click on the picture to go to the next slide.)

  • Service Workers


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The Service Workers!

  • Service Workers: Workers in the community who are doing you a service. People such as Firemen, Police officers, Hairdressers, Nurses, Teachers, etc. They are all working for you!

How would you function if you wouldn’t be able to go to the doctors when you were feeling under the weather?

What would you do if you could not go to the barber shop and get you hair cut whenever you wanted?

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  • As defined in your Social Studies book, an industry is the many businesses that make one product.

    • Where do industrial workers work?

      • Factories: Where the product is made

      • Stores: Where you can buy the product made in the factories. (Think about all the things that you can buy at eh stores that you shop in every day!)

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  • Industrial Workers: People in the industrial field make things such as cars, paper, clothing or anything else that you can buy in a store.

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Places to go in Your Community!

Surrounding towns

The Hummelstown Historical Society

The parks

The Schools

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Your Surroundings

  • The Harrisburg area is very rich in history.

  • Neighboring Towns

    • Middletown: The oldest town in Dauphin county

    • Hershey: Chocolate Town USA

    • Harrisburg: The Pennsylvania State Capitol

Places to go!

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The Hummelstown Historical Society!

  • The Hummelstown Historical Society Museum is a place where you can go to see what items existed in you community’s past.

    • All of the items in the building have been donated to the society by people from Hummelstown

    • Some of the items that are in the museum date back to the 1700’s. (Think about how long ago that was!)

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The Hummelstown Historical Society!

  • We will be taking a field trip to the Hummelstown Historical Society.

    • During the walk from the school, I want you to look for things that stand out to you. It could be an old house, the old fountain, or the replica of the old Hummelstown Archway.

Places to go!

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The Schools:

  • The Nye Building, where you are right now, used to be the Hummelstown High school. Now the Nye Building is part of the Lower Dauphin School district.

    • As the community grew, so did the school district.

      • In your school district there are five Elementary Schools, one Middle School and one High School!

The High School with the American Flag painted on the field facing the highway.

Next time you drive past the school, look to see if the flag is there again!

Places to go!

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The parks:

  • The parks in Hummelstown are spread out over the borough.

  • Parks in a community, no matter what size, are there for the community to enjoy.

    • The Hummel Nature trail at the end of the town is land set aside for the people in Hummelstown to walk around and experience nature.

Although the parks in Hummelstown are small, they all serve the same purpose as the nation parks across the country.

A National park is land set aside for all the people in a country to enjoy.

Places to go!

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  • Families are everywhere in a community.

    • All of the families in the community are different. Some families consist of a Mom, Dad and the children. Other families are a little different.

    • Every family, although they are different, serve as a support for the other members in the community. The families in the community all have to work together to make the community work.

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Final Thoughts:

What is a community?

A group of people working together, and the places where they live, work, have fun, and share special times.

Types of Communities:

Rural: A rural area is a small area usually surrounded by farmland.

Urban: An Urban Area is made up of the city and the suburbs around it.

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Final Thoughts

Places to go:

There are many places to go in your community and the area around it.

Places that you can go in your community:

The Hummelstown Historical Society

The Schools

The Parks

The Surrounding Areas

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Final Thoughts

Workers in the Communities:

Industrial Workers: Workers who work in the factories and the stores that surround an industry.

Industry: Many businesses that make a certain product.

Service Workers: People who do a job that helps someone else.

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Final thoughts

Anywhere you go in the world you will be in a community of some sort. The community may be a large city, or it could be in the middle of nowhere. The parts of the community and the people who live there are all different, but they all work together to make the community work.


Now that you have finished navigating your way through the community power point, you are going to write a journal entry about the parts of your community in Hummelstown. Make sure you include the size of the community, the workers, and the places that you like to visit.

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  • Banks, James A., et. Al. (1995). Communities Near and Far. New York: Macmillan/McGraw-Hill School Publishing Complany.

  • No Author Given (Updated 9/5/2007). Borough Of Hummelstown: Your Kind of Town. Retrieved 12/3/2007. From http://www.