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  1. Community Helpers Tricia Rhodehamel. ED 417.

  2. Community Helpers. • Unit: Community Helpers. • Lessons: • Community Helpers Overview. • Doctor. • Police Officer. • Firefighter. • Architect. • Grade Level: 1st Grade.

  3. Objectives. • The students will understand what a community helper does. • The student will learn about the many different community helpers in the world. • The students will understand that we all have a role in our community.

  4. Objectives. • The students will be able to explain what a community helper is and what he/she does. • The students will be able to identify be able to name at least 3 community helpers in their community.

  5. Student Activity 1. • Activity # 1. • Community Workers Overview. • 1. Ask students if they know what a community helper is. If no one knows explain. • 2. Read “Community Helpers from A to Z” by Bobbie Kalman and Niki Walker. • 3. Have students pick one community helper. Draw a picture and describe the picture 1 to 4 sentences.

  6. Materials Needed #1. • Book “Community Helpers from A to Z” by Bobbie Kalman and Niki Walker. • Paper. Half blank and Half Lined. • Pencils, crayons or colored pencils.

  7. Student Activity 2. • Activity #2. • Doctor. • 1. Ask students if they have ever been to the doctor. Ask them what the doctor does. Explain that a doctor is a community helper. • 2. Read “A Day in the Life of a Doctor (First Facts: Community Helpers at work)” by Heather Adamson.

  8. Student Activity 2. • 3. Have students work in groups to brainstorm and help write a class story about what a doctor does for the community.

  9. Materials Needed #2. • Book “A Day in the Life of a Doctor (First Facts: Community Helpers at Work)” by Heather Adamson. • Chart Paper. • Marker.

  10. Student Activity 3. • Activity # 3. • Police Officer. • 1. Put students in groups of 3 or 4 and have them write down what a police officer does. Bring the group back together and have a whole group discussion. • 2. Read “I’m Going to Be a Police Officer” by Edith I. Kunart.

  11. Student Activity 3. • 3. Have students get back into their groups and circle the ideas they wrote before that they heard in the book. • 4. Have the groups pick one of those ideas and write a story together about a police officer.

  12. Materials Needed #3. • Book. “I’m Going to Be a Police Officer” by Edith I. Kunart. • Paper. • Pencil.

  13. Student Activity 4. • Activity # 4. • Firefighter. • 1. Pull out of a bag objects that relate to a firefighter and ask the students who uses these tools. • 2. Read “Fire Fighters” by Norma Simon.

  14. Student Activity 4. • 3. Have students write a short story about what a firefighter does and use the objects introduced at the beginning of the lesson in the story.

  15. Materials Needed #4. • Book. “Fire Fighters” by Norma Simon. • Bag. • Objects: Fire truck, Helmet, Hose, Fire Hydrant, Ladder. • Paper. • Pencils.

  16. Student Activity 5. • Activity # 5. • Architect. • 1. Show students a set of blueprints. Ask them what they are and who makes them. Explain that an architect is a community helper. • 2. Read “A Day in the Life of an Architect (The Kids’ Career Library)” by Mary Bowman-Kruhm.

  17. Student Activity 5. • 3. Have students draw a blueprint of the classroom or their house.

  18. Materials Needed #5. • Book. “A Day in the Life of an Architect (The Kids’ Career Library)” by Mary Bowman-Kruhm. • Blueprints. • Paper. • Black and Blue Colored Pencils or Crayons. • Pencils.

  19. Doctor. • A doctor takes care of us when we are sick. He gives us medicine and tells us how we can get better.

  20. Police Officers • A police officer helps to keep us safe. He keeps the bad guys off of the street and makes sure we are very safe.

  21. Firefighter. • A firefighter protects us if we have a fire. He comes to help us get out of the building and put out the fire.

  22. Architect. • An architect draws plans for our houses. These are pictures of the house so that the construction worker (who builds the houses) knows how it should look.

  23. Web Sites. • Ben’s Guide to U. S. Government for Kids. http://bensguide.gpo.gov/k-2/neighborhood/index.html • Community Club. http://teacher.scholastic.com/commclub/ • Kids Next Door: Where Kids Can Learn More About Being Good Citizens. http://www.hud.gov/kids/

  24. Web Sites. • Our Community Helpers. http://comsewogue.k12.ny.us/~rstewart/k2001/Themes/community/helpers.htm • People, Places, & Things that Help Me. http://kidshealth.org/kid/feel_better/index.html