Community Helpers. Standards Powerpoint. Katie Loubier & Tricia Rhodehamel. Table of Contents. Title Slide. Table of Contents. Grade Level/Lesson. History. History Websites. History Activities. People in Societies. People in Societies Websites. People in Societies Activities.
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5. Compare past and present, near and far, with emphasis on daily life including:
3. Read students a book about a community helper from the past and a book about a community helper now. Have to students get in groups and write a few sentences comparing the two community helpers.
4. Pick a community helper the class has talked about. Get into groups of 3 or 4. Write and illustrate a book about the daily life in the past of that community helper.
5. Show students tools that a certain community helper uses. Have students brainstorm on whether each of these tools were used in the past or if they are still used now.
3. Describe family and local community customs and traditions.
4. Describe life in other countries with emphasis on daily life, including roles of men, women and children.
4. Draw a picture of what role they want to play in their community when they grow up. Write 2-3 sentences.
5. Read a book about a female police officer.
Discuss that men and women can be any community helper they want to be.
Places and Regions
5. Identify and describe the physical features (lake, river, hill, mountain, forest) and human features (town, city, farm, park, playground, house, traffic signs/signals) of places in the community.
6. Compare areas within the local community to identify similarities.
4. Read a book about community helpers. Have the students pick two community helpers mentioned in the book and compare them.
5. Take students on a field trip to the fire station. Have students draw a picture of the building and write a descriptive paragraph about the physical features of the building.
Production, Distribution and Consumption
2. Describe the ways people produce, consume and exchange goods and services in their community.
1. Set up a small “town” in the classroom. Students can take turns buying and selling and producing items. This will show them the importance of trade and money in the exchange of goods and services.
2. Pass out pretend coins as rewards to children and at the end of each day or week they can “buy” something, perhaps from a prize box.
3. Take students on a field trip to a grocery store. They will get to see the “behind the scenes” things, in addition to knowing about being a customer.
4. Set up a fundraiser (perhaps bake sale) so students can see real life buying and selling.
5. Build a town (or draw it) in the classroom and discuss what each business does (buys, sells, etc.).
Role of Government
1. Recognize the role of authority figures in providing for the safety and security of individuals.
3. Place tools used by a police officer and a firefighter in a bag. Have students decide which tools go with each community helper. Write a story about one of them and use the tools in the story.
Rights and Responsibilities
5. Demonstrate citizenship traits including:
Respect for those in authority
1. Discuss traits that students like in other people. Relate those traits back to community helpers and have students draw a person who resembles those traits.
2. Have a police officer come in a speak about right vs. wrong and connect it to the citizenship traits
3. Create a town-like environment in the class and children can take turns being the “police” and “arresting” (talking to) others who are not displaying these traits.
4. Have children do skits showing correct traits and incorrect and have the other students vote: good or bad citizens.
5. Ask students what good deeds they do and connect those to the citizenship traits; have them draw themselves doing these things.
6. Display courtesy and respect for others in group settings including:
Staying on the topic.
Focusing the attention on the speaker.
4. Talk to students about what respect means. Have students write a story about how a student can respect a community helper.
5. Take students on a field trip around the community. Remind students to be respectful and courteous. Ask them to focus on the speaker and pay attention. Ask them questions about what they learned.