Lesson Plan

Make a Model of Your Community

Your students will be mesmerized with models after this engaging and hands on lesson that gets students up and moving as they explore their community!
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Learning Objectives

Students will understand their school’s location and describe the community surrounding their school.

Introduction

(30 minutes)
  • Gather the students together.
  • Explain to the students that today they will be exploring the community surrounding their school.
  • Explain to the students that when they come back inside they will create a 3D model of the community surrounding their school.
  • Ask the student what a model is. Pass around the small car and animal models. Explain to the students that a model is a 3D representation of something larger, and that a model looks a lot like the actual place or thing.
  • Prepare the students to take a walk around the school. The walk should last only about fifteen minutes as the purpose is for the students to recognize important landmarks, roads, and sidewalks around the perimeter of the school.
  • Encourage the students to pay attention to the roads, sidewalks, parks, stores, houses, parking lots, and other landmarks they see.