Lesson Plan

What's in Your Community?

This social studies lesson gets students learning all about their communities. After reading an engaging book, students make their own community pictures.
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Learning Objectives

Students will be able to describe their communities.

The adjustment to the whole group lesson is a modification to differentiate for children who are English learners.
EL adjustments

Introduction

(5 minutes)
  • Ask students what they see in their neighborhoods.
  • Tell students that the people and places in their neighborhood make up their communities.

Beginning

  • Provide visuals of things found in a neighborhood to inform student understanding and ability to connect to prior knowledge.
  • Share introductory information about neighborhoods in both English and students' home language (L1)

Intermediate

  • Display a visual image of a neighborhood and have students turn and talk to share with a partner what they already know about neighborhoods.