Community & Cultures Lesson Plans

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Do I Need It? Wants vs. Needs
Do I Need It? Wants vs. Needs
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Do I Need It? Wants vs. Needs
If you ask your students if they need ice cream, the answer may surprise you! In this lesson, your students will be able differentiate between wants and needs.
Kindergarten
Social studies
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What is Culture?
What is Culture?
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What is Culture?
Help your students become global citizens with this lesson that teaches the about culture. Students will explore their culture and the cultures of their classmates in this engaging, hands-on activity.
1st grade
Social studies
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What is a Good Citizen?
What is a Good Citizen?
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What is a Good Citizen?
Aid your students in becoming the best citizens they can be with this lesson that teaches students how to be, and what makes, a good citizen.
Kindergarten
Social studies
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Community Helpers: Their Roles and Tools
Community Helpers: Their Roles and Tools
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Community Helpers: Their Roles and Tools
An interesting lesson about our very special community helpers. Teach your students how important each job is for our safety and health. Encourage them to think about what they would like to be when they grow up.
Kindergarten
Social studies
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Kindergarten Economics: Goods and Services
Kindergarten Economics: Goods and Services
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Kindergarten Economics: Goods and Services
Children need to understand the differences between goods and services and why both of them are important. Children will learn that and more with this lesson that teaches them about everyone's roles in the economy.
Kindergarten
Social studies
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Houses and Homes Around the World
Houses and Homes Around the World
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Houses and Homes Around the World
Students will learn about the different kinds of houses people live in around the world and how they relate to a culture, environment, and country.
Kindergarten
Social studies
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3 Types Of Resources
3 Types Of Resources
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3 Types Of Resources
Our community relies on different kinds of resources to operate successfully. In this lesson, your students will learn how capital, human, and natural resources are all important for the functioning of a productive society.
2nd grade
Social studies
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People in the Community
People in the Community
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People in the Community
Building a sense of community fosters dependability and citizenship. Help students become aware of people in the community who assist them daily.
Preschool
Social studies
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My Community and I
My Community and I
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My Community and I
In this lesson, students will develop an understanding of communities and will learn how to locate their communities on a map.
2nd grade
Social studies
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Here Are Our Homes
Here Are Our Homes
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Here Are Our Homes
What kinds of homes do we live in? In this lesson, students will explore and describe different types of homes. By the end of this lesson, students will have created a visual of their own homes and write about them!
1st grade
Reading & Writing
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Landmarks Scavenger Hunt
Landmarks Scavenger Hunt
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Landmarks Scavenger Hunt
Help your kids learn about landmarks with this lesson that takes them on a field trip around the school and has them record their findings in writing.
Kindergarten
Social studies
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Goods and Services: On Market Street
Goods and Services: On Market Street
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Goods and Services: On Market Street
Kids will enjoy hearing the story On Market Street as they become familiar with goods and services. From apples to zippers, students will understand how people buy goods, and how others provide services in our lives.
1st grade
Math
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Different Communities
Different Communities
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Different Communities
What's the difference? In this lesson, your students will learn to describe what living in an urban, rural, and a suburban area is like.
2nd grade
Reading & Writing
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Goods and Services: Let's Make a Deal!
Goods and Services: Let's Make a Deal!
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Goods and Services: Let's Make a Deal!
Have your students experience the act of trading goods and services with bartering. In this activity, students will have the opportunity to make a deal, in order to get what they want. Better yet, make a deal without spending a cent!
2nd grade
Social studies
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Road Rules
Road Rules
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Road Rules
On the road again! In this transportation-centered lesson, your class will learn how to identify common road signs.
Preschool
Social studies
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Heroes in Our Community
Heroes in Our Community
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Heroes in Our Community
This lesson is about Community Heroes. It describes what community heroes do. It gives your students a good idea of what makes community heroes special.
Kindergarten
Social studies
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Classroom Directions
Classroom Directions
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Classroom Directions
In this lesson, your students will learn how to identify what direction they are going when they move from one place to another. They'll be able to visually see directions in the classroom.
2nd grade
Social studies
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Community and Classroom Helpers
Community and Classroom Helpers
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Community and Classroom Helpers
Society and classrooms both require special helpers to keep things running smoothly. In this lesson, students will explore the people that help their community operate and take on some special jobs of their own to help in their classroom.
Preschool
Social studies
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Superhero Citizens
Superhero Citizens
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Superhero Citizens
It’s not a bird! It’s not a plane! It’s a Super Citizen! In this superhero lesson on citizenship, students will learn about the concepts of good citizenship while simultaneously getting a lesson on positive behavior!
1st grade
Social studies
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Law of the Land
Law of the Land
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Law of the Land
In this lesson, your students will use their imaginations to picture why all communities need laws. Help them brainstorm the important role that laws and rules play in a variety of communities through these engaging activities.
2nd grade
Social studies
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One, Two, Three Resources!
One, Two, Three Resources!
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One, Two, Three Resources!
What do you use to make what you need? Resources! Students will explore the three kinds of resources producers use to create the products the use and sell.
2nd grade
Social studies
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Getting Around: Transportation
Getting Around: Transportation
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Getting Around: Transportation
Although they may need to wait before driving the real things, preschool students will love engaging with boats, trains, and buses as they learn more about different ways to get around. Honk, honk, choo-choo, and off to learn they’ll go!
Preschool
Social studies
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Division of Labor: Good or Bad?
Division of Labor: Good or Bad?
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Division of Labor: Good or Bad?
In this cooperative economics activity, students learn about the division of labor in a real way. Students will be able to see first hand the advantages and disadvantages of the division of labor.
4th grade
Social studies
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Do First Grade Opinions Matter?
Do First Grade Opinions Matter?
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Do First Grade Opinions Matter?
Do your students respect their peers' opinions? This lesson teaches first graders that their opinions matter by encouraging them to write out opinions and back them up with reasons.
1st grade
Reading & Writing
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Learning About the Dentist
Learning About the Dentist
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Learning About the Dentist
In this lesson, students will learn about why dentists are community helpers. They will also get a chance to see why it is so important to keep their teeth clean!
Preschool
Social studies
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Community & Cultures Lesson Plans

What does it mean to live in a community? What is culture? Help children answer these questions and more with these lesson plans on community and cultures. With these diverse lessons, children explore and compare urban, rural, and suburban communities, learn about different kinds of houses around the world, become familiar with goods and services, and more.