Learning about community building

Your core social studies curriculum will focus a significant amount on the study of community building! It is essential for pupils to acquire knowledge about the world in which they live. Today, we will be going to provide a quick overview of a few activities that might assist children in gaining knowledge in their areas.

Initial research regarding community

To begin, it is important to find out what prior knowledge children have. When you use the term community, what comes to their mind first? Create a previous knowledge/schema chart after having a quick talk about defining and clarifying the concept first. A sheet of chart paper and a marker are all you need to complete this task. The term “community” should be written at the very top of the page. After that, lead a class discussion in which your students identify and describe various aspects of their local community that come to mind.

After that, you will have the opportunity to relocate to several sorts of communities. The three most common forms of communities—rural, urban, and suburban—will continue to be the primary topics covered in classes on community types. When beginning a discussion on a subject such as this one, I often advise utilizing a video from YouTube. Your pupils are going to like these videos since the explanations are both understandable and relevant. In addition, the extra digital components may be included in the teaching at any point during the class.

Utilizing printable activities is just another approach you can use to teach your children about the importance of communities. The ones that are up top consist of a reading passage with comprehension questions and two information sheets. These are wonderful for working on your alone or with a partner! They are also a fast and simple tool to test the student’s grasp of the material (and to reinforce that learning)!

Various forms

After gaining an understanding of the many sorts of community, you will be better equipped to zero in on communities. Now that we have everything out of the way let’s speak about the locations you will discover! Going back to the chart you created at the beginning, kids will be able to expand their understanding of the many kinds of locations that are available to them in their town.

This may be accomplished in a few different ways. To begin, you have the option of developing a presentation of locations. Make a straightforward PowerPoint presentation in which each slide depicts a different kind of structure, whether it is a building or anything else that may be found in communities. Display each slide while guiding a conversation about the location, asking, where exactly is this? What benefits does it provide to the neighborhood? Does our neighborhood have something like this? Etc. You may even print the slides as handouts, with either six or nine slides on a page. And then challenge the students to identify the location of the description.

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Lisa Lee

Lisa Lee

I am a Parsons School of Design graduate with a certified teacher's license. At Gooroo, my passion is to educate students through an artist's approach, which requires critical thinking, creativity, and problem-solving. During the elementary years, I think that students broaden their perspective and expression through art, and this skill can be applied to any other fields of study later on. I believe that a true educator can be the key to unlocking every child's potential. Gooroo is a tutoring membership that matches students to tutors perfect for them based on their unique learning needs. Gooroo offers Math, English, SAT, Coding, Spanish tutoring, and more.