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Communities

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Communities

  1. 1. Communities A Social Studies Unit for Second Grade by Keitha Lyle
  2. 2. <ul><li>What is a community? </li></ul>
  3. 3. <ul><li>A COMMUNITY is </li></ul><ul><li>a place where people: </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Work </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Play </li></ul><ul><li>Live </li></ul>
  4. 4. Three types of communities are: <ul><ul><li>Urban - a large community with many people and large buildings, a city </li></ul></ul>
  5. 5. Three types of communities are: <ul><ul><li>Urban - a large community with many people and large buildings, a city </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Suburb - a medium-sized community near a large city, houses are close together, you may see parks and malls </li></ul></ul>
  6. 6. Three types of communities are: <ul><ul><li>Urban - a large community with many people and large buildings, a city </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Suburb - a medium-sized community near a large city, houses are close together, you may see parks and malls </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Rural -a community where houses are far apart, there are a smaller number of people, and you may see farms and forests </li></ul></ul>
  7. 7. We live in communities. <ul><li>All communities have places where people live. </li></ul><ul><li>Homes are different in different communities. </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Urban communities may have high rise apartments and town houses. </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Suburbs may have houses with lawns but with close neighbors. There may also be apartment buildings. </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Rural areas may have houses that are farther apart, on large areas of land with trees. </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>What kind of community do you live in? </li></ul></ul>
  8. 8. We work in communities. <ul><li>All communities have places to work. </li></ul><ul><li>Different communities have different jobs. </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Urban communities may have office workers, store clerks, taxi drivers. </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Suburban communities may have factory workers. </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Rural communities may have farmers. </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Can you add some? </li></ul></ul>
  9. 9. We play in communities. <ul><li>All communities have places to play. </li></ul><ul><li>Different communities have different places to play. </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Urban communities may have a large central park or an indoor gym. </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Suburban communities may have neighborhood parks with playgrounds and baseball teams. </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Rural communities may have community parks and fields or county fairs. </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Where do you play? </li></ul></ul>
  10. 10. <ul><li>A COMMUNITY is </li></ul><ul><li>a place where people: </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Work </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Play </li></ul><ul><li>Live </li></ul>
  11. 11. Questions: <ul><li>What are three characteristics that define a community? </li></ul><ul><li>How is a Rural community different from an Urban community? </li></ul><ul><li>How are they the same? </li></ul><ul><li>What might you see in a Suburb? </li></ul><ul><li>Can you name an example of an Urban community? A Rural community? A Suburb? </li></ul>

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