Lesson Plan

Grades K-2

Our Town

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45 minutes (Part 1); 20 minutes (Part 2)

SUBJECTS: Science, Social Studies

TOPICS: Community Connections, Natural Resource Use - General

Resource Overview

Students discuss where people live and create model communities to become familiar with resources needed by humans.

Students will be able to:
  • Identify three things found in a community and explain why they are important.
  • Describe how a community might change when the population grows.
  • Explain why it is important to have green space in a community.
Young students decorate buildings made of cardboard boxes

Features of This Resource

  • Aligns with elementary civics standards
  • Geographic thinking and reasoning for young learners
  • Fun art project – students create a town made of cardboard box buildings and tissue paper parks

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This lesson plan must be purchased as part of a lesson packet or as part of a full curriculum that is available in our store.

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