TOPIC:Essential Buildings and Services in the Community
CREATORS:Kamel Bazzi, Maureen Zamboni, John Santi, Millie Yehia,
Students will become familiar with the important buildings and services
in their community
Students need to be familiar with the important aspects of their community.
This will be essential information in cases of emergency (hospital) danger
(police) fire (fire station) and other civic situations (library, City
crayons or markers
Brainstorm with students on "community".
Determine with students which institutions are essential to a community.
Have students draw community cards from a bag.
Hand out materials to each group.
Have them construct the building that they have on their card. Try to encourage
creativity and competition among groups.
Once the building is constructed, have students invent clues about their
building to see if the class can guess what building they constructed.
Once the class guesses the building, have each group place its building
on the already constructed class map.
Students write in their journals explaining why they think it is important
to be able to work together in a community.
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