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I could really use any ideas towards teaching suburban, urban, and rural communities. do you suggest doing each community individually then comparing or comparing as you go.. any help woudl be great!


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Old 01-02-2010, 03:13 PM
 
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I am doing this too as my next upcoming unit in SS. Let me know what your thoughts are and any feedback you get.. Thanks
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Old 01-02-2010, 05:20 PM
 
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look on my website under student projects.... kinda towards the bottom, and you will see an example of a community brochure.
http://teacherweb.com/GA/AshfordPark...bel/index.html
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I just finished this and can offer a few ideas. I diagram how the urban community is in the center, suburbs, and rural communities grow from there. I get a variety of books for the kids to look through and we discuss and sort them. I also have collected a lot of pictures over the years for the same purpose. I share a few of the books with the class during this unit. (City Kid, Country Kid, The Little House, etc.) Once we've done this, we create a simple chart comparing characteristics of each type. What would you see in each? We also list a few example of each that the kids are familiar with (nearby suburbs, rural areas and cities). For the final activity, we create a page for each type of community, importing pictures and typing a sentence to describe each. I use this for assessment. I hope that helps a little.
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Old 01-02-2010, 09:12 PM
 
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My neighborring teacher and I each did an ABC book with our class. One did rural and the other did urban. Then you can switch to share as class books.


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thanks for all of the help what would be better introducing one at a time or comparing and contrasting as i go.... i only do SS 2 times a week.
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thank you so much! Did you introduce each community one at a time or did you do more than one in a day? we only do social studies 2 times a week. i was going to do one a day and then on the fourth day begin to compare....OR shoudl i compare contrast as i go along. Day 1 this week i am just introducing the word community.
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I would love to see how you did this and would you included in both the rural and urban books...
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Old 01-03-2010, 05:06 PM
 
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I introduced them all on the first day...Then did a day on each.....Then compared and contrasted them...
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Old 01-31-2010, 07:15 AM
 
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This beautiful picture book illustrates the change from rural, to suburban, then urban and how the land and people around the little house changed. My 2nd graders loved it. It won the Caldecott award, I think. : )
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Old 09-12-2010, 04:39 PM
 
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I have a digital story I made for a class I took in the spring. It is about a Raccoon that vists all three types of communities. It is a little goofy, but my kids love it. I can email it to you if you if you would like. It will play on windows media player.
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