Types of CommunitiesHey y'all! Are you studying different types of communities? I usually do this unit at the beginning of the school year. This year, however, time got away from us. We talked all about our classroom community, but not the different types of communities outside our little bubble. Que sera. Next year we'll get on it early.
This communities unit explores urban, suburban, and rural communities. It always amazes me how much my little loves trying to categorize our community into one of these three types. On Monday, we read a book about the different types of communities and fill out a graphic organizer.
Tuesday through Thursday, students visit a series of stations learning about the different types of communities. They read books about them and fill out recording sheets in their interactive notebooks.
On Friday, we create our own communities. I divide the class into 3 groups and each is responsible for representing a different type of community. It can be as simple or as elaborate as you'd like. Students can draw their community on paper, make building out of milk cartons or shoe boxes, or make a mural in the classroom of each. It's as big or small as you'd like.
For more information on this unit, you can check it out in my Teachers Pay Teachers store here. I'm always adding new resources so be sure to follow me on TPT for the latest updates, ideas, and resources. Have a wonderful week and I'll talk to you soon.