Community Helpers | Grade One The Local Community

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Do you need a hands-on, engaging unit to teach your students about their local community? This unit was designed to address the outcomes in the Ontario Grade One Social studies curriculum for the local community such as:

  • listing a variety of occupations in the community and explain how they meet people's needs
  • listing the different ways in which people travel around a community
  • identifying physical features of their community

This unit includes:

  • 32 occupation cards
  • 18 Black and white & color community helper cards to sort
  • Venn Diagrams comparing communities (including comparing an animal community ;)
  • When I grow up.....
  • Word Search
  • 2 pages of community buildings to use when creating a mock map of your community
  • Cut and paste: Riddles - Who said this?

Tools - Who uses this tool?

Transportation - Who drives this?

Buildings - Who works here

  • Pages identifying important aspects of your local community
  • Where would you go if you needed:.......
  • 9 occupations that are delved into detail: tools/uniform/ *how does it help the community

Teachers have said:

"This unit was perfect for my Grade 1 class. They enjoyed the variety of topics and it had great opportunities for discussions and independent writing. And it covered everything!! I didn't need to use anything else. Beautiful and comprehensive."


Copyright © Laura Merritt – Stop and Smell the Crayons (Tpt) All rights reserved by the author. This product is to be used by the original downloader only. Copying for more than one teacher, classroom, department, school, or school system is prohibited. This product may not be distributed or displayed digitally for public view. Failure to comply is a copyright infringement and a violation of the Digital Millennium Copyright Act (DMCA). Clipart and elements found in this PDF are copyrighted and cannot be extracted and used outside of this file without permission or license. Intended for classroom and personal use ONLY. See product file for clip-art and font credits.

Key Words: Community Helpers, Grade 1, Social Studies, Centres

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