Concept: Using academics to teach students the character traits of community helpers.
In this mini thematic unit we will learn about a chef, a veterinarian, a police officer, firefighter, and teacher. Each community helper has a hat, and an assignment that incorporates their role in the community while teaching common core standards in
mathematics, science, writing, and art. The key character traits are bolded in red. These words can be used as jump-off
points to discuss in more depth how each career helps the community.