This project is perfect for integrating social studies and writing. Students will practice a variety of social studies and writing skills including: comparing and contrasting, geography, government, and economics. First students will learn about urban planning, followed by planning and designing their own community, and then writing about it. Black-line pictures of a variety of types of community buildings and houses are included, or students may draw their own. There is a project/writing assessment page included based on a scale of beginning, developing, and secure.
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