School Tours: Community Growth

Community Growth

September–June
Grades 3-5

Pairs well with:

  • Tours—Nature Connection

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What will my students do?

  • Work together to build a model community as a group.
  • Observe how a community changes over time through
  • Identify the importance of rivers to early communities
  • Use artifacts to understand how life in the early 1900s was different and similar from today

What will my students learn?

  • People in communities depend on one another.
  • Communities change over time as resources and population distribution changes, but pieces of a community’s origins often remain
  • Models and simulations help us to understand and see real things by providing visual aid
  • We are all part of a community

Find State Standards here.