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Career Exploration: Community Helpers

EducationWorld partner Cre8time has shared this resource from Ellison, provider of die-cut equipment, supplies and related educational resources.

Subjects

Social Studies
Visual Arts
Career Exploration
Critical Thinking

Grade

K-2
3-5

Brief Description

In small groups, students engage in dialogue about how diverse people come together to serve a community.

Objectives

Students will:

Understand how people come together to play important roles in society.

Keywords

Diversity, community, helpers, jobs, careers

Materials Needed

Products

Supplies

Construction paper, beads, buttons, chalk, colored pencils, crayons, fabric, felt, glue, pens, scissors

 

Lesson Plan

Preparation

Die-cut the materials for student use prior to the lesson.

Lesson

  1. Fold a 12" square sheet of lightweight or typing paper into three triangles (see above).
  2. Slide the closed point of the folded triangle (the center point if the paper is opened) down the center of the Boy or Girl Figure, keeping folded edges inside the cutting rule. Extend the closed point past the cutting edge of the Figure and then die-cut (see right).
  3. Unfold to see the Boy or Girl Figure wreath (see below).
  4. Die-cut the Boy and Girl hair using black, brown or yellow paper. Students may use colored pens or crayons to decorate.
  5. Die-cut the Boy or Girl Figure, Dress and Shoes and the Boy or Girl Figure, Shirt, Pants and Shoes from multiple colors.
  6. Decorate clothing to indicate careers (e.g., firefighter, police officer) by using crayons, colored pencils, construction paper, felt, fabric, beads or buttons. Attach the Boy or Girl hair for personalized Figures.
  7. Adhere the wreath to the lower half of a 12" x 18" poster board. Add the title "Community Helpers."
  8. Label each Figure on the wreath with the corresponding job title (see image at the top of this lesson).

 

Assessment

Students reflect on their group performance to appreciate the benefits and challenges of working together as a classroom community. Younger students can choose their favorite community helper or select from a given list. Second language learners can learn the English words for careers through this project. At the end of the lesson, the teacher may ask groups to present their projects and explain why certain colors, materials or symbols were chosen.

 

Lesson Plan Source

Cre8time, through partnership with EducationWorld


Submitted Bycommunity helpers

EllisonEducation.com


National Standards

FINE ARTS
Visual Arts

GRADES K - 4

NA-VA.K-4.1  Understanding and Applying Media, Techniques and Processes

NA-VA.K-4.2  Using Knowledge of Structures and Functions

NA-VA.K-4.6  Making Connections Between Visual Arts and Other Disciplines


SOCIAL SCIENCES
Civics

GRADES K - 4

NSS-C.K-4.5  Roles of the Citizen


 

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