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Welcome to My Community!

Subject: Social Studies, Language Arts
Grade: K-2

Brief Description

Students create a "Welcome to Our Community" brochure to display in the classroom.


Students will learn about their community and the people who live and work there, and then create a brochure telling what they love about living there.


community, art, language arts, research skills

Materials Needed

lined paper, drawing paper, colored pencils, stapler or tape, pencils, crayons

Lesson Plan

  • Ask students to name people who work in their community, such as doctors, lawyers, firemen, policemen, and so on, and discuss what each person does.
  • Have students choose a partner and brainstorm things they like about where they live.
  • Provide students with information about their community and ask them to provide information of their own. For example, students might bring in photographs, advertising materials, menus from favorite restaurants, newspaper articles, and so on.
  • Show a sample of a brochure about a community and explain to students that they are going to create a brochure about their own community.
  • Distribute supplies, provide criteria for the brochures, and answer any questions students might have.
  • When the brochures are complete, invite students to share their work with their classmates, then display the brochures in the classroom or hallway.
  • Follow up with a field trip to a community resource, such as the police station or fire department.


Evaluate the brochures for creativity, validity of information, and writing skills

Lesson Plan Source

Tasha Noe, ([email protected]) Murfreesboro, Tennessee

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