A Block of Time for the Field Study and One Follow-Up Forty-Five Minute Class Period
The learner will:
- identify for-profit and non-profit businesses and government buildings within the community.
- describe the benefits of having both common and private property in a community.
- map land use in the community.
Distribute a sheet of 8½ x 11 blank paper to each student. Ask students to create a mental map of their community. (Tell students this is to be just a quick activity to see how many places in the community they can identify.) Give students about five minutes to complete the task and then ask the class to share their ideas in a whole group. Allow about five minutes for reporting out. (Do not have each student present his or her map individually due to time.)
The outline map and thematic map may be used as assessments.
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Lesson Developed By:Cheryl Larkin
Next week students will be going into the community to do a study on the economic make-up of our community. Their task will be to photograph the businesses of the community in order to create a community map.
The field study will take place on ___________________________. The students will be traveling by _________________________________________. We will be leaving the building at _____ and returning at approximately _______.
We are in need of several volunteers to accompany the class for the field study. We would like each volunteer to be responsible for a team of students, although the class will be traveling together. This should be a fun and rewarding day for all involved.
Please fill out the bottom and return by: ________
________ I will be able to assist the class for the field study.
________ I am unable to assist the class for the field study.
Parent or Care-giver Signature: ________________________________________
I, ________________________________, agree to be a positive contributing member of my team during the community field study. In doing so, I agree to display appropriate behavior throughout the experience. I agree to do my part in gathering information regarding the general make-up of the community, as well as look for additional clues regarding the care of my community. (Examples may include graffiti and litter.) I agree to stay with my group at all times and to conduct myself as a role-model for my peers. I also agree to take direction from and assist (if needed) the volunteer chaperone.
____________________________________________________ Student Signature
_________________________________________________________ Teacher Signature
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