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Lesson Plan Template ED3501GHI Curriculum Overview Lesson

Lesson Teacher: Ms.Shostak


Social Studies- Urban and Rural
Title/Focus Date: December 14

GENERAL LEARNING OUTCOMES


GLO 1: My World: Home, School, Community: Students will demonstrate an understanding and appreciation of how
identity and self-esteem are enhanced by their sense of belonging in their world and how active members in a
community contribute to the well-being, growth and vitality of their groups and communities.

SPECIFIC LEARNER OUTCOMES


SLO 1.1.5 - distinguish geographic features in their own community from other communities by exploring and reflecting
upon the following questions for inquiry:

What are some differences between rural and urban communities?

LEARNING OBJECTIVES
1. Students will be able to describe a urban community
2. Students will be able to describe a rural community
3. Students will be able to differentiate between a rural and urban community
ASSESSMENTS
Observations: Students engagement and participation
Student work in the community
Key Questions: What is an urban community? How can we tell?
What is a rural community? How can we tell?
How do we show the difference between a rural and urban community?
Products/Performances: Student participation
Student work on our community
LEARNING RESOURCES CONSULTED MATERIALS AND EQUIPMENT
Alberta Program of Studies Teacher Materials:
Pinterest Pictures of Urban and Rural communities
White Glue
Construction Paper
2 Hard Poster Board (Green)
Small boxes (milk cartons and other small boxes)
Small animals and cars/trucks
Plants
Student Materials:
Markers
Glue
PROCEDURE
Introduction Time
Attention Grabber Ask students to come and join me at the carpet
Transition to Body We have discussed what a Community is. Can we remember what a community
is? Can we think of any communities we are apart of? We are becoming great
observers when thinking about different communities. When we think about
these different kind of communities we can know more about the world!
Body Time
Learning Activity #1 Rural and Urban:
o There are two types of communities we can live in! Does anyone
remember the two different words? Yes, we can live in a rural
community or a urban community
10 mins
o What are some things that tell us we are in a rural community?
o What are some things that tell us we are in an urban community?
o Show Pictures of different communities. Is this community urban or
rural? Go through examples why we think rural or urban?
Adapted from a template created by Dr. K. Roscoe 1
Lesson Plan Template ED3501GHI Curriculum Overview Lesson
Assessments/ Differentiation Are students engaged and participating? Are students able to describe an urban
community? Are students able to describe a rural community? Are students able
to differentiate between a rural and urban community?
Learning Activity #2 Building our own Communities:
o Tell students we will be building our own communities both a rural and
a urban out of different materials
o One of our poster boards will be an urban community
o One of our poster boards will be a rural community
o Students will be asked to start making one building for one of the 35 mins
communities
o They can use many different materials (show exemplars of buildings)
o We will need sky scrapers and farm houses
o When students are done buildings we will glue the buildings and
accessories to make different communities, both rural and urban
Assessment Differentiation Are students engaged and participating? Are students able to describe an urban
community? Are students able to describe a rural community? Are students able
to differentiate between a rural and urban community?
Cliffhanger/Closure Time
Assessment of Learning: Are students engaged and participating? Are students able to differentiate
between urban and rural communities? Are students able to aspects from
each community?

CLOSURE:
Oh look at our community! 5 mins
What side of our community is a rural community? How do we know?
What side of our community is an urban community? How do we know?
Is their something that we didnt add that we could add?
How could we make it better? Hmmm thats an idea
Does this show a urban community and rural community?
Transition: Ask students to line up and wash their hands for snack!
Rationale
How does this individual lesson
scaffold learning opportunities Students have been learning about communities and different communities for previous
for students? two classes. This activity to is engage students in the concept of community. We are able
What assumptions does this
lesson make about what to build a community together; however, showing difference between rural and urban
students already know? communities. This activity will allow me to formatively assess if students are
In what ways is this lesson understanding the difference between rural and urban.
connected to the next lesson?

Adapted from a template created by Dr. K. Roscoe 2