Our Urban, Suburban, and Rural Areas lesson plan introduces students to the three community types and their differences. Many students may have heard the three terms before but may not understand the differences. They should also become aware of what is the same between the different communities, and that many people generally have the same goals in life, regardless of where they live. During this lesson, students are asked to work creatively to design and draw a home found in a rural, suburban, or urban community, including the area around the home, like businesses, farmland, other houses, parks, and more. Students are also asked to tell whether given people, places, or other items are most likely found in a rural, suburban, or urban community, or all places.
At the end of the lesson, students will be able to define, identify, and compare urban, suburban, and rural areas.
Common Core State Standards: CCSS.ELA-Literacy.RI.1.4, CCSS.ELA-Literacy.RI.1.6, CCSS.ELA-Literacy.RI.1.7, CCSS.ELA-Literacy.RI.2.4, CCSS.ELA-Literacy.RI.2.7, CCSS.ELA-Literacy.RI.3.4, CCSS.ELA-Literacy.RI.3.7[fusion_youtube id=”https://youtu.be/04lO0ISBT40″ alignment=”” width=”” height=”” autoplay=”false” api_params=”” hide_on_mobile=”small-visibility,medium-visibility,large-visibility” class=”” css_id=””][/fusion_youtube]