Lesson 3: Jobs in the Community

Getting Started

Questions to Explore

  • How and why does a healthy environment lead to a healthy community?
  • How do people in the community help make the environment better?
  • What is my role in the community and what are others' roles?
  • What do communities provide for the people who live in them?

Facts and Definitions

  • A community helper works in a job that helps people who live in the community.

Skills

  • Identify and state how natural and human resources are used within the community (S and SS)
  • Explore goods and services provided in communities (SS)
  • Identify jobs in the home and community (SS)
  • Recognize and name upper- and lower-case letters (LA)
  • Recognize some words by sight (LA)
  • Recognize beginning consonant sounds (LA)
  • Read or attempt to read own story (LA)
  • Understand letters, words, and story (LA)
  • Voice-print match (LA)
  • Create a chart (M)
  • Count objects in a set and record the number (M)

Materials

  • books about community workers from the local library

Introduction

For this lesson, you will be taking your child to different places where he might encounter community workers. You will also be taking him to observe a chosen community worker for an extended amount of time (30-45 minutes). If you cannot arrange for your child to spend some time with a community worker, find a book that you can read to him about the job of a community worker.

Explain to your child that the people who live in communities have jobs. Many people in the community have jobs that make the community a healthier and happier place to live. We sometimes call these people community helpers.