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.


  • 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)


  • books about community workers


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.