Lesson Plan

Different Communities

What's the difference? In this lesson, your students will learn to describe what living in an urban, rural, and a suburban area is like.
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Learning Objectives

  • Students will be able to describe and compare rural, urban, and suburban communities.


(5 minutes)
Compare and Contrast: Rural and UrbanThree Types of Communities
  • Read aloud Town and Country by Craig Shuttlewood. Tell students that in a city you'll find tall buildings and buses and people who are rushing. Around the cities people live and play and they travel by train to work every day. At night on a farm, you can see many stars. And across the hills, the lights of passing cars.
  • Ask students to look at the illustrations and describe some details in towns and some in the country.
  • Tell students that today they're going to learn about different communities.