Objective: Upon completetion of this lesson, students will be able to identify and describe jobs within their community.
SC Comprehensive School Counseling Big Standard: Students will understand how community awareness relates to work.
Competency Indicator: Describe how work and careers relate to the needs of their community.
American School Counselor Association (ASCA) Mindsets and Behaviors: Career Development
Materials: Career Day by Anne Rockwell, Pencils, Crayons, Draw and Write Paper, Community Helpers Name Strips, Small Bag
Lesson Formative Assessment (acceptable evidence): Students will write something they learned about community helpers as well as illustrate their writing. Students will be allowed to share writing with the class.
Introduction: Discuss with the classthat their task for today is to think about the different jobs people have in their community.
Step 1: Label a piece of chart paper “What do we know about community helpers?” Divide the chart in half labeling one side community and the other side helpers. Ask the class the following questions and jot their answers on chart paper: What is a community? Who is in a community? Who is a helper? How are you a helper at school/home? Together the class will come up with a definition for community helpers.
Step 2: Read aloudCareer Day by Anne Rockwell. As you read, pause and ask students questions about each job (what tools workers use, what vehicles workers use, etc.). Allow students to respond. Summaraize book.
Step 3: Tell students you are holding a bag with the names of community helpers from the book, Career Day. Students will pull a name from the bag. Tell students they are to write a few short short sentences describing the community helper they selected. Students will illustrate their writing.
Allow students to share what they have learned with the class by reading their writing and sharing their drawing.