Build Your Community
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Build the community of your dreams. Learn about the different businesses and what goods or service they provide. Grab your hard hat and help Bubba the builder begin to lay out your community.
In this lesson you will identify businesses that provide goods and services of the sort that people in most communities want to have, create a collage representing goods and services that your families consume, and give one reason why you selected each business in your community and tell what good or service each business will provide to the community.
Visit the following link to build a community.
"Build A Neighborhood
Now you have an idea of what you want your community to look like, you should visit the following link to get an idea of what you want to have in your community.
"Factory Work - How Things Are Produced
What are some main businesses likely to be found in most communities?
What are two reasons why the businesses listed would be important to the success of a community?
What would these businesses offer to the people that live in the community?
Which of the answers below is not a reason why businesses are important to the success of a community?
a. Business would provide jobs for people to earn money.
b. Some businesses produce goods.
c. Some businesses provide a service.
d. People really don't need to have a job.
What goods or services would these business offer to the people that live in the community?
Drag and Drop Activity Part 1
Drag and Drop Activity Part 2
Why would it be important to have these businesses in the community?
a. provide jobs for people
b. provide services
c. eat ice cream
d. provide goods
e. have fun
What do you feel are the six most important businesses to have in a community? Complete the following activity to decide what you want your community to be like.
Build Your Community Activity
In the classroom you will respond to these questions in a class discussion format.
- List each business you chose and give one reason why you feel that business is necessary to the development/benefit of the community.
- What service does each of these business offer to a community?
- Why would it be important to have these businesses in the community?
Select the three correct answers from the following list of five choices as to why it would be important to have these businesses in the community.
[1. Provide a service to the community
2. Produce a good or product for the people
3. Provide jobs for the community
4. Nice to have those businesses in town
5. Makes the town bigger.]
With community that you designed, write a story about your community.
Build a 3-dimensional community of the town that you live in. You may use various materials (e.g., milk cartons, shoe boxes), depending on what is available.