"Occupations In Our Community"
         Danielle Glazer         


Quitman Elementary

Kindergarten


Hats/ Community Helpers Thematic Unit Songs and Fingerplays

Community Helpers




This web quest will inform students about community helpers.  The students will be introduced to different community helpers such as:  police officers, firefighters, doctors and letter carriers.  The web quest will guide the students through each community helper and allow them to learn about these four occupations with the help of an adult.


What do they do?

Click on a helper for a description of his/her job.




More sites:

The Police Notebook Visit a police station online.
Safety for Kids
This site is about safety for kids and how to use 911 in an emergency. It's very important to stay safe!

First Community Helpers- Preschool Activities and Crafts

Choose a community helper, career lesson plan, or theme to find  activities that include easy instructions and a list of materials needed for the topic. You will find crafts, printable activities, coloring pages and related Internet links.


Community Club
click on a neighborhood worker to learn more about their job.



More Sites:

Dentists help us keep our smiles clean and bright. Visit Dr. Rabbits bright smile forest to play some cool games and learn about how dentist help keep our teeth healthy.
Little People by Fisher Price

Who's at the door? Play the cool game on this website to see if you can pick out the community helper that has come over to visit.
WHAT DO FARMERS AND FISHERMEN DO?
Have you ever wondered what it would be like to be a farmer?  Check out this web site to find out.
What's My Job?
Play the online game "What is my job?" It will help you remember who some of our community helpers are and their very important jobs.

  ACTIVITIES FOR CHILDREN

Select 2 of the web sites and develop learning activities for your students based on the web sites.  Each activity requires listing of related QCC or Standard (15)

Activity # 1
QCC:

Grade: K
Social Studies
Economics
9
Topic: Community Helpers
Standard: Names and describes the roles of community helpers who produce goods and/or services, including firefighters, police officers, doctors, dentists, bus drivers and farmers.

Have students view this website again:Community Helpers Webquest
Now that the students have been introduced to each of the community helpers it's time to get them thinking about what they want to be when they grow up.   After the web quest students will understand the many things that people do while at work.  Have students draw a picture of what they want to be when they grow up using paper, crayons, markers and any other classroom materials.  Have students write the name of the profession at the top.   So, if they drew a doctor the students would be expected to write DOCTOR at the top.  Each students must draw items that go along with the profession.  Again, if they drew a doctor they could draw:  needle, hospital, ambulance.  In addition, they must arrange a time to share the picture with the teacher and orally say why they chose that profession.

Checklist for Evaluation:

Activity # 2

Title of Lesson:
Helping Hands  (Community Helpers)

Primary Learning Outcome (PLO):
The primary learning outcomes to be achieved with this lesson include:
A. With teacher guidance students will be able to use the computer to research information on the Internet.
 

Assessed QCC:
A. Grade: K
Subject Area: Technology Integration
Strand: Research
10 Topic: Research
Standard: Uses basic research techniques with teacher guidance.


You are the new mail carrier in your community and it is your first day on the job. You must deliver mail to some of the community helpers. Do you know where you should deliver their mail? Remember to look at the address on the front of the envelope. Where does a firefighter work? Where can you find a doctor? Lets see if you know where to deliver the mail. The  teacher will give you a letter to deliver, and on a piece of paper draw a picture of where to deliver your mail. Visit this website and look at the map of the neighborhood and click on the buildings to see which community helpers work where.
Mission Steps
      
    1. First visit the site to see the map of the neighborhood.
    2. Look at the map and click on each building to find out   
        which community helper works in each building.
    3. Look at the address on your letter and draw a picture of 
        where you should deliver your letter and a picture of who
        the letter is to.


 COLLABORATIVE ACTIVITIES TO DO AT HOME
Activities for students related to web sites that they could do with their parents as homework or out of class assignments. i.e. learning about the country.  These activities can be more informal and focus on parents and children learning together. (20)

Activity # 1-

Career Awareness
This lesson is designed to help familiarize kindergartners with the work place. It will focus on the different types of work that people can do and the role they play in the community. A PowerPoint presentation will be used to assist the children in identifying different jobs and to stimulate discussion about the role of a given job in the community.
QCC:
Grade: K
Social Studies
Economics
9
Topic: Community Helpers
Standard: Names and describes the roles of community helpers who produce goods and/or services, including firefighters, police officers, doctors, dentists, bus drivers and farmers.

Use the PowerPoint slide show to help stimulate a discussion about various jobs in the community. Slides with question marks give the children an opportunity to guess what kind of job the pictures represent. Those slides that follow the question marks are designed to generate discussion about that job specifically does for the community and the tools that they use to do their job.

Attachments for Step 1
Title: Career Awareness FileName: Career Awareness.ppt
Description: PowerPoint presentation to stimulate a discussion about different jobs in the community.
Have your child complete the attached worksheet to reinforce the lesson and to help assess their learning. This worksheet will help you see if your child can identify the five jobs/careers discussed in the presentation. Since the majority of kindergartners can not read well, you should read the directions (one step at a time), allowing him/her to complete them as you read.

Attachments for Step 2
Title: Career Worksheet FileName: Career  worksheet
Description: Print and copy for each student.
Activity # 2
Working Together for Our Community
This is the seventh and final lesson of the Heroes in My Community unit. Students will review the helpers that were learned in previous lessons of the unit and will play an online game in which they choose the community helper that matches the description. Students will then make a book of community helpers and share their work with the rest of the class.
Grade: K
Social Studies
Economics
9
Topic: Community Helpers
Standard: Names and describes the roles of community helpers who produce goods and/or services, including firefighters, police officers, doctors, dentists, bus drivers and farmers.

Step:  1

Introduce the lesson by explaining to your child that this is a review lesson about community helpers. Summarize what each of the community helpers that were discussed in previous lessons do to help others in neighborhoods around the world. If necessary, use the links listed below as a resource.

Web Resources for Step 1
Title: What Does a Dentist Do?
URL: http://www.whatdotheydo.com/dentist.htm
Annotation: Use this as a resource when explaining the role of dentists in the community.
Title: What Does a Driver Do?
URL: http://www.whatdotheydo.com/driver.htm
Annotation: Use this as a resource when explaining the role of bus drivers in the community.
Title: What Do Farmers and Fishermen Do?
URL: http://www.whatdotheydo.com/farmer_f.htm
Annotation: Use this as a resource when explaining the role of farmers in the community.
Title: What Does a Firefighter Do?
URL: http://www.whatdotheydo.com/firefght.htm
Annotation: Use this as a resource when explaining the role firefighters play in the community.
Title: What Does a Pediatrician Do?
URL: http://www.whatdotheydo.com/pediatrc.htm
Annotation: Use this as a resource when explaining the role of doctors in the community.
Title: What Does a Police Officer Do?
URL: http://www.whatdotheydo.com/police.htm
Annotation: Use this as a resource when explaining the role of police officers in the community.
Step 2:
Tell your child that they are going to play a game called, "Name that Community Helper." Explain the object of the game by telling him/her that they will hear a description of a community helper and will hold up a picture that indicates the helper whose role is described. Distribute the helper pictures and allow your child to color and cut them prior to gluing craft sticks to the back of them. When the community helper cards are assembled begin playing the game. Read the clues from the attached sheet and instruct the students to hold up the helper picture they believe takes on that role. Continue play until each of the clues are read.

Attachments for Step 2
Title: Community Helper Description Sheet FileName: Community helper description sheet
Description: This is the Claris version.
Title: Community Helper Description Sheet FileName: Community helper description sheet.doc
Description: Print this sheet and read the descriptions when playing the game.
Title: Community Helper Picture Cards FileName: Community Helper picture cards.cwk
Description: This is the Claris version.
Title: Community Helper Picture Cards FileName: Community Helper  picture cards.doc
Description: Print these cards and allow the students to color them, cut, and glue craft sticks on the back of them. This will enable them to hold the cards up easily when playing the game.
Step:  3
Direct your child to a computer and allow them to play the game at the listed Web site. Explain to him/her that they will listen to the description of a community helper and will click on the helper that is being described. Allow your child to continue to play until each helper has been featured.
Web Resources for Step 3
Title: Who's at the Door?
URL: http://www.fisherprice.com/us/littlepeople/section.asp?section=DOOR
Annotation: Click on this link for the online game. Prior to teaching the lesson, allow this game to fully load to reduce wait time.
Activity # 3
Meet your Neighbors
Assessed QCC:
A. Grade: K
Subject Area: Technology Integration
Strand: Research
10 Topic: Research
Standard: Uses basic research techniques with teacher guidance.

Technology Connection:
Technologies that will be used in this lesson include:


Procedures:
Step One: Introduction
Have your child go to a computer.  List 2 or more questions that introduce the topic of community helpers that establish a connection to his/her prior knowledge by asking him/her: "Have you ever seen a policeman, a firefighter, a doctor, or a mailman?  What were they doing when you saw them?  Today we are going to learn about community  helpers by visiting websites on the Internet and we will do a fun activity to learn more about community helpers.  Give explanation of importance of lesson to your child's  live today or in the future.) 

Estimated Time for Step One:
5 minutes

Step Two Teaching the Primary Learning Outcomes:
(Have your child sit at the computer where they can control the mouse and computer.)  (Explain to your child the process of the lesson.)  After we visit several websites about community helpers then you will pretend to be the host for a neighborhood cookout.  Draw a picture tell some interesting things about community helpers.

Check for understanding
Have students explore and discuss the information in each of 3 or 4 pre-selected websites.  Ask students guiding questions about the important concepts in each of the visited websites.  Save "Special Neighbors" website to use in mission project. http://www.valdosta.edu/%7Elmwells/topic.html

  List three or more questions.
1. What are some ways to make sure you are safe if there is fire at your house?
2.What does the dentist use to clean your teeth?
3.Why are firefighters important to the community?

Practice and feedback related to the PLC
Read mission project to students.  Explain to student that they are going to be a host for a neighborhood cookout.Discuss to students that they are new in their neighborhood and want to plan a party.  Once the party is over they at going to sit down and write a letter to their friends back home about their new neighbors. Tell the students that the information that they will need to complete their mission project is listed and connected in the  mission activity.  Visit website-  http://www.valdosta.edu/%7Elmwells/topic.html
 for information for mission project, "Special Neighbors."  Discuss the information in the linked website in the mission activity with your child to emphasize interesting and important information needed to complete mission project.


(Students will write (or dictate to parent) information to be included in the articles and draw pictures for the mission project.  While students are completing mission project, teacher will observe students and give assistance when needed.)

Mission Project

  You are new in your neighborhood and you want to meet all of your new neighbors.  You have decided to plan a cookout at your house to meet them.  Once they arrive you realize that they are all community helpers.

  You meet them all and eat lunch with them.  While eating you ask them some question about what is special about their job.  You ask the fireman how many fires he has put out and you ask the doctor how many people he sees daily.

   After all the people leave you decide to write a letter and draw a picture to your friends where you use to live so they can see your new neighbors too.

       The TopicQuest Page has some links you might want to stop at before you write your letter so you can tell your friends more. The new Neighbor website tells about community helpers and what they do for a living.

Have a GREAT cookout!
Mission Steps

1. Explore with your teacher your new Neighbors for information to write a letter and draw a picture of what your neighbors do.

2. Write or describe to your teacher 2 community helpers and compare their jobs to others.

3. Add the drawings of the 2 community helpers to your letter.

4. Give your letter and drawings to your teacher to scan and publish on the Internet.


Activity # 4

Assessed QCC:
A. Grade: K
Subject Area: Technology Integration
Strand: Research
10 Topic: Research
Standard: Uses basic research techniques with teacher guidance.
Introduction:
  D o you know how a police officer can help you?  Do you know what a librarian does? Many people see community helpers only as those people who have jobs that we see and hear about  on television.  There are many community helpers but do children know enough about what they actually do? This WebQuest will inform the first grade class about community helpers.  The students will be introduced to different community helpers with in the community: librarian, firefighter, doctor, and police officer.  This WebQuest will guide each student  through a variety of different community helpers to find out what they actually do.  Students will be working with  fifth grade students on this project. The students will then take notes in their community helper books they have made and at the end of the search they will decide; If I could choose a community helper which one would I be?

Task:
 By the end of this task, students will have an understanding of what each community helpers job is.  By searching through each WebQuest, students will  developed several characteristics about  each community helper.   Students  will then decide, if they could pick a community helper which one would they be. Student will then get into small groups and role play which community helper  they chose while  other students guess. Students will then share with a friend, teacher or their fifth grade helper why they chose that community helper.

Process:
   There will be one fifth grade student to a pair of first grade students. Students will visit each web site and learn about community helpers: fighter fighter, police officer, doctor and librarian. Students will have already created a community helpers book to record their information in.

When entering each site students will find out:

1. Where they work?
2. What does the job entail( what they do everyday)?
3.  What are they responsible for?
4.  Facts one finds interesting about this job.

Students will write down in their community helpers book, information they found in each of these questions.

After the students have finished the WebQuest students will:

decide what community helper they would like to be
in small groups each students will role play their community helper while
   other guess
Students will share with a friend, teacher or their fifth grade partner
   why they picked the community helper they did.

Fighter fighter

(Click on each web site listed below. Remember to return back to this site,   click on the back bottom on the top of the page)

http://bensguide.gpo.gov/k-2/neighborhood/firefighter.html

http://www.whatdotheydo.com/firefght.htm
   
Police officer
(Click on each web site listed below.  Remember to return back to this site,   click on the back bottom at the top of the page)

http://www.whatdotheydo.com/police.htm

http://bensguide.gpo.gov/k-2/neighborhood/policeofficer.html
   
Doctor
(Click on each web site listed below.  Remember to return back to this site,   click on the back bottom at the top of the page)

http://bensguide.gpo.gov/k-2/neighborhood/doctor.html

http://teacher.scholastic.com/commclub/  

Librarian 

(Click on each web site listed below.  Remember to return back to this site,   click at the back bottom on the top of the page)

http://teacher.scholastic.com/commclub/

http://www.whatdotheydo.com/libraria.htm  
Evaluation:

Students will be evaluated  on their community helper book  that they created, and conversations that they have with either the teacher, fifth grade student  or a friend of their choice.   There will a lso  be a rubric  handed  out in class.

Conclusion:

Congratulations, you have completed the WebQuest!   By completing this WebQuest  you should have decided what community helper you would like to be,  information on  what they do, what they are responsible for and things you find interesting about that job. There are several  community helpers  that we see everyday and these were just a few.   Some day  you  will be part of a community  and doing what you enjoy.   So, I hope you enjoyed  this WebQuest along with finding out more on community helpers.
 




RESOURCES FOR CHILDREN
List of 3  resource books or materials  related to your theme with annotated information about each book. Annotation must be written by YOU.  (12)

1. Curious George Takes a Job by H.A. Job-
This book is a fun way to learn about jobs in a community. The students will learn about working in a community because George "the curious monkey" ventures out into the city and takes on many jobs.

2. I Can Be Anything by Ena Keo-This book is an excellent way to introduce occupations to kindergarten students. This book is written from a child's perspective on what he/she could do when he/she grows up. Children of all ages have ideas about what type of job they want to have when they are older. After reading this book, the teacher can begin a discussion on occupations and list job choices on the board.

3. All About Things People Do by Melanie and Chris Rice- See the attached lesson to use with this great book!
Describes what people do in different jobs, such as pilots, athletes, and hairdressers; what different places look like, from factories, to schools, to theaters; and how things are made, including cars, clay pots, and buildings.

All_About_Things_People_Do_lesson

 RESOURCES FOR PARENTS

At least 2 Resources for parents that can be used to help them working with their students at home or for them to learn more about the topic on their own.
Example:  If an activity from one of the web sites is about Abraham Lincoln, you could find a good book that they could read to learn more about the topic, or his life.  YOU WILL BRING THESE BOOKS TO SHARE IN CLASS  (8)

1. Community Helpers from A-Z by Bobbie Kalman

2. Who Will Use This? By Jan Pritchett
3. You're a Community Helper by Karen
Bryant-Mole.

 PRE-POST TEST 

Develop a 10-question test for the students and parents.  Be sure to include the answers in another location.  The pre/post test can be developed in a variety of ways. (20)


This test is numbered 1-5. Each question has several parts. 

            People who help us

The police and firefighters are people who help us in our community.
They have important jobs to do and they need special equipment.

Your task is to find out about these people and decide:

Which job would you rather do if you were grown up now,
the policeofficer's or the firefighter's?

1.

Research the police officer's job to answer these questions.

1. What do they do for us?
2. Why do they do this?
3. What equipment do they need?



 2.

Research the firefighter's job to answer these questions.

1. What do they do for us?
2. Why do they do this?
3. What equipment do they need?

Click on Firefighting get more information.


The next several questions can be answered after reading about each worker on the community club website
3.


Click here to complete these questions below and then check your answers

Veterinarian

A veterinarian works with people animals food.

Dr. Fay listens to a pet's heart eye nose.

Dr. Fay goes to the farm to see big small animals.

4.

Click here  to complete these questions below and then check your answers

Librarian

Librarians help children find dogs books shoes.

At story time, Anne reads and children listen talk cry .

Anne puts a sun mouse date in every book.

5.


 Click here to complete the questions below and then check your answers

Utility Worker

Andre's company brings you trucks electricity trees.

Andre uses a manhole rope pole  to get to underground wires.

Inside manholes, there are many hats workers wires.




 

Clip art borrowed from:

  Special Neighbors Website


Activities Borrowed from:
Activity #1- http://www.glc.k12.ga.us/BuilderV03/lptools/lpshared/lpdisplay.asp?Session_Stamp=&LPID=47132- Career Awareness from Georgia Learning Connection.
Activity #2- http://www.glc.k12.ga.us/BuilderV03/lptools/lpshared/lpdisplay.asp?Session_Stamp=&LPID=45060
Working Together for Our Community.
Activity # 3- http://www.valdosta.edu/%7Elmwells/topic.html
Special Neighbors Webquest.
Activity # 4- http://www.ehhs.cmich.edu/~molivo/webquest.html
Community Helpers Webquest

  Community Helpers Webquest-Activities for children
  Helping Hands Webquest- Activities for children