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What Makes a Community? Lesson for Grades 2-5

In this lesson, students create a community by drawing pictures of houses, apartment buildings, condominiums, and businesses. They place their pictures on the floor and take a walk in their community. They discover that there are many important features missing from this community. As they draw and add additional features to their community, they learn that some are paid for by government and that taxes pay for government-provided goods and services.

This lesson plan is designed for teaching grades 2, 3, 4 and 5.


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Audience:   Elementary School
Language:   English
Subjects:   Economics
Resource Types:   Lessons
Concepts:   Role of Government, Taxes