Urban, Suburban, and Rural Communities
Software: Community Construction Kit
- Students will collect pictures of different kinds of
communities and discuss how they are alike and how they are
different. They will gather images of a variety of homes from
magazines, books, and/or the Community Construction Kit Photo
Gallery. As a class they will discuss the major differences in
- Students will work in groups to compare and contrast the
similarities and differences.
- Groups will sort their pictures into three categories - urban,
suburban, and rural. They will discuss how these homes and
communities are alike and how they are different.
- Children will work with a partner or in groups to use the
Community Construction Kit to create their own community. They
will utilize the Ready-Made Buildings files: Urban and Rural #1,
Urban and Rural #2, and Urban and Rural #3, to print and construct
buildings and communities.
Use the Neighborhood MapMachine software to design a large
floor-size map with roads, lakes, parks, and more.