Teaching with Primary Sources

Community Workers - Now and Then

Resources

Resources for this Project

Handouts:
On Your Way to School Scenario

Firefighter Concept Map

Nurse Concept Map

Police Officer Concept Map

Rubric


Books for Read Alouds or Research:

Community Workers - Written by: Bobbie Kalman

Jobs People Do - Written by: Anita Ganeri

A Day With Firefighters - Written by: Jan Kottke

Nurses - Written by: Dee Ready

I Can Be a Police Officer - Written by: Catherine Matthias

A Day in the Life of a Police Officer
- Written by: Mary Bowman-Kruhm and Claudine G. Wirths


Internet Sites:

Library of Congress

Community Club
Choose from eight different neighborhood workers to learn about their jobs

Your Neighborhood

Click on the buildings to learn about the people that work in each one

Careers
Pick a community worker of your choice and you can find detailed information about that worker

Places in My Neighborhood
An online audio book about different places to work in a neighborhood

Time to Fight a Fire
Listen to a story about firefighters plus additional activities related to fire safety


Other Sources:
As part of this lesson a local firemen, police officer, or nurse could be brought in as guest speakers. The students could make a list of questions for each of these speakers that could be given to the speaker ahead of time so they have an idea of what the students want to know about.

Governors State University - Teaching with Primary Sources Partner
Miss Shannon Rodgers
Sunnybrook School District 171
Last Updated on March 7, 2009