Community Helpers Lesson Plan - Comic Strip
Students Create a Community Helpers Comic Strip
Students think of 4 community helpers in their neighborhood and create a one page comic strip using Comic Life. Students use the community helpers worksheet to list their 4 chosen community helpers. Students write one or two sentences telling who each community helper is and how that person helps the community. Students collect images representing their 4 chosen community helpers. Students combine their information and images to create the comic strip. Students save and or print their work. Comic life allows students to export their comic as an image. These images can be added to websites or slideshows for back to school night or open house events.
This lesson integrates technology into the social studies curriculum.
Grade 3 and up.
Student Community Helpers Worksheet:
Discuss with students that there are many special people in their community that help the community in different ways. Give a few examples: Nurses, business owners, police, mail carriers.. "Who can think of some others?". Ask the students to consider how these people are helpful to the community.
Demonstrate how to use Comic Life. Demonstrate how they will get pictures. Create a sample comic and demonstrate how to add the panel boxes, images and comic lettering. Demonstrate how to change the background colors, text colors, font sizes, etc.
Some Community Helpers
Give students plenty of ideas to use for their comic:
Real Estate Professional