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Pictures of Foldable Activities in Lapbooks and Interactive Notebooks
Types Communities Fact Cards – Foldable Activity
Types of Communities Flap Book – Foldable Activity (information provided or blank option)
Transportation in Communities Flap Book – Foldable Activity (information provided or blank option)
Types of Pets in Communities – Foldable Activity
Housing in Communities Flap Book – Foldable Activity (information provided or blank option)
My Community – Foldable Activity
Types of Communities Lapbook Cover
Types of Communities Sort
Rural Communities – Reading Passage
Suburban Communities – Reading Passage
Urban Communities – Reading Passage
Rural Communities – Close Activity
Suburban Communities – Close Activity
Urban Communities – Close Activity
Rural Communities – Positives and Negatives
Suburban Communities - Positives and Negatives
Urban Communities - Positives and Negatives
Design Your Own Farm Activity
Design Your Own Suburban Neighborhood Activity
Design Your Own Urban Neighborhood Activity
How Are They Alike? – Comparison Activity
Types of Communities Assessment
Types of Communities Task Cards (Set of 20) and Answer Sheet
Suggested Scope and Sequence (11 days)
Answer Key
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Print Two-Sided on Short Edge
(Print at 80% if using in interactive notebooks)
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Rural
Country
Suburban
Urban
city
town
 Often called cities
 Many people living
close together
 There is a small
amount of space
 Often called towns
 More people live here
than in rural areas, but
less people live here
than in urban areas
 Usually close to a city
 There is not much open
space or natural areas
 People can walk, or use
a taxi, train, bus, or
subway
 People live in
neighborhoods
 There are many
natural areas
 People often drive, but
may walk or take a bus
 Often called the country  People drive because
 Fewer people live here
distances are too far to
 There are a few buildings
walk
spread out over large
 Some roads may not be
distances
paved, they might be
 There is a lot of open
gravel
space & natural space
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Rural Communities
Reading Passage
Read the passage on the left and answer the questions.
Rural communities are often referred to as the
country. In rural communities there is a lot of wide open
space. Fewer people live here than in other types of
1. What are rural communities often called?
______________________________________
2. Why do people in rural communities usually drive to
where they are going? ______________________
______________________________________
communities. There are a few buildings that are spread out 3. What kinds of roads can be in rural areas? _______
over large distances. Most people drive to where they are
______________________________________
going because it is too far to walk. The roads in rural areas 4.What is farming? _________________________
5. What is ranching? ________________________
may be paved, but they can also be gravel.
People in rural communities usually live in
6. Why do you think ranchers need land? __________
______________________________________
houses. They may use the land around them for farming
7. Why do you think farmers need land? __________
(growing crops) or ranching (raising animals). People may
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have special buildings called barns for their animals and
8. What are some crops that farmers can grow? _____
equipment. Farmers may have farm equipment like tractors
and combines. Ranchers use cattle trailers to transport
animals. Farmers can grows crops such as corn, milo,
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9. What are some advantages
to living here? _______
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soybeans, and cotton. Ranchers may raise animals like cows, __________________
goats, hogs, and horses.
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Answer Key
Foldable Activity
Print Two-Sided on the short side: There are 2 options. It can be printed with the information inside or can be printed so that
students can write the information inside.
Rural Communities Reading Passage
1. The country
2. Places are too far to walk
3. Paved or gravel
4. Growing crops
5. Raising animals
6. Animals need land for grazing
7. Crops require land
8. Corn, milo, soybeans, cotton
9. Various answers
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