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Title of Unit: Who are the People in Your Neighborhood?

Title of Lesson: Police Officers Submitted By: Gina Bogden

A. Summary of the Lesson Plan: This social studies lesson is designed for first grade students to learn about the role of police officers in the community. This lesson uses the book Police Officer by Heather Miller. B. Target Population: Grade Level: 1st grade Skill Level: students at all learning levels Grouping: whole group K-W-L, reading, and discussion; partners K and W part of K-W-L, list of questions for police officer; independent assessment C. Materials: Police Officer by Heather Miller Pencils Markers Butcher paper Index cards D. Objectives: o NV State Social Studies Standards H3.1.3 Identify and describe occupations in the community that help people, i.e., police officers, fire fighters, and nurses. o Student-Friendly Standards I can identify and describe the jobs of people that help in my neighborhood. E. Procedure: 1. Teacher will do a K-W-L chart with students. Teacher will ask students to talk to their shoulder partner about things they know about police officers. Teacher will list several students responses on butcher paper. Teacher will ask students to discuss with their face partner what they want to learn about police officers. Teacher will list several students responses on butcher paper.

2. Teacher reads aloud Police Officer by Heather Miller stopping to ask questions to check for understanding. Focus on these questions:
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What do police officers do?


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Title of Unit: Who are the People in Your Neighborhood? Title of Lesson: Police Officers Submitted By: Gina Bogden

What do police officers wear? What tools do police officers use? Where and when do police officers work? How do police officers help the community?

3. Activity - Students will work with their shoulder partner to write a list of questions they would like to ask a police officer. These questions will be used on Day 4 during our visitation field trip. F. CLOSURE: Have students discuss with their shoulder partner one thing they learned about police officers today. Ask several students for their response and list them on the L part of the K-W-L chart. G. Assessment: What will you use to measure student understanding? Students will do a Ticket Out and write two ways police officers help the community. Explain how you will know students understand the concepts from the lesson. Students must Identify and describe occupations in the community that help people, i.e., police officers, fire fighters, and nurses. Doing the Ticket Out shows that students understand the concepts taught in this lesson. H. Reflection: 1. Which part of the lesson do you think will be the easiest for you to teach? I think reading the book and discussing it will be the easiest to teach. 2. Which part will be most challenging for you to teach? I think the activity in which the students make a list of questions for a police officer will be the most challenging because at this age, their writing and spelling skills are limited. 3. How will you follow up or extend this lesson? As an extension to this lesson, I will have a police officer come in and speak to my class. 4. What will you do for students who dont grasp the concepts?
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Title of Unit: Who are the People in Your Neighborhood? Title of Lesson: Police Officers Submitted By: Gina Bogden

For students who dont understand the concepts in this lesson, I would reread some of the pages from the book and work with the students to help them pick out the main ideas on each page. 5. Which part of the lesson, if any, do you think might need to change? I dont think any part of this lesson needs to be changed. 6. When you were writing this lesson plan, what was the most difficult part? I really didnt have any difficulty with writing this lesson plan.

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EDEL 453 - Spring 2013

Karen Powell- Instructor

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Title of Unit: Who are the People in Your Neighborhood? Title of Lesson: Police Officers Submitted By: Gina Bogden

Nevada State College

EDEL 453 - Spring 2013

Karen Powell- Instructor

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