Teaching Pre-K Students about Community Helpers Descriptive Essay by ABCs

Teaching Pre-K Students about Community Helpers
The paper is an educational plan aimed at young children to help foster appreciation for individuals who work for the benefit of the community.
# 111678 | 2,540 words | 14 sources | APA | 2009 | US
Published on Jan 27, 2009 in Education (Curriculum) , Education (Early Childhood)

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The author of this paper suggests that it is important, at an early stage, to instill in pre-school children an awareness of community and of the people who help make a community function. The paper's author suggests implementing an educational program that will be directed to pre-kindergarten children and that will foster in them an understanding and appreciation of people whose work is vital to the functioning of the community but who are often taken for granted, such as police officers, firefighters, postal workers, and farmers. The paper's writer then describes in detail the plan and the various activities suggested.

Growth Characteristics of the Child
Background Material
General Objectives
Specific Objectives
Initiation or Approach
Problems and Experiences
Field Trips
Language and Literacy
Culminating Activities
Instructional Resources

From the Paper:

"A child's cognitive development depends largely on the opportunities provided for learning. One of the most critical social and cognitive skills that they must harness during this age is the development of their language and ability to communicate. Language expands rapidly between 2 to 5 years old. Vocabulary expands from 100 words to more than 2,000, and they are able to combine these words into more complex sentences. The expansion of a child's vocabulary is improved especially when adults frequently ask them questions. Although they are able to combine sentences and can already engage in story-telling, they are not able to use understand figurative speech; they can only understand literal meaning of words. Picture books are helpful tools to allow children to improve their language skills."

Sample of Sources Used:

  • American Academy of Pediatrics. (2008). Develomental Stages. [Online.] Retrieved 18 September 2008 from the Web site: http://www.aap.org/healthtopics/stages.cfm
  • Free Appropriate Public Education. (19 September 2008). Everday Heroes in Action: We must tell their stories. [Online.] Retrieved 20 September 2008 from the Web site: http://fapeonline.org/Everyday-Heroes-In-Action.htm
  • Junior Achievement. (2008). Farmer - Career, jobs, education, training. [Online.] Retrieved 19 September 2008 from the Web site: http://studentcenter.ja.org/aspx/findcareer/career.aspx?industryid=1&careerid=16
  • Kliegman, R. M., Behrman, R. E., Jenson, H. B., & Stanton, B. F. (2007). Nelson Textbook of Pediatrics, 18th ed. PA: Saunders Elsevier.
  • Lansing Community College. (2008). Career Facts - Fire Science. [Online.] Retrieved 19 September 2008 from the Web site: http://www.lcc.edu/publicservice/fire_science/careers/

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