Second graders in Mrs. Vescovi’s room learned how to be urban planners, as they worked together to create Franklin City.
As part of their Social Studies unit, the students brainstormed about the kinds of things a community needs to be vital. Then each student selected a service or business and created it out of a shoebox.
Some of the buildings included a hospital, department store, police station, restaurant, hardware store, library, stadium, farm, playground, school, doctor’s office, grocery store, bank, museum, fire station and car dealership.
Once their buildings were complete, they assembled their town on their classroom floor and added roads, street lights, stop signs, handicapped parking spaces, green spaces, fountains and more.
It was a fun learning experience that got them thinking about in what kind of town they would like to live. Click here
to see some photos of the buildings they created.