How Communities Grow And Change

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Quiz: How Communities Grow And Change

Tour the Historic California State Rail Museum with young Shelby and meet the 'Conductor' of a journey through time. Students will learn how the first settlements made an impact on future communities. They'll discover how communities have grown and changed leaving behind historical landmarks and paving the road for technological developments in transportation, communication, and the utilities needed to serve those communities. Students will also learn how natural resources can affect the pattern of growth and the stability of a community and the ultimate impact that community development has on the environment.

Student Application

Communities around the world are always changing because of the needs of the people that live there and the resources available.

Learning Objectives

  1. Students will see how a town grows and changes.
  2. Students will learn how families, neighborhoods, schools, and communities respond to growth and change.
  3. Students will understand that as communities grow, both the land and people change.
  4. Students will learn how the environment is im...

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Supporting Activities

  1. Local history. Invite a local historian to visit your classroom, or take your students to a local history museum. Have students come up with questions about their community to ask the historian. Following the visit, have students draw pictures of how their community looked long ago and how it looks today.
  2. Creative Writing. H...

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