Discover Your Town - Rural Culture

LESSON - Discover Your Town:  Using the 8 Rural Culture Elements - adaptable Grades 4-12

(This lesson adapted from resources at:  Kansas Sampler Foundation website:

Take your class on an adventure:  to discover what is right under their noses!  

Students explore the unique architecture, art, commerce, cuisine, customs, geography, history and people of their community.  Helpful questions and examples guide the process.  (Can do part of all of project stages). 

Students assess community resources, and then can create a final project and serve the community by sharing their discoveries.  

Kids can feel like they have done something important to help their town. A great school-community joint venture!

Social Studies, Language Arts, Art, Business, Family & Consumer Science