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Rural, Urban, and Suburban Communities Slide Deck

Teach Starter Publishing
Google Slide | 1 page | Grades: 2 - 3

Study the characteristics different types of communities (urban, rural, suburban) with an instructional slide deck.

Need a Types of Communities Lesson Plan?

Are you working on teaching your students the different types of communities around them? Do they know what the differences are between rural areas, suburban areas, and urban areas? Are you looking for an easy way to help them understand and identify the different characteristics of communities? We can help!

This instructional slide deck is an engaging and interactive way to help your students differentiate between urban, rural, and suburban areas. Over a series of 15 slides, students will examine images and diagrams and participate in listening and speaking activities to uncover the differences between communities. Some features you will find in this type of community activity are

  • High-quality real-life photographs
  • Animated labels and pop-up information
  • Turn and Talk opportunities
  • Review questions at the end of the slide deck

Rural vs. Suburban vs. Urban Slide Show

Use this Community slide deck to help your second graders draw comparisons between different types of communities. This resource will help your students understand

  • What is a community?
  • What does urban mean?
  • What is a rural area?
  • What is a suburban area?
  • What is the difference between urban and suburban communities?
  • What is the difference between urban and rural communities?

Tips for Differentiation + Scaffolding 

A team of dedicated, experienced educators created this resource to support your Geography lessons. 

If you have a mixture of above and below-level learners, check out these suggestions for keeping students on track with the concepts: 

🆘 Support Struggling Students

Help students who need help understanding the concepts by 

  • Complete the instructional slides in short, 10-15 minute “chunks” to allow for processing.
  • Provide students with a Types of Community anchor chart, graphic organizer, or worksheet to record information during the lesson.

Easily Prepare This Resource for Your Students

Use the download button to download the Google Slides resource.

This resource was created by Bellamy Taylor-Pines, a teacher in Illinois and Teach Starter Collaborator. 


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