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Rural, Urban, and Suburban Communities Task Cards

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

Review the characteristics different types of communities (urban, rural, suburban) with task cards.

Rural and Urban Communities for 2nd Grade!

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 iset of task cards is an engaging and active way to help your students differentiate between urban, rural, and suburban areas. Over a series of 24 task cards students will examine images, review vocabulary, and demonstrate what they know about the different types of communities.

Rural vs. Suburban vs. Urban Task Cards

Use this Community Task card set 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

  • Pair students together to complete the activity.
  • Provide students with a Types of Community anchor chart to refer to during the activity.


Easily Prepare This Resource for Your Students

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


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