Building a Community
Series: Learning About Your Community
This resource supports the Grade 2 focus "Community."
Unlike pioneer families who cut down trees to build their homes and other buildings (sometimes with the help of nearby neighbours), today it takes many skilled workers to build a community. From heavy equipment operators to bricklayers and masons, skilled workers are needed to install electrical wiring and cables and hook up sewers and water to sinks. Roofers, painters, window and door installers and landscapers are some of the many workers needed to build our communities - the residential areas where people live, and the commercial areas where people work.