Rural, Suburban, and Urban

What kind of area do you live in? In this movie, you’ll learn about rural, suburban, and urban areas. In rural areas, such as farmlands, homes and buildings are spread out. In urban areas like cities, homes and buildings are very close together. Suburban areas are places outside of cities. People who live in suburbs often travel to the city for work. In this movie, you’ll explore how populations are different in different communities. How many people live in your neighborhood?

Global Wiki Lesson Plan: Rural, Urban, and Suburban Environments

In this lesson plan, which is adaptable for grades 3-5, students use BrainPOP resources to distinguish between the three types of environments (rural, urban and suburban). They will also connect with students in other schools and other countries, and build their own wiki with embedded photos. This lesson plan is aligned to Common Core State Standards.  See more »

Rural, Urban, and Suburban Background Information for Teachers and Parents

This page contains information to support educators and families in teaching K-3 students about rural, urban, and suburban communties. The information is designed to complement the BrainPOP Jr. movie Rural, Urban, and Suburban. It explains the type of content covered in the movie, provides ideas for how teachers and parents can develop related understandings, and suggests how other BrainPOP Jr. resources can be used to scaffold and extend student learning. See more »

Rural, Urban, and Suburban Activities for Kids

In this set of activities adaptable for grades K-3, parents and educators will find ideas for teaching about rural, suburban, and urban communities. These activities are designed to complement the BrainPOP Jr. Rural, Urban, and Suburban topic page, which includes a movie, quizzes, online games, printable activities, and more. See more »

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