Many people are in professions that serve their local communities, such as doctors, dentists, teachers, police officers, and even bakers. Some people serve all communities by enlisting in the military. We collective call people that serve these roles in our communities Community Helpers. We have to remember that these people not only help others in the communities that they serve, but they are often residents and are supporting the community from within. The people that serve these positions help make our surroundings cleaner, safe, and generally better for all the others that inhabit it. If you take a ride through the center of your town our city you will see these people in action right away. When tragedy strikes, Community Helpers are the first people to jump into action and they are the people we count on to help us and our family members. These people are often taken for granted, but in your moment of need they become the most important people in your world.
This collection of worksheets will look at a wide range of community helpers and those that fill these critical roles for us. We look at the medical professional with dentists, doctors, and nurses. Those that prepare our food in cooks, chefs, and bakers. We will look at those that are pushing our understanding of space and science. We will look at those that protect us in other countries (military soldiers) and at home (firefighters and police officers). The following collection of worksheets examines some of these professions in detail with short reading passages. Each short passage is accompanied by two different questionnaires – a multiple choice sheet and a short answer sheet. Answer keys have been provided for the instructor. Project idea: Have your students pick a profession to report on, including education requirements, average salary, fields of practice, etc., and present it to the class.