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Learning About Community Helpers
What does my community helper do?
How does that person help the community?
What equipment does he/she need?
Describe the uniform.
What interesting fact can you find?
Use books, weblinks, and photographs to find out!
Do You Know These Community Helpers?
Community Helpers Research Sites
There are many people who make up a community. Look at the community helpers listed below. Click on your job to find out WHAT DOES THIS COMMUNITY HELPER DO?
Find More Information Here
Use this website to learn more about your community helper. (You may not find your job at this website.)
1. Look at the first letter of your job.
2. Now click that letter in the alphabet to see if your job is listed.
3. Click on the link to read about your job.
Books from our Catalog
Police Officers by
This new series emphasizes the helping aspects of people in many common careers. Using large, easy-to-read type and bold photographs, each book provides information suitable for social studies units.
Is there a book about my community helper in the library? Check this list to find out.
How police, firefighters and others respond to emergencies.
Police Station by
Introduces the officers who work in a police station, including the Chief of Police, patrol officers, canine officers, detectives, the crime scene technician, and the laboratory supervisor.
An introduction to the job of a veterinarian that examines the tasks that they perform including working with animals, the clothing that they wear, the tools that they use, and the education required to be a successful veterinarian.
We Need Veterinarians by
Simple text and photographs present veterinarians and their role in the community.
Building Things by
Do you like building things? Do you wonder what you should do when you grow up? Then this book is for you! Read all about different careers that are perfect for kids who like to build things.
The Post Office Book by
An outing to a modern post office offers the opportunity to see culling and canceling machines, watch postal workers, and follow a box of baby chicks through the mail.
Mail Carriers by
An introduction to the job of a mail carrier that examines the tasks that they perform including delivering letters and packages, the clothing that they wear, the tools that they use, and the training required to be a successful mail carrier.
Out and about at the Post Office by
Postmaster Drew gives a guided tour of the post office, where he explains such things as why there are so many types of stamps, what happens to a letter after it is mailed, and how heavy the heaviest package is that can be sent. Includes an activity.
A Day with a Librarian by
Students will learn about the exciting aspects of a given job from the point of view of a professional in the field. Original, dynamic photographs illustrate text exactly to ensure young readers' comprehension.
Emeril's There's a Chef in My Family! by
Chef Emeril Lagasse showed that chefs come in all ages, and how, with a little help from adults, kids can make meals that sizzle!
Out and about at the Bakery by
Uses a field trip to a bakery to introduce the process by which baked treats are made. Learn about using flour and yeast to make bread.
Pete's a Pizza by
Pete's father starts kneading the dough. Next, some oil is generously applied. (Its really water.) And then some tomatoes. (They're really checkers.) When the dough gets tickled, it laughs like crazy.
An introduction to the people who work in a supermarket, including the store manager, bakery manager, butcher, grocery clerk, cashier, and others.
Out and about at the Supermarket by
Store employee Mark gives a guided tour of a supermarket, where he explains such things as which are the most popular foods, why some foods must be kept frozen, and how groceries should be packed in bags. Includes an activity and other learning resources.
An introduction to the job of a dentist that examines the tasks that they perform, the clothing that they wear including special gloves, the tools that they use, and the education required to be a successful dentist.
We Need Dentists by
Simple text and photographs present dentists and their role in the community.
The book portrays familiar workers engaging in actual work activities and describes their job duties in detail.
An introduction to the job of a doctor that examines the tasks that they perform, the clothing that they wear, the tools that they use, and the education required to be a successful doctor.
Construction Site by
An introduction to the people who work at a construction site, including salespeople, site excavator, contractor, framer, painter, plumber, and electrician.
We Need Construction Workers by
Simple text and photographs present construction workers and their role in the community.