When teaching about 'My Community', I have found that field trips have worked the best with my students. They may see familiar surroundings as well as territory that is new to them. They get to learn about the important landmarks and the history behind each one. After this, I help them to create models of our town. The one above was created for our school. It covers a wide area and shows the main landmarks. The one below was created by a student using 3D shapes.