This activity has been revised and was originally created by Charlotte Cushman and published in the Perkins Activity and Resource Guide (1st edition, 1992). The second edition is available for purchase.
As part of the student’s social development, it’s helpful to identify different people in their community who they may meet. This activity helps to broaden students’ community awareness by identifying the role of a doctor, which in turn can help to desensitize any fears they may have around a doctor visit. It also allows the students to engage in dramatic play. Lessons include Social Skills, English Language Arts and Concept Development.