3rd Grade Social Studies
Our four science units this year are below. Classes will rotate through the units and complete one every quarter.
History and Colonial America-Combs
Explain how multiple perspectives are portrayed through historical narratives.
3.C.1Understand how diverse cultures are visible in local and regional communities.
3.C.1.1Compare languages, foods and traditions of various groups living in local and regional communities.
Exemplify how various groups show artistic expression within the local and regional communities.
3.C1.3Use non-fiction texts to explore how cultures borrow and share from each other (foods, languages, rules, traditions and behaviors).
3.H.1Understand how events, individuals and ideas have influenced the history of local and regional communities.
3.H.1.1Explain key historical events that occurred in the local community and regions over time.
Analyze the impact of contributions made by diverse historical figures in local communities and regions over time.
3.H.1.3Exemplify the ideas that were significant in the development of local communities and regions
3.H.2Use historical thinking skills to understand the context of events, people and places.
3.H.2.1Explain change over time through historical narratives. (events, people and places)
Geography, Environmental Literacy, and Culture-Powers
Understand the earth's patterns by using the 5 themes of geography: (location, place, human-environment interaction, movement and regions)
Find absolute and relative locations of places within the local community and region.
Compare the human and physical characteristics of places.
Exemplify how people adapt to, change and protect the environment to meet their needs.
Explain how the movement of goods, people and ideas impact the community.
Summarize the elements (cultural, demographic, economic and geographic) that define regions(community, state, nation and world).
Compare various regions according to their characteristics.
Clickable U.S. Maps
Ocean and Continent Hangman
Civics and Government-Kiersztyn
Understand the development, structure and function of local government.
Summarize the historical development of local governments.
Describe the structure of local government and how it functions to serve citizens.
Understand the three branches of government, with an emphasis on local government.
Understand how citizens participate in their communities.
Exemplify how citizens contribute politically, socially and economically to their community.
Exemplify how citizens contribute to the well-being of the community's natural environment.
Apply skills in civic engagement and public discourse (school, community)
Local Government Weebly
Community - Eduplace
No More Kings - School House Rock Video
Three Ring Government - School House Rock Video
Economics and Financial Literacy-Stingley
Explain how location impacts supply and demand.
Explain how locations of regions and natural resources influence economic development (industries developed around natural resources, rivers and coastal towns).
Explain why people become entrepreneurs.
Understand how the location of regions affects activity in a market economy.
Understand entrepreneurship in a market economy.
Give examples of entrepreneurship in various regions of our state.
Goods and Services - Econedlink
U.S. Mint for Kids
Productive Resources in New England