Grade 3

Social studies instruction is intended to provide the knowledge of content and appropriate skills so students can become active, involved citizens of the community. Students in Grade 3 will continue to develop and advance the skills they learned in Grades 1 and 2 by exploring more complex questions in geography, economics, political science, culture, and history. Students in Grade 3 will begin to explore the connections between these various strands of social studies. The Grade 3 curriculum includes the following units of study:

1. Asia
2. South America
3. Europe
4. Civics in Action

Students in Grade 3 should know and be able to:
  • Analyze and interpret information from maps and charts.
  • Identify and apply economic concepts such as limited goods, opportunity cost, and interdependence.
  • Analyze where and how people build communities.
  • Analyze and evaluate how citizens solve problems, and create rules and laws to resolve conflicts.
  • Analyze and interpret how interaction and migration among ethnic groups has enriched American culture.
  • Describe the responsibilities of being an effective citizen, such as cleaning up your neighborhood, being informed, obeying rules and laws, participation in class decisions, and volunteering.

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