3rd Grade Social Studies Assignments

Instructor
Ms. Tina Bennington
Term
2022-2023 School Year
Department
Social Studies
Description
This year students will learn new concepts through hands on activities and common core standards.
 
The theme for third grade is:  Communities - Past and Present, Near and Far
The local community serves as the focal point for third grade as students begin to understand how their communities have changed over time and to make comparisons with communities in other places. The study of local history comes alive through the use of artifacts and documents. They also learn how communities are governed and how the local economy is organized. 

Assignment Calendar

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Places and Regions

This week we will learn about places and regions:  how location affects how people live; how location affects transportation, food, clothing, and housing; what people do for fun in locations; and, how each location has a certain climate, or weather, and a certain environment.

Homework this week will be “Places and Regions” that will be due on Thursday, 12/8/22.

Learning Target:

I will learn how daily life is influenced by the agriculture, industry and natural resources in different communities. (Geography 5)

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Map Skills

This week we will learn about the different types of maps, map tools, and map grids.


Homework this week will be “Map Skills” that will be due on Friday, 11/18/22.


Learning Target:
 

Physical and political maps have distinctive characteristics and purposes. Places can be located on a map by using the title, key, alphanumeric grid and cardinal directions (Geography 4)

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History - How Local Communities Change Over Time

This week we will continue our Social Studies unit discussing our history and how local communities change over time.

 

We will continue working on our online project (pages 56-58).  Students will need their homework (page 55) to be able to study the year their parents graduated from high school.

Learning Target:

I will learn how local communities change over time. (Heritage 3).

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History - How Local Communities Change Over Time

This week we begin our Social Studies unit discussing our history and how local communities change over time. 

Monday (10/17/22)

Today we will learn about farming from long ago. (Pages 52-53)

Students will conduct an interview with an adult for homework. (Page 55)

Tuesday (10/18/22)

Today students will present their interview findings with the class.

We will also discuss how Ohio’s forests have changed over the years. (Page 59)

Wednesday - Friday (10/19 - 10/21)

Today we will begin working on our online project (pages 56-58).  Students will need their homework (page 55) to be able to study the year their parents graduated from high school.

Learning Target:

I will learn how local communities change over time. (Heritage 3).

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Primary and Secondary Sources

Primary and Secondary Sources
 
This week students will trace the history of their family through the use of primary and secondary sources, including artifacts, photographs, interviews, and documents.
 
Monday - We will read about primary and secondary sources on page 11.  
 
Tuesday and Wednesday - We will study the family history of Abraham Lincoln by looking through primary and secondary sources.  Students will answer questions about what they learned about Abraham Lincoln.
 
Wednesday Homework - Students will complete page 20 for homework.  Students will look around their home for an artifact that tells more about them or their family.  
 
Thursday - We will discuss what we discovered about our family and map some places where we are from in the world.
 
Learning Target:
 
I will learn about primary and secondary sources and how they change over time. (Historical Thinking and Skills 2)

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Timelines

This week we will be learning about how events in local history can be shown on timelines organized by years, decades, and centuries.  
 
Tuesday - We will complete a telephone timeline activity
Wednesday - We will complete a timeline of transportation history.
Thursday - We will discuss years, decades, and centuries.  Students will bring home a family timeline activity to complete for homework.  
Friday - We will take a test over timelines.
 
Learning Target:
I will organize dates on timelines by years, decades and centuries.