Grade 3 Overview
Operations and Algebraic Thinking
Grade 3 Overview
Students draw upon knowledge learned in previous grades to develop more sophisticated understandings of how communities may be linked
to form larger political units, and how there are cultural, geographic, and economic connections.
Through their study of various patterns of community
living, the students begin to understand that people’s activities are influenced not only by their geographic location, but also by how they use the earth’s materials, the physical environment, and how they express their diversity through culture.
Students will understand the importance of being a citizen and
identify the contributions of selected individuals in the local community. Students will recognize that Americans are comprised of people who have diverse ethnic origins and traditions who all contribute to American life.
By looking at communities from a geographic perspective, students become
aware of some of the cultural, political, geographic, historic, environmental and economic factors that help bind communities together through both time
and space. Building upon experiences that demonstrate chronological thinking, students begin to expand their ability to think like a historian by asking questions that historians ask.
Using both primary and secondary sources, students understand the significant role of the individual in shaping history and
explore changes in communities and regions over time. Through the study of historical narratives, students are introduced to the concept of perspective by asking them to explain why people can describe the same event differently. This serves as a building block for more sophisticated analyses in subsequent
Technology is incorporated daily in the classroom during WIN time, whole group and small group practice. Math apps such as TenMarks and Motivation Math are encouraged to be used at home.
Students have been given codes and logged into the Studies Weekly site for continued reading and exploration of social studies!