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Elementary Elementary Social Studies Grade 3

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The third grade Social Studies curriculum consists of the following content area strands: American History, Geography, Economics, and Civics. Third grade students will learn about North America and the Caribbean. They will focus on the regions of the United States, Canada, Mexico, and the Caribbean Islands. Their study will include physical and cultural characteristics as they learn about our country and its neighbors.

Segment One

Module 01 - Geography

  • Primary and secondary sources
  • Maps skills: elements and purpose
  • Locate continents and oceans
  • Identify countries of North America

Module 02 - Meet the Neighbors

  • Canada, Mexico, and the Caribbean Islands
  • Settlers and people groups
  • Perceptions
  • Physical features and landscapes
  • Landmarks (natural and man-made)
  • Climate, vegetation, resources

Module 03 - The United States

  • United States
  • Label states
  • Symbols
  • Ethnic and cultural contributions
  • Perceptions
  • Physical features and landscapes
  • Climate, vegetation, resources
  • Landmarks (natural and man-made)
  • American Indian nations

Segment Two

Module 04 - Economics

  • Identify currencies of U.S., Canada, Mexico, and the Caribbean
  • Goods and services
  • Scarcity and trade

Module 05 - Government

  • Analyze primary sources
  • Influential individuals
  • United States government
  • Levels of government
  • Florida government

Module 06 - Civics

  • Citizenship and civic virtue
  • Voting
  • Patriotic holidays and observances