SOCIAL STUDIES Curriculum Topics, Programs, and Strategies Grade 3 Unit Topics Characteristics of Places and Regions Economics Government Map and Globe Skills Key Learning Geography, climate, and natural resources affect the way people live and work. The exchange of goods and services provides choices through which people can fill their basic needs and wants. Unit EQ: How does economics affect my life? Our government is a democracy. Maps and globes help locate places and provide information about the world we live in. Unit EQ: What is government and how does it work? Unit EQ: How do maps and globes help us to better understand our world? Nystrom Exploring Where and Why LEQ 1: Unit 5 - Mapping the World (information about the globe); Unit 1, lessons 4-5, Map Keys and Symbols; Distance and Location, (information about maps); Unit 3, lessons 1-2: Symbols and Features, and Landforms; lessons 4-5: Cardinal Directions, In-Between Directions LEQ 2: Unit EQ: How does the way we live depend on where we live? Programs/ Resources Essential (E) Nystrom Exploring Where and Why (3) LEQ 1: Unit 5 Mapping the World LEQ 2: Unit 2, lesson 4 A ccmmunity history LEQ 3: Nystrom Exploring Where and Why (2/3) LEQ 1: (2nd grade) Unit 1, lesson 1 – What are needs and wants? LEQ 2: LEQ 3: Unit 2, lesson 1, Workers and Goods LEQ 4: Unit 2, lesson 1, Workers and Goods LEQ 5: LEQ 6: (2nd grade) Unit 2, lesson 5, Earning Money LEQ 7: Important (I) Nystrom Exploring Where and Why (3) LEQ 1: LEQ 2: LEQ 3: Unit 4, lesson 4 U.S. Government LEQ 4: Unit 4, lesson 4 U.S. Government LEQ 5: Compact (C) Unranked (U) SOCIAL STUDIES Curriculum Topics, Programs, and Strategies Grade 3 Unit Topics My Community Rights and Responsibilities of Citizenship United States History Key Learning Communities are influenced by people, economics, resources, and geography. Government is for the people and by the people. United States is shaped by the people and events from its past. Unit EQ: What makes a community unique? Unit EQ: What rights and responsibilities does every citizen have? Nystrom Exploring Where and Why LEQ 1: Unit 2, lesson 2 Local Government (p. 73) LEQ 2: LEQ 3: See the Constitution/Bill of Rights LEQ 4: Unit 2, lesson 3 Local Government LEQ 5: Unit EQ: What important people and events helped to define our country? Nystrom Exploring Where and Why (2) LEQ 1: LEQ 2: LEQ 3: LEQ 4: LEQ 5: LEQ 6: LEQ 7: LEQ 8: (2nd grade) Unit 3, lesson 2, Symbols of Our Country LEQ 9: Programs/ Resources Essential (E) Nystrom Exploring Where and Why LEQ 1: LEQ 2: Unit 5, lesson 3 Hemispheres (world address, p. 194); Unit 4, lesson 1 Land Use LEQ 3: Important (I) Compact (C) Unranked (U)

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