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3rd Grade Social Studies Resources

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3rd Grade Social Studies Resources


Links verified 7/2/2013


3rd Grade Social Studies (4th Grade)


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Government Sites for Kids - Numerous resources from the Justice Dept, Department of Treasury's, Digital Diplomacy for Students, National Highway Traffic Safety, United Nations and too many others to mention.

EdSitement's Lesson Plans and Websites - Offers high-quality material on the Internet in the subject areas of literature and language arts, foreign languages, art and culture, and history and social studies. Search for grade level specific web sites and lesson plans.
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A resource for the teacher to use in planning their lessons site for teachers | A PowerPoint show related to this standard PowerPoint show | An Adobe Acrobat document in .pdf format Acrobat document | A Microsoft Word document to be downloaded Word document | This interactive site would work well on an interactive whiteboard whiteboard resource | This resource includes voice instructions for students sound | A video is available through this link video format | This site is interactive and allows students to play a game or input or collect data interactive lesson | This site includes questions for your students to check their understanding a quiz | A lesson plan can be found at this site lesson plan | This link includes something for the teacher to print to print

 

Geographical Perspectives
Regions, Location, Place
  1. Communities - Animated Field trips to various parts of your community.
  2. Landform Definitions - quiz to be answers whole class or printed out for individual assignments.
  3. Landforms of the World - Click on one of the landform names (landform list on the left side of page) to find out more about the landform you picked.
Map Skills
  1. Map Skills - A resource of map skill websites.
  2. National Atlas of the United States - Use this interactive service to draw maps of various complexity.
  3. Map Adventures - webquest
  4. Maps, maps, and more maps! - an index to map lessons and map quizzes
  5. Using Map Scales - a lesson followed by interactive practice
Human Environment and Systems,
Effects on Society
  1. I am Responsible - Unit discussing responsibilities.
  2. Customs Around the World - Brief introduction to numerous customs in each season of the year.
Process, Investigation
  1. Orientometer - Discover the directions in this interactive game.
  2. Climate Map - Check out the climate of the world.
  3. Raw Materials and the Finished Product - A worksheet in .pdf format that matches the raw material with the finished product [This expired link is available through the Wayback Machine Internet Archive. If the page doesn't load quickly click on Impatient? at the bottom right of the page.]
Historical And Cultural Perspectives
Time, Continuity, and Change
  1. Native Americans - Art, Daily Life, Maps, Pictures and Research.
People, Places and Events
  1. Southwest Native Americans - Basic information about the Southwest Native Americans.
  2. Florida's Hidden Treasure, St. Augustine - Graphic and textual article about St. Augustine [This expired link is available through the Wayback Machine Internet Archive. If the page doesn't load quickly click on Impatient? at the bottom right of the page.]
  3. History of St. Augustine - The story of the founding of St. Augustine.
  4. A Colonial Family - Read about this family, then interact with movies, questions, and photos. Answer questions about life in early times
  5. Explore the World of Early America - Check out the original papers from early times; from obits of famous Americans to maps to biographies and pictures.
  6. Colonial Times - Thinkquest
  7. Life on Plymouth Plantation - Interactive online lesson with many activities.
  8. Southern Colonies - Multilink site about colonial times and people
  9. U.S. Territorial Maps 1775-1920- Read and interpret maps on Western Expansion.

Timelines

  1. An Internet4Classrooms page devoted to timelines
  2. Reading a Timeline - A timeline of events to interpret in a class lesson.
  3. Generate your own timeline - A fantastic site to help students learn to read a horizontal timeline. Each student can create his/her own timeline! A timeline of school events could be created! Only the imagination limits you!
  4. Martin Luther King Timeline - His life events on a timeline.

Civics and Government

Basic Concepts
  1. Ben's Guide to the U.S. Government- Basic Civics lessons about government, symbols, judicial branches and more.
  2. PBS Kids Democracy Project - How does government affect your life? Why do we need government?
  3. How Laws Are Made - Explanation of the process of lawmaking, tracking a bill in progress.
  4. Stand up for your Rights - Stories from the past on how individuals fought for their rights. [This expired link is available through the Wayback Machine Internet Archive. If the page doesn't load quickly click on Impatient? at the bottom right of the page.]
  5. Three Branches of Government - Online Quiz
American Ideals, Citizenship
  1. Core Rights of Freedom - Great site individualizes each right for discussion. [This expired link is available through the Wayback Machine Internet Archive. If the page doesn't load quickly click on Impatient? at the bottom right of the page.]
  2. Citizenship - All aspects of being a citizen covered.
  3. Being a Good Citizen - Instill the virtue of citizenship by explaining the difference between good and bad citizenship.

Economic Perspectives

Production and Distribution

  1. Production, Distribution and Consumers - a lesson (in .pdf format) that can be printed and discussed in class. Basic Fact Sheet on Economics. [This expired link is available through the Wayback Machine Internet Archive. If the page doesn't load quickly click on Impatient? at the bottom right of the page.]
  2. Goods and Services - Online interactive lesson.
  3. Goods, Services, and Producers - This lesson is designed to review the concepts of goods, services, and producers
  4. Delivering the Goods - Online interactive lesson on goods and products.
  5. Goods - Online interactive quiz about goods. Another Goods online Quiz
  6. Services - Online interactive quiz about services.
  7. Resources - Find the section of the picture that indicates the type of resource addressed. Good interactive quiz.

Production Maps

Science, Technology, Society

  1. Field Corn Production Map - Use this map as a tool to help students read and analyze map data.
  2. Transportation Timeline - See the changes throughout the year in the way people travel from place to place. [This expired link is available through the Wayback Machine Internet Archive. If the page doesn't load quickly click on Impatient? at the bottom right of the page.]
  3. Population Study - lesson on Population Crowding in the States. Students will be reading information from graphs, analyzing data and making predictions from the information gathered.


Social Studies Curriculum Resources Poster Sets -Individual posters; resources which would facilitate the teaching of social studies standards. Excellent Visuals!

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