3rd Grade Social Studies Resources
Links checked 8/21/10
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.
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Geographical Perspectives Regions, Location, Place
- Communities - Animated Field trips to various parts of your community.
- Landform Definitions - quiz to be answers whole class or printed out for individual assignments.
- 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 - A resource of map skill websites.
- National Atlas of the United States - Use this interactive service to draw maps of various complexity.
- Map Adventures - webquest
- Maps, maps, and more maps! - an index to map lessons and map quizzes
- Using Map Scales - a lesson followed by interactive practice
Human Environment and Systems,
Effects on Society
Process, Investigation Historical And Cultural Perspectives Time, Continuity, and Change
- Native Americans - Art, Daily Life, Maps, Pictures and Research.
People, Places and Events
- Southwest Native Americans - Basic information about the Southwest Native Americans.
- Florida's Hidden Treasure, St. Augustine - Graphic and textual article about St. Augustine.
- History of St. Augustine - The story of the founding of St. Augustine.
- A Colonial Family - Read about this family, then interact with movies, questions, and photos. Answer questions about life in early times
- 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.
- Colonial Times - Thinkquest
- Life on Plymouth Plantation - Interactive online lesson with many activities.
- Southern Colonies - Multilink site about colonial times and people
- U.S. Territorial Maps 1775-1920- Read and interpret maps on Western Expansion.
- An Internet4Classrooms page devoted to timelines
- Reading a Timeline - A timeline of events to interpret in a class lesson.
- 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!
- Martin Luther King Timeline - His life events on a timeline.
Civics and Government
- Ben's Guide to the U.S. Government- Basic Civics lessons about government, symbols, judicial branches and more.
- PBS Kids Democracy Project - How does government affect your life? Why do we need government?
- How Laws Are Made - Explanation of the process of lawmaking, tracking a bill in progress.
- Stand up for your Rights - Stories from the past on how individuals fought for their rights.
- Three Branches of Government - Online Quiz
American Ideals, Citizenship
Production and Distribution
- Production, Distribution and Consumers - a lesson (in .pdf format) that can be printed and discussed in class. Basic Fact Sheet on Economics.
- Goods and Services - Online interactive lesson.
- Goods, Services, and Producers - This lesson is designed to review the concepts of goods, services, and producers
- Delivering the Goods - Online interactive lesson on goods and products.
- Goods - Online interactive quiz about goods. Another Goods online Quiz
- Services - Online interactive quiz about services.
- Resources - Find the section of the picture that indicates the type of resource addressed. Good interactive quiz.
- Basic Third Grade Economics - quiz to be answers whole class or printed out for individual assignments.
Science, Technology, Society
- Field Corn Production Map - Use this map as a tool to help students read and analyze map data.
- Transportation Timeline - See the changes throughout the year in the way people travel from place to place.
- 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!