Third Grade SS Lessons
Theme: Communities: Past and Present, Near and Far
Content Statement #1. Events in local history can be shown on timelines organized by years, decades and centuries.
Content Statement #2. Primary sources such as artifacts, maps and photographs can be used to show change over time.
Content Statement #3. Local communities change over time.
Content Statement #4. Physical and political maps have distinctive characteristics and purposes. Places can be located on a map by using the title, key, alphanumeric grid and cardinal directions.
Content Statement #5. Daily life is influenced by the agriculture, industry and natural resources in different communities.
Content Statement #6. Evidence of human modification of the environment can be observed in the local community.
Content Statement #7. Systems of transportation and communication move people, products and ideas from place to place.
Content Statement #8. Communities may include diverse cultural groups.
Community Cultural Trunk (needs modified from Utah)
Content Statement #9. Members of local communities have social and political responsibilities.
Content Statement #10. Individuals make the community a better place by solving problems in a way that promotes the common good.
Content Statement #11. Laws are rules which apply to all people in a community and describe ways people are expected to behave. Laws promote order and security, provide public services and protect the rights of individuals in the local community.
Content Statement #12. Governments have authority to make and enforce laws.
Content Statement #13. The structure of local governments may differ from one community to another.
Content Statement #14. Line graphs are used to show changes in data over time.
Content Statement #15. Both positive and negative incentives affect people’s choices and behaviors.
Content Statement #16. Individuals must make decisions because of the scarcity of resources. Making a decision involves an opportunity cost, the value of the next best alternative given up when an economic choice is made.
Content Statement #17. A consumer is a person whose wants are satisfied by using goods and services. A producer makes goods and/or provides services.
Content Statement #18. A market is where buyers and sellers exchange goods and services.
Content Statement #19. Making decisions involves weighing costs and benefits.
Content Statement #20. A budget is a plan to help people make personal economic decisions for the present and future and to become more financially responsible.