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Title: CommunitiesThird Grade

Communities-Third Grade
  • By Susan Morrissey
  • ED 417-01
  • Dr. R. Helms

Table of Contents
  • American Heritage
  • People in Societies
  • World Interactions
  • Citizenship Rights and Responsibilities
  • Democratic Process
  • Decision Making and Resources
  • Science, Technology, and Society

In order for students to become active citizens
for a lifetime, they must develop skills and
awareness of various levels of interests
including local, state, national, and
international. In addition, students must be
able to think critically about issues from the
past, present, and future.
  • 1. To enable learners to gather and interpret
    information using perspectives from appropriate
    fields of social studies, to use methods and
    skills drawn from the social studies, and to
    actively engage in learning.
  • 2. To enable learners to explain how the worlds
    people cope with the challenges of existence,
    examine issues from multiple perspectives, and
    respond to individual and cultural diversity.
  • To enable learners to work with others, make
    informed judgments and decisions, and act in
    accordance with democratic processes and

American Heritage
  • 1.Measure time by years, decades, and centuries
  • 2.explore local historical developments
  • 3.investigate narratives and/or documents
  • 4. Explore sources of information about local
  • 5. Investigate the influence of geography on the
    history of the local community
  • 6. Observe and record changes in the community

Web Sites
  • historical Williamsburg
  • at historical documents
    and civil war prisoners of war
  • brothers.

More Web Sites
  • the clothing of
    different time periods.
  • events,
    planning, and other community related information

  • 1. Students can visit their government center and
    meet with the city planner to discuss changes in
    the community.
  • 2. Students can design their community using
    various sizes of containers to learn concepts of
    size such as between a stadium and a house.
  • 3. Students can design an accordion book record
    events to make a story. It would be important to
    include clothing,music, etc..
  • 4. Students can watch the Colonial Life for
    Children series to make their books.

People in Societies
  • 1. Describe the various cultural groups that have
    settled into the local community and plot on a
    map their settlement patterns
  • 2. Determine why various cultural groups settled
    where they did in the local community
  • 3. Recognize the diverse nature of society by
    identifying and describing the characteristics of
    different groups of people in the community.

Web Sites
  • world
    afair is at the Convention Center 5/25-5/27
  • http/
    magazine with lots of information.
  • menu
    of multicultural celebrations.

More Web Sites
    d biographies on famous African Americans.
  • helps students
    create a family tree to trace ancestry.
  • Be
    the Historian-on-line activity that lets
    students use clues to learn about a family from
    the past.

Another Web Site
  • learn about Shakers,
    can tie in with Underground Railroad.

  • 1. Students can use their web site to prepare
    their family tree. Students can talk to their
    families about the reasons their ancestors moved
    into this area.
  • 2. Students can attend the A World AFair with
    their families. Students can read and share Our
    Global Village set of books.
  • 3. Students can use the Odyssey Globe to trace
    their heritage.
  • 4. Students can make a pictogram to show the
    groups they belong to, their roles in the group,
    and the interests of these groups.

More Activities
  • 4. Students can visit the Shaker Museum.
  • 5. Students can use the Internet to learn the
    Native American tribes that inhabited Ohio.

World Interactions
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  • The student will
  • 1. Develop map skills
  • 2. Compare maps showing local communities,
    speculate as to the physical and human attributes
    which may have affected their location, and chart
    the most common attributes.
  • 3. Use maps and globes to point out the location
    of the community, state, country, and continent
    relative to other places
  • 4. Cite examples of how different cultures
    satisfy wants through the consumption of goods
    and services and their use of resources
  • 5. locate, on national and world maps, areas
    which provide resources to Ohio and areas which
    receive resources from Ohio and consider how
    resources are moved from place to place.
  • 6. Compare communities of selected cultures
    around the world with the students community
  • 7. Explore the concept of region by using a map
    to illustrate the boundaries of a neighborhood
    and suggesting how it might be defined.

Web Sites
    ts can write post cards.
    almanac with maps and flags.
  • songs and
    rhymes from all nations
  • http//
    maker, map maker make me a map
  • multiple games and
    learning experiences.

  • 1. Students will practice map making and
    geography skills with the computer program
    Maptastic VogageExplore the World of Map Making
    and Geography.
  • 2. Students will explore an internet site and
    plot out a vacation using a map maker site.
  • 3. Using a map of the United States that is
    obtained from the Internet, students will
    identify mountains, deserts, rivers and discuss
    how climate will be different in these regions.
  • 4. Student can map products made in the United
    States and in other countries and tack up a
    string from products origin to the country or
    city that produced it and the resources
    (railroad, water, etc.....) that make it
  • 5. Children will use the Internet to find how
    other children play, eat, etc....... and how this
    affects the type of goods they use.

Citizenship--Rights and Responsibilties
Respect Compassion Courage Honesty Responsibility
  • The learner will
  • 1. Locate sources of news and acquire information
    regarding local issues
  • 2. Identify factual statements in sources of
  • 3. Take part in creating rules based on the idea
    of fair play, selecting persons to serve in
    positions of authority, and following directions
    and rules.
  • 4. Develop citizenship traits
  • 5. Facilitate a project to improve the physical
    environment of the school or community

Web Sites
  • tree for our country,
    also info about kids voting.
  • a pole of issues
    important to youth, students can see how they
    compare with others.
    ll of Rights in action.
    ng citizenships five themes (respect,
    compassion, courage, honest, responsibility)
  • www.teacher/
    ing the color barrier.

  • 1. Use the Internet to explore and study
    citizenships 5 responsibilities-students can
    write about how they meet these responsibilities
    in their journals.
  • 2. Have students respond with a wish on the Kids
    Voting web site.
  • 3. Discuss prejudice and how it affects people
    with suggestions from The Prejudice Book
    Activities for the Classroom.
  • 4. Create items from household trash.
  • 5. Check out city web cite for local issues.

Democratic Process
  • The learner will
  • 1. Identify the purposes of local government
  • 2. Link examples of local government actions with
    the purposes of local government
  • 3. Examine current issues and determine when
    her/his interests and the public good are
  • 4. Discuss how a community group can organize to
    address the public good.

Web Sites
  • site tell the latest
    plans and development for the city.
  • http//
    .E. kids
  • activities to teach kids how
    to be safe
  • safety
    on the internet
    governmnent of Dayton
  • crime prevention
    prevention council resource

  • Students can visit the McGruff web site to do
    safety activities.
  • Students can visit the McGruff web site to learn
    ways to be on the Internet safely.
  • Arrange to have a police officer and his K-9 unit
    to come into the school and lecture on safety.
  • Arrange to have a fireman visit to talk to
    children about fire safety.
  • Student will read Officer Buckle and Gloria and
    make up a safety wall.
  • Students can survey the school or home and
    suggest way to improve safety.

Decision Making and Resources
Web Sites
  • http// simulation
  • http//
    money make sense for kids
  • http//,
    learning about money.
  • Http// Smart Start,
    learning to manage money
  • wealth of
    connections to valuable social studies
    sites.-simplified info about starting a business,
    taxes, etc.

  • Students will use the web site on starting a
    business to start their own business.
  • Students will take a field trip to a business
    with a cafeteria to make decisions about what to
    buy with money they earned with various duties
    while learning about business.
  • Students will visit the junior think quest site
    to learn more about economics.
  • Student will use a computer program to simulate
    money spending.

  • Students will
  • 1. Locate the worlds rainforests on a map of the
  • 2. Identify products/resources that come from the
  • 3. Create/identify an environment that contains
    the elements of a rainforest
  • 4. Use technology to make decisions about
    political aspects of the rain forests.
  • 5. Discuss the implications of population/technolo
    gy on the rainforests

Web Sites
  • about the rain
    forest and its inhabitants.
    e information, activities for rain forests.
    out the animals of the rain forest.
    -what kids can do to save rain forests.
    /html-lots of activities and information.

  • Students will use the web to find how the amount
    of rainfall in a rain forest compares with the
    rainfall in the area.
  • Students will find the worlds rain forests on a
    world map.
  • Students will use the web to find the products
    that come from the rain forests.
  • Students will use the web to transfer the
    classroom into a rain forest.
  • Students will watch the video entitled
    Rainforest for Children video series.
  • Students will read books about rain forests.