Social Studies: 3rd Grade

Third grade social studies often emphasize and teach students about different communities, including details about citizenship, leaders and governments, and economic systems in different communities. As students compare these aspects of different communities, they learn more about the world around them while improving their analyzing, writing, and reading skills.

Third graders have the ability to understand the communities beyond their own, as well as question and examine the facts they learn, making social studies an ideal outlet for them to develop their critical thinking skills. Consult your child’s teacher to find out which specific communities and which aspects of those communities will be covered.

To build social studies skills, your third grader:
Learns about global and historical communities. Learns about the connection between a culture and its environment. Studies and uses maps to gain a deeper understanding of geography and how it affects a community. Learns about basic financial needs, such as how different communities support and sustain themselves. Compares both the similarities and differences between different cultures with an emphasis on accepting and understanding why these differences exist. Uses reading, writing, and art to deepen his understanding of concepts and portray what he has learned.
DK Workbooks: Geography, Third Grade: Learn and Explore Cover Image
ISBN: 9781465428493
Availability: Ships quickly (1-7 days)
Published: DK Children - March 10th, 2015

National Geographic Student World Atlas, 5th Edition Cover Image
ISBN: 9781426334795
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Published: National Geographic Kids - July 9th, 2019

Let's Explore Needs and Wants Cover Image
ISBN: 9781541545724
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Published: Lerner Classroom - January 1st, 2019

The Complete Book of Time & Money, Grades K - 3 Cover Image
By Thinking Kids (Compiled by), Carson Dellosa Education (Compiled by)
ISBN: 9781483826912
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Published: Thinking Kids - July 27th, 2017

DK Workbooks: Money Math, Third Grade: Learn and Explore Cover Image
ISBN: 9781465451217
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Published: DK Children - June 7th, 2016