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.|