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Mahomet-Seymour Schools

Curriculum

Social Studies - Grade 3

 

 

 

Mapping Unit

 

The learner will be able to locate the oceans bordering the United States.

 

  

 

The learner will be able to use a compass rose to identify cardinal and intermediate directions.

 

  

 

The learner will be able to analyze line and circle graphs.

 

  

 

The learner will be able to interpret physical map.

 

  

 

The learner will be able to use a map scale to determine actual distances.

 

  

 

The learner will be able to use a map grid.

 

  

 

The learner will be able to identify the equator on a map and a globe.

 

  

 

The learner will be able to read a table.

 

  

 

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Natural Resources of the United States

 

The learner will be able to compare and contrast oceans, rivers, and lakes.

 

  

 

The learner will be able to describe ways rivers and oceans reshape the land.

 

  

 

The learner will be able to describe characteristics of a forest, prairie, mountain, and desert.

 

  

 

The learner will be able to identify how physical features and climate of these habitats affect the people, plants, and animals that live there.

 

  

 

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The Land and the First Americans

 

The learner will be able to identify the Native Americans of the forest and describe how their natural resources affect their way of life.

 

  

 

The learner will be able to identify the Native Americans of the desert and describe how their natural resources affect their way of life.

 

  

 

The learner will be able to identify the Native Americans of the grasslands and describe how their natural resources affect their way of life.

 

  

 

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Settling the Land

 

The learner will be able to identify the Pilgrims and describe their hardships at Plymouth Colony.

 

  

 

The learner will be able to explain how the Native Americans helped the Pilgrims.

 

  

 

The learner will be able to explain the relationship between the colonies and their ruling countries.

 

  

 

The learner will be able to identify the reasons that pioneers moved West and describe the hardships they faced.

 

  

 

The learner will be able to identify reasons for growth and decline of prairie town.

 

  

 

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The Land Today

 

The learner will be able to describe how the land affects agriculture and industry.

 

 

 

  

 

The learner will be able to explain the reasons for and identify ways to conserve natural resources.

 

  

 

The learner will be able to identify the main sources of air, water, and soil pollution and describe the ways to reduce their harmful effects.

 

  

 

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