Third Grade History and Social Science

General Information

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Pacing and Scope & Sequence Suffolk Public Schools Pacing and Scope & Sequence Documents
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Our World Near and Far Available to students, parents and staff. Password has recently changed. New login information available from classroom teachers
3rd Grade History Refrigerator Cards Review information
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Virginia Department of Ed Standards and SOL-based Instructional Resources
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Enlarged Essential Knowledge Enlarged Essential Knowledge
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VDOE SOL Resources VDOE Recommended Resources
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Primary Source Learning Work with images of real documents to question, think and gather knowledge
Zoom into Maps This activity introduces historical maps from the American Memory collections.




3.1 The student will explain how the contributions of ancient Greece and Rome have influenced the present in terms of architecture, government (direct and representative democracy), and sports.

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Travel Brochure Step back in time to create a travel brochure for your favorite ancient destination
Grecian Squares (enable macros) Gameshow format review
Roman Squares 1 (enable macros) Gameshow format review
Ancient Greece PowerPoint on culture and contributions of Ancient Greece
Ancient Rome Notes on Ancient Rome in PowerPoint format
Ancient Civilizations Notes on Ancient Civilizations in PowerPoint format
Greek Architecture Greek Art and Architecture examples
Twenty Questions - Ancient Civilizations Gameshow format review
Twenty More Questions - Ancient Civilizations Gameshow format review
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Greece and Rome Review Key concepts reviewed
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Ancient Greece Information about Ancient Greece
BBC Schools - Ancient Greece Enrichment information about Ancient Greece
History Link - Ancient Greece Enrichment information about Ancient Greece
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Show What You Know
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Use one of the PowerPoint templates to show what you know about the ancient civilization of Greece and Rome
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Ancient Mali Activity Template Template to use forstudents to create their own PowerPoint on Ancient Mali
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Empire of Mali Smithsonian African Art Museum Mali Resources

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3.2  The student will study the early West African empire of Mali by describing its oral tradition (storytelling), government (kings), and economic development (trade).

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Mali Millionaire Quia Review
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Travel Brochure Step back in time to create a travel brochure for your favorite ancient destination
Mali Madness Game Gameshow format review


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Mali PowerPoint Review Sheet

Notes on Mali in PowerPoint format

Review sheet for PowerPoint

Mali Notes on Mali in PowerPoint format
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Mali Menu Choose an appetizer, entre'e and dessert item to demonstrate knowledge of content

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3.3 The student will study the exploration of the Americas by a) describing the accomplishments of Christopher Columbus, Juan Ponce de León, Jacques Cartier, and Christopher Newport; b) identifying the reasons for exploring, the information gained, the results of the travels, and the impact of the travels on American Indians.

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People Matching
People Hangman

Quia games to review content
Explorer Songs Familiar tunes reworked for explorers
Explorer Sort Match explorer, counrty, land discovered and contribution.
Explorer Jeopardy Gameshow format review
Explorers Jeopardy Gameshow format review

Explorers Worksheet

Explorers Information

Worksheet

Information to use with the worksheet

Explorers Notes on Explorers in PowerPoint format
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European Explorers Overview of Essential Knowledge with tiered activities

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3.4 The student will develop map skills by a)  locating Greece, Rome, and West Africa; b) describing the physical and human characteristics of Greece, Rome, and West Africa; c)  explaining how the people of Greece, Rome, and West Africa adapted to and/or changed their environment to meet their needs.

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March Madness Review game of ancient Greece content
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Arounder Takes you on a virtual tour of Rome and Greece.  Explore the physical characteristics of both places.
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360Cities Takes you on a virtual tour of Rome and Greece.  Explore the physical characteristics of both places.

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3.5 The student will develop map skills by a) positioning and labeling the seven continents and five oceans to create a world map; b) using the equator and prime meridian to identify the Northern, Southern, Eastern, and Western Hemispheres; c) locating the countries of Spain, England, and France; d) locating the regions in the Americas explored by Christopher Columbus (San Salvador in the Bahamas), Juan Ponce de Léon (near St. Augustine, Florida), Jacques Cartier (near Quebec, Canada), and Christopher Newport (Jamestown, Virginia); e) locating specific places on a simple letter-number grid system.

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Suffolk Squares Identify continents and oceans in gameshow format
Explorers in North America Where did the explorers land in North America?
Countries: France & England Where are the countries of England and France?
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Teacher Invaders: Maps, Continents, and Oceans Review game of maps, continents, and oceans
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Seven Continents of the World Drag and drop the names on the continents

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3.6 The student will read and construct maps, tables, graphs, and/or charts.

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Continents and Ocean Hangman Quia game
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US Geography Identify the geographic features of the United States
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Equator, Prime Meridan & Hemipheres Millionaire Quia game
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Social Studies Skills Tutor Various lessons, practice activities and application activities

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3.7 The student will explain how producers in ancient Greece, Rome, and the West African empire of Mali used natural resources, human resources, and capital resources in the production of goods and services.

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Economics Hoop Shoot Economics Review Game (3.7, 3.8, 3.9)
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Business Buddies Economics lesson (3.7 and 3.8)
How People Make Things This video and accompanying photographs developed for the PBS Mr. Rogers series show how sneakers, plates, construction paper, wagons and other goods are made.
Let's Find a Deal! Drag each person to the column that best reflects their activity
Simple Simon (flash file)
Simple Simon Questions
Activity that helps children distinguish between consumers and producers
Goods and Services Excel activity

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3.8 The student will recognize that because people and regions cannot produce everything they want, they specialize in what they do best and trade for the rest.

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Barter, Trade and Use of Money Vincent Ang's - History of Money
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econedlink - Dog Gone Job! Job specialization increases productivity.
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Fling the Teacher: Economics Multiple Choice Review Quiz
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Economics Jeopardy Gameshow format review
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Economics Songs Songs that teach about Economics

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3.9 The student will identify examples of making an economic choice and will explain the idea of opportunity cost (what is given up when making a choice).

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Choose It! Economics Multiple choice game

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3.10 The student will recognize the importance of government in the community, Virginia, and the United States of America by a) explaining the purpose of rules and laws; b) explaining that the basic purposes of government are to make laws, carry out laws, and decide if laws have been broken; c) explaining that government protects the rights and property of individuals.

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Civics Online quiz
Civics Instructional PowerPoint
Rules Rule! Find pictures/word for rules for recess, classroom, and home
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White House for Kids Information about the White House and government

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3.7 student will explain the importance of the basic principles that form the foundation of a republican form of government by a) describing the individual rights to life, liberty, and the pursuit of happiness; and equality under the law; b) identifying the contributions of George Washington; Thomas Jefferson; Abraham Lincoln; Rosa Parks; Thurgood Marshall; Martin Luther King, Jr.; and Cesar Chavez; c) recognizing that Veterans Day and Memorial Day honor people who have served to protect the country's freedoms, d) describing how people can serve the community, state, and nation.

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American Heroes Online multiple choice quiz
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Heroes Online multiple choice quiz

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3.12 The student will recognize that Americans are a people of diverse ethnic origins, customs, and traditions, who are united by the basic principles of a republican form of government and respect for individual rights and freedoms.

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Review

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Question Packet Question and Answer Packet
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SOLmate Multiple choice Interactive Practice quiz
Are You Smarter than a 3rd Grader? Review Activity Gameshow format review activity
Out of the Dungeon Review Activity Gameshow format review activity
SOL Review Publisher Activity Review activity that incorporates Microsoft Publisher
Jeopardy Review Part 1 Gameshow format review activity
Jeopardy Review Part 2 Gameshow format review activity
Jeopardy Review Gameshow format review activity
Jeopardy Review Gameshow format review activity
Fling the Teacher Social Studies Review Answer the multiple choice questions correctly and you'll know enough to fling your teacher away!
Fling the Teacher Social Studies Review II Answer the multiple choice questions correctly and you'll know enough to fling your teacher away!
Choose It! Social Studies Review

Game Show style review game with 3 levels of play

Choose It! Economics Review Game Show style review game with 3 levels of play
K-1 Review for Social Studies Fling the Teacher review game
Name It! Economics Review

Hangman style review game with 3 levels of play

2nd Grade Geography Review Online review game
3rd Grade Jeopardy Review Gameshow format review of English, Math, Science, and Social Science

3rd Grade Science and Social Studies Jeopardy

Gameshow format review of SOL Released Test Items for Social Studies and Science
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Worksheet Generator Free printable worksheets

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Interwrite Crickets
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