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3rd Grade Social Studies: Complete Curriculum for Third Grade Social Studies

Beth Foster | Humanities Educator
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3rd Grade Social Studies is a full curriculum of four units of third grade social studies taught to the National Council for the Social Studies (U.S.) standards, covering history, economics, civics, and geography.

Class Experience

US Grade 3
  • Third Grade Social Studies is taught to the National Council for the Social Studies (U.S.) standards, covering history, economics, civics, and geography. Students begin to learn and practice analytic skills, consideration of multiple viewpoints and diverse backgrounds, intentional decisions about their communities and world, consideration of consequences of decisions, and relationships within society. They will also begin developing a foundation in U.S history and government, as well as world geography.
I have a master of arts degree in American history, and bachelor of arts degrees in political science, English, and communications with a journalism emphasis. I am lead teacher at The Foster Woods Folk School, which focuses on humanities education within an ecosocial justice framework aimed at celebrating and improving our connections as a global community of humans and non-humans living on Planet Earth. In this role, I work with learners of all ages with a primary focus of working with learners in grades three through 12. I was the director of a social justice center for three years during which time I routinely taught about and facilitated conversations about historical and current political events for both teen and adults participants. Before that, I was a newspaper editor and reporter for 15 years. I have been teaching history, social studies, and English Language Arts classes for several years. 
1 - 2 hours per week outside of class
Frequency: available upon request
Feedback: available upon request
Details: There is daily homework to be completed outside of class time. Homework includes reading and writing assignments, as well as worksheets and other learning projects.
Frequency: available upon request
Details: Weekly homework is assessed as follows for learners seeking a letter grade and letter of completion: 50 Percent: Worksheets/Projects 25 Percent: Class Participation 25 Percent: Weekly Quiz Letters of completion with final grade will be issued to students who complete the course with a C (70 Percent) or greater.
Frequency: available upon request
Details: All student workbooks are graded throughout the course.
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Each learner will be provided with a link to an interactive, online workbook. Some projects will include making art so learners are encouraged to have general art supplies available such as markers, crayons, etc.
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As we study social studies, students may encounter descriptions and discussions of wars, colonization, disease, current events, and death. All subjects and topics will be covered in a manner that is as age-appropriate as possible, but some learners may be especially sensitive to these topics. 
Joined July, 2020
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Teacher expertise and credentials
Master's Degree in History from Gettysburg College
Bachelor's Degree in English from Campbellsville University
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Group Class


for 40 classes
2x per week, 20 weeks
25 min

Completed by 49 learners
Live video meetings
Ages: 7-12
2-10 learners per class

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