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3rd Grade Social Studies: Unit 4 of 4 of Third Grade Social Studies

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.
Beth Foster
285 total reviews for this teacher
New class
Class
No live meetings
Over 5 weeks
7-12
year olds
1-18
learners per class
per learner - per week

How does a "Flex" course work?

No scheduled live video chats
Discussions via classroom forum and private messages with the teacher
Great if your learner prefers independent pacing or is uncomfortable with live video chat

Available Times

Pacific

Available Times

Pacific
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Description

Class Experience

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. In Unit 4, we focus on geography. 
I am currently enrolled in my final course through the Gettysburg College-Gilder Lehrman Institute of American History master of arts in American history program. In addition, I have bachelor of arts degrees in English, journalism, and political science. 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 the past five years. I am currently lead teacher at The Foster Woods Folk School, which focuses on education, storytelling, and the arts within an ecosocial justice framework aimed at celebrating and improving our connections as a global community of human and non-human earthlings. In this role, I work with learners of all ages with a primary focus of working with learners in grades three through 12.  
This flex class is for learners who want to practice their social studies skills, as well as students who want to get a letter of competition. For those learners seeking a final grade and/or letter of completion, there is about two hours of homework to be completed each week. Homework includes reading, art assignments, and writing assignments, as well as a weekly quizz and other learning projects. 
 1 file available upon enrollment
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.
In addition to the Outschool classroom, this class uses:
Weekly Evaluation Rubric 
- Quiz 25 Points
- Worksheets and Projects 75 Points
No live meetings, and an estimated 2 - 4 hours per week outside of class.
As we study social studies, students may encounter descriptions and discussions of wars, colonization, disease, current events, and death. In addition learners will engage with lessons about diverse peoples, religions, and cultures from around the world and across time. 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. 
The third grade social studies course pulls from a myriad of sources. We will use some primary sources to explore historical events and periods through the eyes of people who were firsthand witnesses.These may include diary entries, letters, court testimonies, and other sources. Assigned readings will come from sources such as NewsELA, Zinn Education Project, and Learning for Justice.

Teacher

Beth Foster
🇺🇸
Lives in the United States
The Foster Woods Folk School, Teaching the Humanities Within an EcoSocial Justice Framework
285 total reviews
224 completed classes

About Me

From ancient times, humans have used stories to better understand themselves and their place in the universe. Stories explain our past and how we can create a better time and world for ourselves and those who will come after us. This is the heart... 
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