A Year at a Glance

The guides include samples of Essential Questions, Essential Vocabulary, Learning Targets, Criteria for Success, and Resources. They should not be interpreted by teachers as all-inclusive and the only elements of instruction necessary in their classrooms.

Grade: 3rd                          Subject:   Science

1st Marking Period

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2nd Marking Period

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3rd Marking Period

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4thMarking Period

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Grade: 3rd                Subject:   Social Studies

1st Marking Period

3.C.1: Understand how diverse cultures are visible in local and regional communities.

3.C.1.1 Compare languages, foods and traditions of various groups

living in local and regional communities.

3.C.1.2 Exemplify how various groups show artistic expression

within the local and regional communities.

3.C.1.3 Use non-fiction texts to explore how cultures borrow and

share from each other (foods, languages, rules, traditions

and behaviors).

3. C & G.2: Understand how citizens participate in their communities.

3.C&G.2.1 Exemplify how citizens contribute politically, socially and

economically to their community.

3.C&G.2.2 Exemplify how citizens contribute to the well-being of the

community’s natural environment.

3.C&G.2.3 Apply skills in civic engagement and public discourse

(school, community)

2nd Marking Period

3.C & G1: Understand the development, structure, and function of local government.

3.C&G.1.1 Summarize the historical development of local


3.C&G.1.2 Describe the structure of local government and how it

functions to serve citizens.

3.C&G.1.3 Understand the three branches of government, with an

emphasis on local government.

3.H.1: Understand how events, individuals and ideas have influenced the history of local and regional communities.

3.H.1.1 Explain key historical events that occurred in the local

community and regions over time.

3.H.1.2 Analyze the impact of contributions made by diverse

historical figures in local communities and regions over


3.H.1.3 Exemplify the ideas that were significant in the

development of local communities and regions.

3.H.2: Use historical thinking skills to understand the context of events, people and places.

3.H.2.1 Explain change over time through historical narratives.

(events, people and places)

3.H.2.2 Explain how multiple perspectives are portrayed through

historical narratives.

3rd Marking Period

3.G.1: Understand the earth’s patterns by using the 5 themes of geography.

3.G.1.1 Find absolute and relative locations of places within the

local community and region.

3.G.1.2 Compare the human and physical characteristics of places.

3.G.1.3 Exemplify how people adapt to, change and protect the

environment to meet their needs.

3.G.1.4 Explain how the movement of goods, people and ideas

impact the community.

3.G.1.5 Summarize the elements (cultural, demographic, economic

and geographic) that define regions (community, state,

nation and world).

3.G.1.6 Compare various regions according to their characteristic

4th Marking Period

3.E.1:  Understand how the location of regions affects activity in a market economy.

3.E.1.1 Explain how location impacts supply and demand.

3.E.1.2 Explain how locations of regions and natural resources

influence economic development

(industries developed around natural resources, rivers and

coastal towns)

3.E.2: Understand entrepreneurship in a market economy.

3.E.2.1 Explain why people become entrepreneurs.

3.E.2.2 Give examples of entrepreneurship in various regions of our


Grade: 3rd                 Subject:  Math  

2nd Marking Period

Grade: 3rd                        Subject:   ELA