Social Studies

Course Description: We use the Harcourt Social Studies Series,. 2010 edition. We also use educational internet websites and resource books as supplemental resources. This class is designed to explore the : history, economics, technology, geography, culture, citizenship, and government of various communities.

Learning Goal: This class is designed to meet the Kansas Social Studies Standards for third grade.

Instructional Units:

Unit 1: Communites Around Us

     Chapt. 1: Learning About Communites

     Chapt. 2: Communites of Different Sizes

Unit 2: Communities and Geography

     Chapt.3: Our Physical Geography

     Chapt. 4: Our Human Geography

Unit 3: Communites Over Time

     Chapt. 5: Our History Through Time and Place

     Chapt.6: Our Country's History

Unit 4: Citizens and Government

     Chapt. 7: Citizenship

     Chapt. 8: Government

Unit 5: People in Communites

     Chapt.9: Our American Culture

     Chapt. 10: Cultures Around the World

Unit 6: Working In Communities

     Chapt. 11: Working In Our Communities

     Chapt 12: Saving and Spending Our Money

Grading Scale:

100%-91%- A

90%-82%- B

81%-73%- C

72%-64%- D

63%- F

Make-Up Work: 

If an absence is excused, the student will be allowed to complete the assignment without penalty in a reasonable amount of time based upon teacher discrepancy. If an absence is unexcused, the student is still responsible for completing the assignment, but will receive a zero.

Homework Procedure: Homework is given after each lesson. Usually assignments will be completed during class time. At the end of each chapter, a test will be given. Study guides will be given out a day or two before the test in order for the students to study off of. If an assignment is turned in late, the student is docked 10% points after the assignment is graded and scored.