Exploring Social Studies: Colorado: Grade 3
Interest Level 2-5
Build literacy skills and social studies content-area knowledge while cultivating students' curiosity about the world around them and their connections to it. This non-textbook social studies curriculum offers an integrated ELA approach to specifically address Colorado content standards for social studies, English language arts, and English language development.
This series features dynamic student texts, creative lesson plans, inquiry-based analysis of primary sources, interactive student engagement, and integrated technology. Seamlessly integrate social studies instruction into the ELA block with everything needed to support instruction and the flexibility of multiple instructional settings. Take the guesswork out of what materials to use with historically accurate content that fully aligns to the Colorado Academic Standards (CAS) for Social Studies.
Exploring Social Studies: Colorado: Grade 3 Kit features:
- Prepare students for college, career, and civic life
- Develop critical-thinking and problem-solving skills
- Facilitate authentic discussions among students
- Inquiry-based learning through discussion questions, document-based assessments, and primary source analysis activities
- Content addresses all social studies disciplines (geography, history, economics, and civics)
- Lesson plans with extension ideas to develop citizenship, civic and democratic values, and encourage public service
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Readers in the Kit
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Build fluency while acting out the story of the creation of the Declaration of Independence! Differentiated roles support readers of all levels, allowing teachers to get everyone involved, performing, building fluency, and feeling successful.
Hand to Heart: Improving Communities 6-Pack
Introduce readers to the various ways they can participate in volunteerism with this nonfiction title. Readers will discover different charities and programs, including The Salvation Army, Habitat for Humanity, and Doctors Without Borders, and more!
Our Natural Resources 6-Pack
We need natural resources to survive. Natural resources are things that nature gives us. But we need to be careful that we do not use too many of Earth's resources. We need to take care of Earth because it takes care of us!
America Then and Now 6-Pack
Introduce first grade students to the concept of change as they compare homes, schools, jobs, technology, and transportation from the past and present. This 6-Pack includes six copies of this title and a lesson plan.
RT My Country: Postcards from Bosley the Bear 6-Pack with Audio
Learn about monuments as Bosley Bear takes a trip to Washington D.C. This script includes six differentiated roles, allowing students at varying reading levels to participate and perform, feeling successful while building fluency!
The U.S. Constitution and You 6-Pack
America has the oldest working constitution in the world! It tells our leaders how to run the country, and it ensures that Americans have rights. Our nation's founders wrote the U.S. Constitution over 200 years ago, and we still follow it today!
America's Natural Landmarks 6-Pack
Many of America's natural landmarks have become famous. People like to visit them because they are unique and beautiful. They remind us of the power of nature. It is important to preserve these places so that everyone can enjoy them.
Capital Resources and the Economy 6-Pack
Capital resources are used every day! These are tools that make it easier for us to do things. They are a part of our economy. The economy helps us get the things that we want and need.
Understanding Economics 6-Pack
This 6-Pack of texts integrates social studies content knowledge and language arts instruction. The detailed images, fascinating facts, and supportive text work together to help students learn about economics.
Understanding Economics 6-Pack for Georgia
This 6-Pack includes six copies of this title and a lesson plan that aligns to the Social Studies Georgia Standards of Excellence (GSE).
We the People: Civic Values in America 6-Pack
Today, Americans embrace one another's differences. But it was not always this way. In the past, people had to struggle against slavery and unfair leaders. Americans believe in equality and responsibility. These are our civic values.
Doing Your Part: Serving Your Community 6-Pack
We live in communities to have better lives. In a community, people help one another. There are many ways to help someone in need. You can volunteer your time, donate things, and recycle. It feels good to help other people!
You and the U.S. Government 6-Pack
This informative book teaches early readers about the important impact the government has on our lives. Readers will learn about taxes, the three branches of government, voting, and more through bright images and supportive text.
Geographic Features 6-Pack
Learn about the unique landforms, climates, regions, and resources that make up the United States! This 6-Pack of primary source readers teaches third grade students about important geography concepts and builds literacy skills.
Managing Your Money 6-Pack
Immigration Stories 6-Pack
In this inspiring nonfiction book, readers will discover stories about immigrants that came to America from China, Poland, Peru, and the Dominican Republic.
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