GSE Content & Literacy Readers: Exploring Social Studies: Third Grade Kit
Interest Level 2-5
Think outside the textbook by integrating literacy into social studies instruction. Capture the interest of students with dynamic readers and lessons covering historical figures and events, branches of government, financial literacy, natural resources, and more. Each Grade 3 kit includes:
- High-interest, content-area texts: 6 copies each of 25 titles in print and digital formats
- Research-based lesson plans aligned to the Social Studies GSE
- Digital Resources: eBooks, audio, student reproducibles, and more
- Teacher Resources: research base, scope and sequence, and instructional strategies
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Readers in the Kit
RT Early America: Voyages of Columbus 6-Pack with Audio
Act out the story of Christopher Columbus' journey to discover America! Differentiated roles allow teachers to involve students of all reading levels in this activity, encouraging everyone to perform and confidently build fluency!
RT Early America: Indentured in America 6-Pack with Audio
All readers can build fluency by acting out this leveled script! This story about a young indentured servant includes six differentiated roles, allowing students at varying reading levels to all participate and feel successful.
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!
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.
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!
Money and Trade in Our Nation 6-Pack
Young readers will learn how trading and buying goods and services is beneficial to many people. Readers will also learn to understand the differences between wants and needs.
Early Explorers 6-Pack
Excite students as they learn about the early explorers during the Age of Discovery. This primary source 6-Pack takes a look at some of these ambitious world travelers - from the Vikings, Marco Polo, Christopher Columbus, to Amerigo Vespucci.
Christopher Columbus 6-Pack
Christopher Columbus is one of the most famous explorers of all time. Young readers will learn about the discoveries he made in this fascinating biography.
Racing to Colonize the New World 6-Pack
Take your students on a trip with the early explorers searching for new routes with Racing to Colonize the New World primary source 6-Pack.
Phillis Wheatley 6-Pack
Introduce your students to the life of Phillis Wheatley, the first African American writer published in the US. This 6-Pack breathes life into the pages of history with primary source documents.
Social Studies Readers: Georgia Edition Add-on Pack: Grade 3
Supplement your social studies classroom with additional copies of each nonfiction title in the Exploring Social Studies: Georgia Edition Grade 3 Kit. This add-on pack includes one copy of each book from the complete kit.
Our Government: The Three Branches 6-Pack
Once America was free from Great Britain, it needed to decide how to run the new country. The nation's founders split the government into three branches. This ensured that no one person would have too much power.
Money and Trade in Our World 6-Pack
This nonfiction book will teach young readers the various services and goods that countries around the world provide. Readers will also be exposed to the different forms of money and the difference between wants and needs.
American Indians of the West: Battling the Elements 6-Pack
This primary source 6-Pack breathes life into early US history with primary source documents that introduce students to the diverse lifestyles of the west coast American Indians.
American Indians of the Plains: Surviving the Great Expanse 6-Pack
Ignite a curiosity with this primary source 6-Pack that breathes life into the pages of history with real-life artifacts highlighting some of the fascinating aspects of Plains culture.
The New England Colonies: A Place for Puritans 6-Pack
Students will learn more about the group that traveled across the Atlantic to create New England with this primary source 6-Pack that examines Puritan Society, including family life, Puritan women, town systems, and more.
The Middle Colonies: Breadbasket of the New World 6-Pack
Ignite an interest among your students as they delve deeper with this primary source 6-Pack that looks at The Middle Colonies: Breadbasket of the New World. Students will examine William Penn's contributions to life in the "New World."
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.
Buy It! History of Money 6-Pack
What did people use to buy things before money was invented? Where is money made? Find out in this inviting book that informs readers about coins, paper money, the Federal Reserve, exchange rates, and checking accounts.
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.
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.
Mapping Our Nation 6-Pack
Readers learn about the different areas of the United States in this stimulating nonfiction title. Featuring vividly colored examples of various maps, including physical, political, and thematic, this book will have readers engaged and inspired!
American Indians of the East: Woodland People 6-Pack
Spark a curiosity with this primary source 6-Pack that offers a glimpse on how life was truly like for the Woodland People - the diverse group of tribes that stretched along the Northeastern and Southeastern regions.
Pocahontas: Her Life and Legend 6-Pack
Bring a greater understanding to historical events with this informational 6-Pack filled with primary source documents as it examines Pocahontas: Her Life and Legend.
The Southern Colonies: First and Last of 13 6-Pack
Keep students engaged as they question and think about the formation of the southern colonies more critically with The Southern Colonies: First and Last of 13 primary source 6-Pack.
Benjamin Banneker: Self-Made Man 6-Pack
Get your students excited as they explore this primary source 6-Pack that offers a historical glimpse of what was life was like back then for the self-educated mathematician, scientist, and astronomer with Benjamin Banneker: Self-Made Man.
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