Typical Course of Study Curriculum Guide for Grade 3


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Social Studies

* Holidays and folk customs
* Native Americans
* Explorers and pioneers
* Appreciation of different cultures, races, religions     
* History and development of local community
* Community helpers
* Consumers and producers
* Sources of food and clothing
* Shelters of animals and people
* History and development of transportation
* History and development of communication
* Citizenship and social responsibility
* Basic human needs and wants
* Local geography and topography
* U. S. geography and regions
* The continents
* Flat maps and globes



* Animal helpers
* Dinosaurs
* Life cycle
* Plants and animals of the desert
* Plants and animals of the sea
* Common birds, trees, flowers
* Forest plants
* Conservation of plants and animals
* Weather and climate
* Earth's changing surface
* Magnets and electricity
* Compass
* Gravity
* Light and color
* Energy and its sources
* Force and work
* Machines
* Moon and stars
* Earth satellites
* Scientific method and scientific inquiry


Health and Safety

* Care of eyes and ears
* Dental health
* Proper balance of activities
* Healthful leisure activities
* Prevention and control of diseases
* Parts of the body
* Nutrition
* Health with relation to food, shelter, clothing
* School and community health services
* Home safety hazards
* Safety in the community
* Simple first aid

Language Arts

* Silent reading
* Reading prose and poetry aloud
* Oral presentations: reporting experiences orally with accuracy
* Alphabetizing through the third letter of a word
* Dictionary skills
* Developing word-attack methods
* Synonyms, antonyms, homonyms
* Spelling
* Beginning cursive writing
* Concept of paragraph
* Using period, comma, question mark, apostrophe, quotation marks
* Writing short, original stories and poems
* Postwriting skills: editing and proofreading
* Increasing indexing skills



* Reading and writing numbers to 5 places
* Beginning Roman numerals
* Rounding numbers
* Positive and negative numbers in daily life
* Simple fractions and equivalents
* Properties of one
* Numeration systems
* Addition and subtraction facts to 25
* Multiplication and division facts to 100
* Perimeter, area, volume
* Geometric constructions
* Similar and congruent figures
* Properties of solid figures
* Customary and metric measurement
* Time to 1- and 5-minute measures
* Estimation of outcomes
* Problems-solving analysis
* Word problems
* Charts and graphs




















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