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Lessons Social Studies 3

Grade 3 Social Studies Lessons--based on Austin Independent School District curriculum 

http://www.austinschools.org/curriculum/soc_stud/resources/txtbook.html#3 Resources provided by Austin Independent School District.  Access to some interactive materials.  
http://www.austinschools.org/curriculum/soc_stud/resources/web_res.html --Web resources recommended by AISD
http://www.austinschools.org/curriculum/soc_stud/elem/3rd/index.html --Download TEKS aligned biographies and other information to assist lesson planning.


Terms:  

Past, Present, and Future
http://www.harcourtschool.com/ss1/Grade3/interactives/gr3_unit3.html --past and present 
http://www.harcourtschool.com/ss1/skills/g3_historymaps.html --past and present
http://www.harcourtschool.com/ss1/skills/g2_u4_timeline.html 
http://www.harcourtschool.com/ss1/Grade2/interactives/gr2_unit4.html 
http://www.libertyskids.com/nowthen/index.html 



Year, Decade, and Century
http://www.studyzone.org/testprep/ss5/b/comtimel. 
http://www.oswego.org/ocsd-web/match/term/matchgeneric2.asp?filename=rburgesstime--game. 
http://www.studyzone.org/testprep/ss5/b/comtimebcadl.cfm 
http://www.studyzone.org/testprep/ss5/b/comtimebcadquizli.cfm 


Climate, landforms, natural resources, and natural hazards
http://www.harcourtschool.com/ss1/Grade3/interactives/gr3_unit1.html --landforms and map basics
http://www.harcourtschool.com/ss1/HSP_GeoGlossary/index.html 
http://www.harcourtschool.com/ss1/Grade2/interactives/gr2_unit3.html --natural resources
http://www.epa.gov/climatechange/kids/basics/concepts.html 
http://library.thinkquest.org/J001716/ famous American landforms
http://www.harcourtschool.com/activity/typesofland/typesofland.html
http://www.harcourtschool.com/ss1/HSP_GeoGlossary/hill/photos.html 
http://www.harcourtschool.com/ss1/HSP_GeoGlossary/mountain/maps.html 
http://www.harcourtschool.com/ss1/HSP_GeoGlossary/plain/maps.html 
http://www.harcourtschool.com/ss1/HSP_GeoGlossary/valley/maps.html 
http://rockyweb.cr.usgs.gov/outreach/images/LandCover_11x14.pdf 
http://www.eduplace.com/kids/socsci/books/applications/imaps/maps/g2_u2/index.html 
http://www.sfsocialstudies.com/g4/na/u1/index.html --climate and downloadable worksheet
http://www.sfsocialstudies.com/g1/u4/index.html --geography riddles
http://www.eduplace.com/kids/socsci/books/applications/imaps/maps/g2_u2/index.html --U. S. landforms
http://www.freevideosforautistickids.com/Landforms_and_Countries.html 
http://www.kidsgeo.com/geology-for-kids/0031-what-are-landforms.php 
http://www.kidsgeo.com/geology-for-kids/0032-understanding-landforms.php 
http://www.kidsgeo.com/geology-for-kids/0033-landform-structure.php 
http://www.kidsgeo.com/geology-for-kids/0034-landform-process.php 
http://www.kidsgeo.com/geology-for-kids/0035-landform-slope.php 
http://www.kidsgeo.com/geology-for-kids/0036-landform-drainage.php 
http://www.kidsgeo.com/geography-for-kids/0053-climatic-controls.php --climate controls 
http://www.mrnussbaum.com/wlandforms.htm --landform interactives
http://www.eduplace.com/podcasts/sci/index.jsp?qstringin=22&songItem=1&id=sc_xsk1_ear31lan --Podcast--erosion affects landforms.
http://www.brainpopjr.com/science/land/landforms/preview.weml --free with trial membership.  Use closed captioning.
http://www.brainpopjr.com/science/conservation/naturalresources/preview.weml --free with trial membership.  Use closed captioning.  
http://www.brainpop.com/science/weather/climatetypes/preview.weml --free with trial membership or AISD login.  Use closed captioning.  

Compass rose, grid system, symbols
http://www.harcourtschool.com/ss1/Grade3/interactives/gr3_unit2.html --landforms and map basics
http://www.harcourtschool.com/ss1/skills/g3_directions.html --reading map interactive
http://www.harcourtschool.com/ss1/skills/g3_roadmap.html --read road map
http://www.harcourtschool.com/ss1/skills/g3_population.html --population map
http://www.harcourtschool.com/ss1/skills/g3_landuse.html --reading map symbols
http://www.harcourtschool.com/ss1/skills/g1_u1_pittsburgh.html map reading
http://www.harcourtschool.com/ss1/skills/g1_globes.html 
http://www.harcourtschool.com/ss1/skills/g2_u1_mapkey.html 
http://www.harcourtschool.com/ss1/skills/g2_u2_land.html 
http://www.harcourtschool.com/ss1/skills/g2_u5_worldmap.html 
http://www.harcourtschool.com/ss1/skills/g4_roadmap.html 
http://www.harcourtschool.com/ss1/Grade1/g1_readmap.html 
http://www.harcourtschool.com/ss1/Grade2/interactives/gr2_unit2.html 
http://www.eduplace.com/kids/socsci/books/applications/imaps/maps/g1_u3/index.html 
http://www.eduplace.com/kids/socsci/books/applications/imaps/maps/g1_u5/index.html 
http://www.eduplace.com/kids/socsci/books/applications/imaps/maps/g1_u1/index.html 
http://www.eduplace.com/kids/socsci/books/applications/imaps/maps/g1_u2/index.html 
http://www.eduplace.com/kids/socsci/books/applications/imaps/maps/g2_u1/index.html 
http://www.eduplace.com/kids/socsci/books/applications/imaps/maps/g2_u4/index.html 
http://www.eduplace.com/activity/compass.html 
http://www.eduplace.com/activity/mapit.html 
http://olc.spsd.sk.ca/DE/k9mod/Mapskill/mapskill.html --interactive
http://www.bbc.co.uk/scotland/education/sysm/landscapes/highlands_islands/mapskills/symbols/index.shtml 
http://mapzone.ordnancesurvey.co.uk/mapzone/PagesHomeworkHelp/mapability/ using a map interactive
http://www.sfsocialstudies.com/g1/u2/index.html 
http://www.sfsocialstudies.com/g2/u6/index.html --national landmarks
http://www.eduplace.com/kids/socsci/books/applications/imaps/maps/g1_u3/index.html --using compass rose
http://www.eduplace.com/kids/socsci/books/applications/imaps/maps/g2_u1/index.html --using grid
http://www.eduplace.com/kids/socsci/books/applications/imaps/maps/g3_u1/index.html --using a map
http://www.eduplace.com/kids/socsci/books/applications/imaps/maps/g3_u5/index.html --using a map, symbols
http://www.eduplace.com/kids/socsci/books/applications/imaps/maps/g3_u6/index.html --latitude and longitude
http://www.kidsgeo.com/geography-for-kids/0027-map-key-and-scale.php 
http://www.funenglishgames.com/readinggames/directions.html --using a map game
http://pbskids.org/arthur/games/elwoodcity/index.html --Arthur's map interactive.
http://pbskids.org/cyberchase/math-games/bike-route/ --map and grid game.
http://www.netrover.com/~kingskid/directions/tutor.html --simple learning directions game.
http://www.brainpop.com/socialstudies/geography/mapskills/preview.weml --Free trial or AISD login.  Use closed captioning.
http://www.brainpopjr.com/socialstudies/geography/readingmaps/preview.weml 


Earning, spending, saving, and donating money
http://www.umsl.edu/~wpockets/clubhouse/library.htm 
http://pbskids.org/itsmylife/games/mad_money_flash.html 
http://www.harcourtschool.com/ss1/Grade2/interactives/gr2_unit6.html 
http://www.harcourtschool.com/ss1/Grade1/interactives/gr1_unit6.html --goods and services review
http://www.eduplace.com/cgi-bin/searchengine_f.cgi?SEARCH=Business+or+Money&WORD_POINTS=0,1,0,0 business and money lesson plans from eduplace.
http://www.sfsocialstudies.com/g2/u3/index.html --goods and services review
http://library.thinkquest.org/3901/ --several economics games
http://www.ftc.gov/bcp/edu/microsites/youarehere/ --games to teach smarter shopping
http://www.italladdsup.org/mod4/ --budgeting game
http://onguardonline.gov/media/game-0009-online-lineup --avoiding sales scams
http://economics.mrdonn.org/powerpoints.html --variety of free economics Power Points to download.
http://www.themint.org/ --covers all the topics
http://www.brainpop.com/math/dataanalysis/comparingprices/ --Free comparing prices movie; use with closed captioning.  
http://www.brainpop.com/math/ratioproportionandpercent/interest/ --Free interest movie.  Use closed captioning.
http://www.brainpop.com/socialstudies/economics/banking/preview.weml --Free trial or AISD login.  Use closed captioning.
http://www.brainpop.com/socialstudies/economics/money/preview.weml 
http://www.brainpop.com/socialstudies/economics/budgets/preview.weml 


Scarcity
http://www.studyzone.org/testprep/ss3topic.cfm?TopicID=45 --Natural Resources and Economics Connection


Free Market
http://www.studyzone.org/testprep/ss4topic.cfm?TopicID=242 --Several great economics lessons.
http://www.brainpop.com/socialstudies/economics/communism/preview.weml 


Supply and Demand
http://www.primarygames.com/socstudies/lemonade/start.htm --lemonade stand game
http://www.practicalmoneyskills.com/games/ --money skills games
http://library.thinkquest.org/J003305F/ 
http://library.thinkquest.org/J003305F/ 
http://www.brainpop.com/socialstudies/economics/supplyanddemand/preview.weml --Free trial or AISD login.


Profit
http://www.educational-freeware.com/news/business-games.aspx --free business simulation games online for kids


Declaration of Independence
http://www.teachertube.com/viewVideo.php?video_id=24623&title=Declaration_of_Independence 
http://www.youtube.com/playlist?list=PL4BC59673D502A28C
http://www.archives.gov/exhibits/charters/declaration_timeline.html 
http://www.archives.gov/exhibits/charters/declaration.html 
http://bensguide.gpo.gov/3-5/documents/declaration/index.html 
http://www.earlyamerica.com/independence.htm 
http://www.sfsocialstudies.com/g3/u6/index.html 
http://www.congressforkids.net/Independence_declaration_1.htm 
http://www.congressforkids.net/Independence_declaration_2.htm 
http://www.americaslibrary.gov/jb/revolut/jb_revolut_subj.html 
http://www.americaslibrary.gov/aa/jefferson/aa_jefferson_declar_1.html 
http://www.brainpop.com/socialstudies/ushistory/declarationofindependence/preview.weml --free trial or AISD login.


U. S. Constitution
http://www.harcourtschool.com/ss1/adventure_activities/interactives/gr5_unit5.html --Case of Missing Constitution
http://bensguide.gpo.gov/k-2/government/gov1.html 
http://www.harcourtschool.com/ss1/Grade2/interactives/gr2_unit1.html 
http://www.usmint.gov/kids/games/branchesOfPower/ 
http://bensguide.gpo.gov/3-5/documents/constitution/index.html 
http://bensguide.gpo.gov/3-5/documents/constitution/about.html 
http://bensguide.gpo.gov/3-5/documents/constitution/background.html 
http://www.archives.gov/exhibits/charters/constitution_transcript.html 
http://bensguide.gpo.gov/9-12/documents/constitution/index.html 
http://bensguide.gpo.gov/9-12/documents/constitution/trivia.html 
http://bensguide.gpo.gov/9-12/documents/constitution/background.html 
http://bensguide.gpo.gov/9-12/documents/constitution/amend.html
http://bensguide.gpo.gov/3-5/government/branches.html 
http://bensguide.gpo.gov/k-2/government/gov2.html 
http://bensguide.gpo.gov/k-2/government/gov3.html 
http://bensguide.gpo.gov/k-2/government/gov4.html 
http://teachertube.com/viewVideo.php?video_id=209831&title=U_S__Constitution_Rock__Rap____Jam2__ 
http://www.youtube.com/playlist?list=PLF8499FCC3BFA6E71
http://www.sfsocialstudies.com/g2/u4/index.html --three parts of government
http://www.congressforkids.net/Constitution_delegates.htm --several sections about Constitution
http://www.congressforkids.net/games/articlesofconfederation/constitutionalconvention.htm --Constitutional Convention Quiz
http://www.free.ed.gov/subjects.cfm?subject_id=19&toplvl=173 
http://www.studyzone.org/testprep/ss4topic.cfm?TopicID=257 --Great lessons!
http://www.mrnussbaum.com/readingcomp/constcomp.htm --Constitutional Convention
http://www.brainpop.com/socialstudies/ushistory/usconstitution/preview.weml 


Bill of Rights
http://bensguide.gpo.gov/3-5/citizenship/rights.html 
http://bensguide.gpo.gov/6-8/citizenship/billofrights.html 
http://www.youtube.com/playlist?list=PL56334BB139CBF7D7
http://www.congressforkids.net/games/billofrights/1_matching.htm 
http://www.congressforkids.net/games/billofrights/morebillofrights.htm 
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=-yg_f6vAp7M&list=UUoAU4X6DUZSt5n6aI74Hw0A&index=4&feature=plcp 
http://www.studyzone.org/testprep/ss4topic.cfm?TopicID=259 --Great Bill of Rights Lessons.
http://www.scholastic.com/teachers/activity/constitution-questions-and-answers-level-b-listen-and-read-book 
http://www.brainpop.com/socialstudies/usgovernmentandlaw/billofrights/preview.weml --Free trial or AISD login.



"consent of the governed"
http://www.brainpop.com/socialstudies/usgovernmentandlaw/voting/preview.weml --Voting.  Use closed captioning.  Free trial or AISD login.
http://www.brainpop.com/socialstudies/usgovernmentandlaw/presidentialelection/preview.weml --Presidential election.


Civic responsibility (obeying laws, serving the community, serving on a jury, and voting)
http://www.harcourtschool.com/ss1/Grade3/interactives/gr3_unit4.html --election day
http://www.harcourtschool.com/ss1/adventure_activities/Unit6_Rev3.html --election
http://bensguide.gpo.gov/3-5/citizenship/responsibilities.html 
http://bensguide.gpo.gov/3-5/citizenship/index.html 
http://bensguide.gpo.gov/6-8/citizenship/responsibilities.html 
http://bensguide.gpo.gov/6-8/citizenship/rights2.html 
http://www.congressforkids.net/Elections_voting.htm 
http://www.brainpop.com/socialstudies/usgovernmentandlaw/citizenship/preview.weml --Free trial or AISD login.  Use closed captioning.


Red Cross
http://www.redcross.org/www-files/Documents/pdf/history/coloringbook.pdf 
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=oIwB-Y6FUjY 
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=kEtOXDJl8q0 


Dates, Places, Events

Deserts, mountains, wetlands, and plains
http://www.kidsgeo.com/geography-for-kids/0167-desert.php 
http://www.kidsgeo.com/geography-for-kids/0150-swamps-and-marshes.php 
http://www.harcourtschool.com/ss1/HSP_GeoGlossary/mountain/maps.html 
http://www.harcourtschool.com/ss1/HSP_GeoGlossary/desert/maps.html 
http://www.harcourtschool.com/ss1/HSP_GeoGlossary/wetlands/maps.html 
http://www.harcourtschool.com/ss1/HSP_GeoGlossary/plain/maps.html 
http://www.brainpop.com/science/earthsystem/deserts/preview.weml --free with trial membership or AISD login.  Use closed captioning.  
http://www.brainpop.com/science/earthsystem/mountains/preview.weml --free with trial membership or AISD login.  Use closed captioning.  

Volcanoes, hurricanes, and earthquakes
http://www.kidsknowit.com/interactive-educational-movies/free-online-movies.php?movie=Huricanes 
http://www.kidsgeo.com/geology-for-kids/0044B-earthquakes.php 
http://www.kidsgeo.com/geology-for-kids/0050-extrusive-volcanism.php 
http://www.kidsgeo.com/geology-for-kids/0051-eruption-types.php 
http://www.kidsgeo.com/geology-for-kids/0052-volcanic-activity.php 
http://www.kidsgeo.com/geology-for-kids/0056-volcanic-peaks.php 
http://www.kidsgeo.com/geology-for-kids/0057-calderas.php 
http://www.kidsgeo.com/geology-for-kids/0058-volcanic-necks.php 
http://www.harcourtschool.com/ss1/HSP_GeoGlossary/volcano/maps.html 
http://www.harcourtschool.com/ss1/HSP_GeoGlossary/fault/maps.html 
http://www.howstuffworks.com/nature/natural-disasters/volcano.htm --volcanoes
http://www.howstuffworks.com/nature/natural-disasters/hurricane.htm 
http://www.howstuffworks.com/nature/climate-weather/storms/hurricane-quiz.htm 
http://www.howstuffworks.com/environmental/earth/geophysics/volcano-quiz.htm 
http://www.howstuffworks.com/nature/natural-disasters/earthquake.htm 
http://www.howstuffworks.com/nature/natural-disasters/earthquake.htm 
http://www.learner.org/interactives/volcanoes/entry.html --Volcano interactive
http://www.eduplace.com/kids/hmsc/activities/simulations/gr5/unitc.html 
http://www.sciencekids.co.nz/videos/earth/whatisanearthquake.html --video--What is an earthquake?
http://www.sciencekids.co.nz/videos/earth/volcanosong.html --Volcano facts song.  
http://www.sciencekids.co.nz/videos/earth/bigearthquake.html --Earthquake footage.
http://www.sciencekids.co.nz/videos/earth/volcanolightning.html --Erupting volcano. 
http://teacher.scholastic.com/activities/wwatch/volcaNoes/index.htm 
http://teacher.scholastic.com/activities/wwatch/earthquakes/ 
http://teacher.scholastic.com/activities/wwatch/hurricanes/ 
http://teacher.scholastic.com/activities/wwatch/analyze/ --study maps and data re:  hurricanes and other natural disasters.  
http://www.brainpopjr.com/science/land/fastlandchanges/preview.weml --free with trial membership; use closed captioning.
http://www.brainpop.com/science/weather/hurricanes/preview.weml --free with trial membership or AISD login.  Use closed captioning.  
http://www.brainpop.com/science/earthsystem/earthquakes/preview.weml --free with trial membership or AISD login.
http://www.brainpop.com/science/earthsystem/volcanoes/preview.weml --free with trial membership or AISD login.
http://www.iknowthat.com/com/App?File=ScienceLab.htm&Type=S&SWF=earthquake%2Fscience_desk&App=Science+Lab&Topic=Earthquakes 
http://www.iknowthat.com/com/App?File=ScienceLab.htm&Type=S&SWF=volcano%2Fscience_desk&App=Science+Lab&Topic=Volcanoes 

Rocky Mountains, the Mississippi River, and Austin
http://www.eduplace.com/kids/socsci/tx/books/bke2/biographies/bk_template.jsp?name=austins&bk=bke2 --Stephen F. Austin bio.
http://www.austinpastandpresent.com/ Has three film clips and free lessons about Austin for homeschool.
http://www.austinlibrary.com/ahc/downtown.htm --about Austin History Center
http://www.austinlibrary.com/ahc/briefhistory.htm --history of Austin (Can be read by a parent and simplified for the student.)
http://www.austinschools.org/curriculum/soc_stud/resources/APP.html AISD Austin lesson guide grade 3.
http://www.harcourtschool.com/ss1/HSP_GeoGlossary/river/maps.html 
http://www.teachertube.com/viewVideo.php?video_id=102939&title=Rocky_Mts&vpkey= Rocky Mountains


More:  

http://www.phschool.com/curriculum_support/ss_skills_tutor/content/pop.html --general social studies skills lessons with audio

Kindergarten through Grade 2 Review
http://bensguide.gpo.gov/k-2/index.html 

See 3rd Grade Social Studies Biographies!

African American History Month Project--Inventor Garrett Morgan (See links below and check sites for other bios)

http://video.about.com/inventors/Who-Is-Garrett-Morgan-.htm--Garrent Morgan bio.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=_QA-J_c4nIc--Garrett Morgan bio.




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