This Grade 3 Social Studies teaching resource offers coverage of all the indicators for the outcome PA3.1 – Compare how decisions are made in the local community and communities studied
Although it has been written to meet the outcome and indicators for the Saskatchewan Social Studies curriculum, it will meet the needs of educators teaching students about how decisions are made in various communities. Teachers can use the ideas to help them plan lessons using the activities and resources explained in the document.
Lessons are presented in the order of the indicators:
a. Identify formal and informal types of leadership
b. Construct an inventory of examples of positive leadership in school groups and communities
c. Give examples of ways in which groups and communities make decisions
d. Investigate decision-making structures in communities studied
e. Identify examples of decision-making structures where leadership is
Evaluation is on-going throughout the unit. Projects, class discussions, group work and individual activity should be noted and used for assessment purposes.
One tactic that has been found to work well is to use a binder with pages for each students. Choose four students a day to observe and write anecdotal notes about their work in all subjects for that day. Then when time comes to write report cards you have all the information you need for your grade and comments in accordance with the assessment rubrics.
Other Grade 3 Social Studies resources aligned with the Saskatchewan curriculum are available in my store:
Grade 3 Social Studies I Can Statements and Teacher Checklist
Life in Diverse Communities
Interdependence of Communities
Using Various Representations of the Earth
Impact of Geography, Environment and Climate on the Use of the Land
Beliefs of Indigenous People About the Land
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