This packet of seven lesson plans with step-by-step directions as well as a student activity packet is perfect for your third grade students!
The social studies standards (Ohio) covered include:
-- The structures of local communities may different from one community to another.
-- Governments have the authority to make and enforce laws.
--Individuals make the community a better place by solving problems in a way the promotes the common good.
--Members of the local communities have social and political responsibilities.
-- Laws are rules which apply to all people in a community and describe ways people are expected to behave. Laws promote order and security, providing public services and protect the rights of individuals in the local community.
In the student activity packet, students will complete graphic organizers, as well as work to create their own, write short answer and extended responses to questions, compose opinions with supporting details, in addition to working independently and cooperatively to complete activities and projects. These lessons incorporate research skills, technology, and the use of local resources.