This product supports the following TEKS:
3.1C, 3.4A, 3.4B, 3.4C, 3.4D, 3.5A, 3.5C, 3.5D, 3.17A, 3.17B, 3.17C, 3.17E, 3.18B about physical & human characteristics of communities,
**Please note - While the Social Studies TEKS remain the same, TRS has recently revised the unit structure for these standard to be implemented in 2016. Though this product is formatted according to the previous unit structure, it is aligned with the most current social studies TEKS for the 2016 - 2017 school year.**
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This is a great resource to use when covering the TEKS listed above regarding both physical and human characteristics of communities. Here is what is included:
5 reading passages, each with a vocabulary study and graphic organizers (covering skills such as comprehension, sequencing, summarizing, cause and effect, visualization and research.) Your students will be practicing much needed ELAR skills as they are at the same time learning what they need to know in social studies.
Nature's Give & Take
Shaping the Landscape
There are 2 projects
Writing: A Natural Disaster (interview)
Mapping: Mapping My Community
There are 72 "Match It" cards with pictures, names, and definitions of natural landforms, natural hazards, and natural resources. These are perfect for small group learning groups, as they can be used to play a variety of different games. (A game instruction sheet is included)
Nature Sort Cut & Paste
Nature Sort (use with "Match-It" cards)
U.S. Mapping Skills Activity (with answer key)
Living with Nature Cut & Paste (with answer key)
Bingo board (to use with mini-pictures)
Game board (to use with "Match-It' cards
If your district follows TRS (formerly C-scope), this is most of what you will need to cover units 3 (an 11 day unit) and 4 (a 12 day unit).
I hope that this simplifies your planning and that your students enjoy the many hands on, interactive, and education materials included in this product.
Need other 3rd grade social studies units - look no further I've got you covered :)
Our Community: 3rd Grade TRS Unit 1
Celebrate Freedom Week: 3rd Grade TRS Unit 2
Cultural Characteristics of Communities: TRS Unit 5
Heroes: 3rd Grade Social Studies: TRS Unit 6
People Influencing Communities: TRS Unit 8
Citizens & Government: TRS Unit 9
Free Enterprise System & American Entrepreneurs: TRS Units 10 & 11
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