• English Language Arts Curriculum

    Reading:  Literary, Informational, and Foundational

    Writing:  Opinion, Narrative, and Research/Informational

    Speaking and Listening:  Collaboration and Presentation of Knowledge and Ideas

    Language:  Conventions of Standard English, Knowledge of Language, and Vocabulary Acquisition and Use

    Math Curriculum

    Operations and Algebraic Thinking

    • Represent and solve problems involving multiplication and division.
    • Understand properties of multiplication and the relationship between multiplication and division.
    • Multiply and divide within 100.
    • Solve problems involving the four operations, and identify and explain patterns in arithmetic.

    Number and Operations in Base Ten

    • Use place value understanding and properties of operations to perform multi-digit arithmetic.

    Number and Operations—Fractions

    • Develop understanding of fractions as numbers.

    Measurement and Data

    • Solve problems involving measurement and estimation of intervals of time, liquid volumes, and masses of objects.
    • Represent and interpret data.
    • Geometric measurement: understand concepts of area and relate area to multiplication and to addition.
    • Geometric measurement: recognize perimeter as an attribute of plane figures and distinguish between linear and area measures.


    • Reason with shapes and their attributes.



    Science Curriculum

    Third grade science is hands-on, student-centered, and inquiry-based. Units include the study of:


         Earth Science:

    • physical attributes of rocks and soils
    • how fossils provide evidence of past organisms

    Physical Science:

    • ways heat energy is transferred and measured

    Life Science:

    • similarities and differences between plants, animals, and habitats found within geographic regions of Georgia
    • effects of pollution (air, land, and water) and humans on the environment



    Social Studies Curriculum

    In third grade, students begin a three-year study of United States history in which all four strands (history, geography, civics/government, and economics) are integrated. Students will learn about:

    • American Indian cultures and the exploration and colonization of North American
    • the influence of geography on early U.S. history
    • the elements of our representative democracy and their rights and responsibilities as good citizens
    • basic economic concepts


    Historical Understandings - early American Indian cultures and their development in North America, European explorations in North America (John Cabot, Vasco Nunez de Balboa, Hernando de Soto, Christopher Columbus, Henry Hudson, and Jacques Cartier), and factors that shaped British Colonial America

    Geographical Understandings - major topographical features on a physical map of the United States (Major Rivers: Mississippi, Ohio, Rio Grande, Colorado, Hudson, and St. Lawrence and Mountain Ranges:  Appalachian and Rocky), map/globe skills (equator, prime meridian, and lines of latitude and longitude)

    Government/Civic Understandings - elements of representative democracy/republic in the U.S. and the importance of Americans sharing certain central democratic beliefs and principles, both personal and civic

    Economic Understandings - four types of productive resources (natural, human, capital, and entrepreneurship), governments provide certain types of goods and services in a market economy (schools, libraries, roads, police/fire protection, and military) and pay for these through taxes, interdependence and trade and explain the benefits of voluntary exchange, and the concept of opportunity cost as it relates to making a saving or spending choice



    Health Curriculum 

    Students in third grade learn and apply health skills in areas such as disease prevention, nutrition, healthy relationships, use of tobacco, and use/abuse of alcohol.

    Students begin to recognize the existence of myths related to health information, distinguish fact from fiction, and set simple goals for promoting personal health and preventing disease.

    Students assume personal responsibility for helping promote health at school and in the community.



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