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Georgia Studies Weekly - Democracy

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Georgia Studies Weekly - Democracy

Georgia Third Grade Social Studies Standards Coverage


AUGUST-SEPTEMBER

Week 1: Ancient Greece

Students will identify the influence of Greek architecture, law, and Olympic Games on the U.S. as it became a nation and in the present day. SS3H1, SS3H1a, SS3G1d

Week 2: Our Democratic Heritage

Students will learn the definition of a democracy and the principles of a democratic society (e.g., choosing leaders). They will study the origins of democracy in ancient Greece and compare/contrast direct democracy and representative democracy. SS3H1, SS3H1b, SS3H1c

Week 3: American Independence

Students will study the colonists’ desire and struggle for independence, with emphasis on the role of Paul Revere in the fight for freedom. They will also learn about the rights and responsibilities that come with living in a democracy. SS3H2, SS3H2a, SS3H2b, SS3G2, SS3G2a, SS3G2b, SS3G2c, SS3G2d, SS3G2e

Week 4: American Government

Students will learn about the three branches (executive, legislative, judicial) and the three levels (national, state, local) of government. They will discuss the U.S. Constitution and how it is the foundation of our democracy. SS3CG1, SS3CG1a, SS3CG1b, SS3CG1c

Week 5: Freedom for All

Students will discuss the role of 19th Century Americans, especially Frederick Douglass, in the fight for freedom for all people living in the United States. SS3H2, SS3H2a, SS3H2b, SS3G2, SS3G2a, SS3G2b, SS3G2c, SS3G2d, SS3G2e

Week 6: American Liberty

Students will study the freedoms Americans enjoy and the price of freedom. Students will identify and discuss some positive character traits of various Americans, past and present, who have expanded people’s rights and freedoms. SS3H2, SS3H2a, SS3H2b, SS3CG2

Week 7: Women’s Rights

Students will study the struggle for women’s rights in the 19th and early 20th centuries, with an emphasis on the role of Susan B. Anthony and her leadership in the women’s movement. SS3H2, SS3H2a, SS3H2b, SS3G2, SS3G2a, SS3G2b, SS3G2c, SS3G2d, SS3G2e

OCTOBER-DECEMBER

Week 8: U.S. Geography

Students will learn about the major rivers and mountain ranges in the U.S. They will use maps to locate major physical features of U.S. Geography. SS3G1, SS3G1a, SS3G1b

Week 9: World Geography

Students will be introduced to latitude and longitude and will use a globe to locate the Equator, Prime Meridian, and other lines of latitude and longitude. They will locate Greece on a world map. SS3G1, SS3G1c

Week 10: Education for All

Students will study the role of Mary McLeod Bethune in the fight to provide education to African Americans, especially women. They will also discuss the right to an education and the responsibilities that accompany that right. SS3H2, SS3H2a, SS3H2b, SS3G2, SS3G2a, SS3G2b, SS3G2c, SS3G2d, SS3G2e

Week 11: American Character

Students will identify and discuss some positive character traits of various historical figures in our nation’s past. They will discuss how cooperation and diligence helped create our nation and why those traits are important today. SS3H2, SS3H2a, SS3H2b, SS3CG2

Week 12: Government Services

Students will learn about the goods and services provided by national, state, and local government (e.g., schools, roads, police/fire protection, etc.). They will also learn how taxes pay for these goods and services. SS3CG1c, SS3E2

JANUARY-FEBRUARY

Week 13: A New Deal for America

Students will study the life and presidency of Franklin Delano Roosevelt, with an emphasis on the New Deal and America’s role in WWII. SS3H2, SS3H2a, SS3H2b, SS3G2, SS3G2a, SS3G2b, SS3G2c, SS3G2d, SS3G2e

Week 14: Eleanor Roosevelt

Students will learn about the life of Eleanor Roosevelt, her role in the United Nations, and her work to secure human rights for people around the world. SS3H2, SS3H2a, SS3H2b, SS3G2, SS3G2a, SS3G2b, SS3G2c, SS3G2d, SS3G2e

Week 15: Justice for All

Students will identify and discuss some positive character traits of various historical figures in our nation’s past. They will learn about the need for justice and tolerance in their neighborhood, their country, and around the world. SS3H2, SS3H2a, SS3H2b, SS3CG2

Week 16: Resources

Students will learn about the four types of productive resources (i.e., natural, human, capital, and entrepreneurship). They will discuss how resources are used to produce goods and services. SS3E1, SS3E1a, SS3E1b, SS3E1c, SS3E1d

Week 17: We Depend on Each Other

Students will study the interdependence of consumers and producers. They will discuss how goods and services are produced in various places, then exchanged by people living in those places. SS3E3, SS3E3a, SS3E3c

MARCH-MAY

Week 18: How Much Does It Cost?

Students will learn about the way goods and services are allocated by price in the marketplace. They will discuss supply and demand and the effects of scarcity on the prices of things people need and want. SS3E3, SS3E3b

Week 19: Currency Around the World

Students will study how the U.S. and other countries create their own currency for use as legal tender. They will learn about the Euro and other currencies from around the world. SS3E3, SS3E3d

Week 20: Money in Your Pocket

Students will learn about the costs and benefits involved in the choices people make about how to use their money. They will discuss spending, saving, and charitable donations. SS3E4

Week 21: American Justice

Students will study the life of Thurgood Marshall, his work on the Supreme Court of the U.S., and his role in civil rights. SS3H2, SS3H2a, SS3H2b, SS3G2, SS3G2a, SS3G2b, SS3G2c, SS3G2d, SS3G2e

Week 22: The Great Society

Students will study the life and presidency of Lyndon B. Johnson, including his Great Society program and his role in civil rights. SS3H2, SS3H2a, SS3H2b, SS3G2, SS3G2a, SS3G2b, SS3G2c, SS3G2d, SS3G2e

Week 23: Law and Order

Students will identify and discuss some positive character traits of various historical figures in our nation’s past. They will discuss the importance of respecting and accepting authority both in the past and in the present. SS3H2, SS3H2a, SS3H2b, SS3CG2

Week 24: American Labor

Students will study the life of César Chávez and his struggle for workers’ rights. They will learn about the role of unions in American history and recent changes in American labor unions. SS3H2, SS3H2a, SS3H2b, SS3G2, SS3G2a, SS3G2b, SS3G2c, SS3G2d, SS3G2e

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Writing from Sources - Students will develop research and media skills using primary and secondary sources. We provide 2.0 digital tool suggestions for creating online products like videos, avatars, posters and slide shows.

Academic Vocabulary - With domain-specific vocabulary for each lesson, our lesson plans help you teach students how to determine the meaning of unknown words within a text (CCSS for ELA RI.4).

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