In third grade, all students will learn about the United States as well as New Jersey History. They will be expected to take notes, complete class work, projects, maps, homework, and participate in class. Objectives to be taught are in conjunction with NJ Core Curriculum Content Standards.
Units of study:
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NJ and U.S. Websites - click on the attachments below to get to various websites
Geography and MapsThe Reference Section of our Regions textbook has great information that can be used. The Reference Section begins on page R2 of the text and includes an Atlas section with many types of maps, geographic terms, states, info about people, as well the glossary and an index. Not only is the Reference Section a great resource to use but the following websites may be of interest: Maps 4 Kids, National Geographic, Fact Monster, and Surfnet Kids, just to name a few. Just click on the attachments below to access them!
New Jersey UnitFor a portion of the year, we will be covering New Jersey and its history. Here are a just a few areas of interest that relate to NJ. There are so many more! Check back again for links to the websites. Just click on the attachment and it will take you to the website.Brielle History, Lenni Lenape Indians, Cranberry Harvesting, Pinelands, State Capitol Trenton, (famous people): Derek Jeter
Current Events and GovernmentDuring the course of the year students will be expected to do current events. The local newspaper, Coast Star, as well as the Asbury Park Press is a wonderful way to learn about the happennings in our world. Parents are expected to help supervise students as they pick out appropriate articles to do their events on. Sports articles are discouraged from being used as a current event. There are also wonderful websites that may be used for the current event. Those websites will be listed soon so check back again.Websites:Coast Star -
Asbury Park Press -
Time for Kids -
Scholastic News -