Third Grade Core Knowledge
(Science and Social Studies)This is outstanding curriculum that will expand your child's mind and interest in learning. Core Knowledge builds on prior knowledge from grade to grade which avoids repetition of material. The Core Knowledge curriculum stems from the idea that all students should attain a "core" or common body of knowledge. This knowledge base includes a strong understanding of all curriculum and concepts.
*Eliminates gaps and repetitions in student learning
*Provides an important foundation for future learning
*Promotes fairness and excellence for all students
*Helps provide a common ground for communication in a diverse societyIn addition to the wonderful Core Knowledge topics taught this year, your child will also be taught the Common Core District Science and Social Studies Curriculum Standards as well.
SCIENCE / SOCIAL STUDIES SEQUENCE
SeptemberCanadaEarliest AmericansHuman Body
OctoberLight/OpticsHearing/SoundAlexander Graham Bell
NovemberNative AmericansAnimal Classification
DecemberThirteen ColoniesEcology/HabitatsJohn Muir
JanuarySpanish ExplorationFood ChainsPollution/Environment
MarchAncient RomeGeology/EarthMae JemisonCopernicus