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Grade 3 Social Studies

What We Do

  • The heritage and contributions of the peoples of ancient China, Egypt, Greece, Rome, and the West African empire of Mali
  • Maps skills including areas discovered by early explorers
  • The social, cultural, and political characteristics of major ancient world cultures and links to modern economics
  • The importance of government in the community, Virginia, and the United States of America
  • The importance of the basic principles that form the foundation of a republican form of government

How We Do It

  • Projects, writing activities and discussions
  • Collaborative projects and activities
  • Group and independent activities utilizing technology (i.e. IPads, Smartboard)
  • Formative and summative assessments


  • Pre-teaching vocabulary
  • Visual maps/charts
  • Multisensory activities for group and independent work