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Social Studies Curriculum Social Studies - 3rd Grade
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Standard 2

Students will understand cultural factors that shape a community.

Objective 1

Evaluate key factors that determine how a community develops.
  • Creating a Community
    The enduring knowledge includes the fact that students often have the misconception that every community mirrors theirs. This lesson intends to show that there are differences as well as similarities in communities around the world, and that all communities are valuable. Their uniqueness adds to their global value.

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