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Social Studies Curriculum Social Studies - 3rd Grade
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Standard 1

Students will understand how geography influences community location and development.

Objective 3

Analyze ways cultures use, maintain, and preserve the physical environment.

  • AIRNow - Quality of Air Means Quality of Life
    Local Air Quality Conditions and Forecasts
  • Meet the Greens
    The GREENS is a site for kids from WGBH about sustainability and green living. It includes online episodes and links teaching about our carbon footprint.
  • Northwestern Shoshone Fish Song
    This lesson is written in partnership with and approved by the Northwestern Band of the Shoshone Nation Cultural Specialist, Patty Timbimboo-Madsen and Paula Watkins, library consultant to the tribal nation.
  • Resources for Recycling
    List of links for teaching Recycling.
  • Teaching Kits: Utah Geological Survey
    Geology-Related Teaching Kits.
  • The Aztecs: Mighty Warriors of Mexico
    After completing this lesson, students will be able to: identify the Aztecs as the builders of a great city and rich civilization in what is now Mexico; locate the Aztec Empire and its capital on a map; describe several aspects of Aztec culture; and understand the causes of the Aztec civilization's downfall.
  • What Tree is That?
    You can identify most trees by studying their leaves, seeds, and fruit. This animation will help you learn to identify these characteristics and take a step-by-step approach to arrive at the name of your tree.

UEN logo - in partnership with Utah State Board of Education (USBE) and Utah System of Higher Education (USHE).  Send questions or comments to USBE Specialist - Robert  Austin and see the Social Studies website. For general questions about Utah's Core Standards contact the Director - Jennifer  Throndsen.

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