Grade 3 Model Lessons (Coachella Valley)
Continuity and Change
Students in grade three learn more about our connections to the past and the ways in which particularly local, but also regional and national, government and traditions have developed and left their marks on current society, providing common memories. Emphasis is on the physical and cultural landscape of the local region, including the study of American Indians, the subsequent arrival of immigrants, and the impact they have had in forming the character of our contemporary society.
Standard 3.1 Students describe the physical and human geography and use maps, tables, graphs, photographs, and charts to organize information about people, places, and environments in a spatial context.
Standard 3.2 Students describe the American Indian nations in their local region long ago and in the recent past.
- Standard 3.2 Cover Page and Acknowledgements
- Cahuilla Indian Curriculum Guide
- Cahuilla Inidan Student Reader
Standard 3.3 Students draw from historical and community resources to organize the sequence of local historical events and describe how each period of settlement left its mark on the land.
- Standard 3.3 Cover Page and Acknowledgements
- History of the Coachella Valley Curriculum Guide
- Timeline and Bio-sketches Title Page and Acknowledgements
- Timeline and Bio-sketches of Coachella Valley Student Reader
Standard 3.4 Students understand the role of rules and laws in our daily lives and the basic structure of the U.S. government.
- Election Mania Cover and Acknowledgements
- Election Mania Curriculum Guide
- Election Mania Acknowledgements
Standard 3.5 Students demonstrate basic economic reasoning skills and an understanding of the economy of the local region.