In 3rd grade, students will explore the spatial distribution of Earth's physical and human features and how these features interact to make Earth our home. Earth's natural features and resources have both presented opportunities and constraints for how and where people have lived on Earth, in turn influencing the development of cultural expressions. A geographic and skills-based study of the physical and human characteristics of places will bridge the skills practiced in primary grades to the subsequent content and thinking skills of later grades.
Let the Adventures Begin!
Our study of World Geography will take us to many places this year! As we travel to destinations around the world, we'll explore the following topics:
Map Skills and Earth's Features:
Students will explore how global citizenship begins with the initial understanding of Earth’s major features and how geographic information is used to learn about those features.
Environment and People:
Culture and Economy:
Students will explore how the spatial distribution of Earth’s physical features and natural resources influences the development of various cultures and livelihoods.
Students will explore how Earth has been continuously explored for its resources, a process that has resulted in cultural contact with both positive and negative consequences. They will also explore how culture groups across various world regions continue to interact through economic, social, political, and environmentally driven migration.