Social Studies 3
This Social Studies course focuses on the theme of community through the study of geography, history, government, and economics. In this course, the student will explore a variety of communities, past and present, from around the world. Short stories, biographies, poetry, case studies, songs, and other resources emphasize the role of the individual in the community, as well as the influence of geography on communities. Multimedia resources including videos and interactive websites enhance and support the content. The student will learn geographic concepts such as place, location, and human interaction with the environment. Geography skills lessons are incorporated throughout the course. In addition, the student will learn the basic principles that led to the creation of the Declaration of Independence and the U.S. Constitution. The student will learn about the rights and responsibilities of citizens and the three branches of government. In the economics unit, the student will examine basic economic concepts such as money, prices, supply and demand, and taxes.
* Prerequisites: None