Social Studies is the study of history, the land and people who have lived on lands for thousands of years. Social Studies is also the study of governments and how the laws they make affect the people that live under those laws. Understanding Social Studies is also about understanding the culture of men and women that lived in the past so that the men and women of today can learn more about their own culture. This is why I take social studies so seriously and why I want my students to do the same. Each and every week I will update you on what our students are learning and hopefully this can encourage you or a parent to do some additional research.
This Week in Social Studies our third graders have been learning how to label a map of the world. They have been taught how to construct a map using a map key with colors, a compass rose and how to identify the 7 continents and 5 oceans. After finishing their project, students will know the names of the seven continents, the names five oceans, and the roles of the equator and the prime meridian on a map.