This class is aligned with Florida’s Next Generation Sunshine State Standards for 3rd grade social studies. It focuses on the United States, its geography and its people. The students will first learn how to read a globe and a map in order to understand the maps shown throughout the course. Next the students will learn about North America as a whole, including the countries of Mexico, Canada, and the Caribbean. The students then learn about Native Americans and the first European settlers. They will then learn about the US constitution and how the nation is run. The rest of the course will be spent focusing on each region of the United Stated: the Northeast, Southeast, North Central, Rocky Mountain, Southwest, and Pacific Regions. The students will first learn about the geography of these regions, including the climate and any important landforms. Next, the students will learn about the people of these regions, including any important historical facts, where most of the people live in these regions, and what the people in these regions do for work.
1- Course Introduction
2- The World
4- North American Continent
5- A Large and Varied Land
6- Who is an American?
7- How Do Americans Live Together?
8- Geography of the Northeast Region
9- People of the Northeast Region
10- Geography of the Southeast Region
11- People of the Southeast Region
12- Geography of the North Central Region
13- People of the North Central Region
14- Geography of the Rocky Mountain Region
15- People of the Rocky Mountain Region
16- Geography of the Southwest Region
17- People of the Southwest Region
18- Geography of the Pacific Region
19- People of the Pacific Region
20- Course Evaluation