Social Studies



Third Grade Social Studies Resources

Third Grade Curriculum:

Description of Course
Texas Essential Knowledge and Skills

Scope and Sequence

Instructional Strategies:
Handbook for Grades K-3

Annotated Bibliographies for K-5
Children's Literature  - Aligned by Social Studies Strand

Other Curriculum Resources:
TEKS Biographies
TEKS Glossaries

Field Trip Resources:
Williamson Museum Packet

Links for Third Grade:
Native Americans Thinkquest

Ben's Guide to U.S. Government - Our Nation
Ben's Guide to Government - People in Your Neighborhood
A World of Communication
Jane Addams
Clara Barton
Helen Keller
Eleanor Roosevelt
Sojourner Truth
Meet Amazing Americans
America's Story from America's Library
Library of Congress - International Communities
Kids and Communities
Interactive Flash Map of the US
50 States.Com
National Geographic - Xpeditions
Infoplease Atlas
World Atlas.Com (Some Advertisements)
Proteacher - Map Skills (Advertisement Heavy)
Map Skills - USGS


Reading, Writing and Map Activities from Nystrom:

Statue of Liberty
The Walton Boys
The Bicycle
The Man in the Map
She Wasn't Scared
The Fossil-finding Trip
Janie's Delightful Flight



Downloadable Resources for Third Grade:

Vocabulary Picture Matching Game - 3rd Grade (Word Document)Vocabulary Matching Cards
Vocabulary Looping Cards

Assessment Resources:
Grades K-5

Constitution Day Resources:
Primary documents, lesson plans, and stories for kids

Project VOTE:
Election Curriculum for All Grade Levels

Celebrate Freedom Week:
Lesson Plans K-4
Celebrate Freedom Week Curriculum Guide
Celebrate Freedom Week with Technology

Professional Social Studies Organizations:
Links to Local, State and National Organizations

Professional Listservs:
Get the latest from TEA and Region XIII Social Studies Teams

For more information about the Social Studies curriculum, contact:

Curriculum, Instruction, and Assessment Department
Georgetown Independent School District
603 Lakeway Drive, Georgetown, TX 78628
(512) 943-5000