HSS Standards Resources

Grade 3 – Community & Change: Students in grade three learn more about our connections to the past and the ways in which particularly local, but also regional and national, government and traditions have developed and left their marks on current society, providing common memories. Emphasis is on the physical and cultural landscape of California, including the study of American Indians, the subsequent arrival of immigrants, and the impact they have had in forming the character of our contemporary society.

Standard 3.1 – Students describe the physical and human geography and use maps, tables, graphs, photographs, and charts to organize information about people, places, and environments in a spatial context.

Teacher Resources
Websites (Articles):

USA Today –  “Geographical Features in Los Angeles”  https://traveltips.usatoday.com/geographical-features-los-angeles-110105.html

City Data – Los Angeles http://www.city-data.com/us-cities/The-West/Los-Angeles-Geography-and-Climate.html

Discover Los Angeles – “Facts About Los Angeles” https://www.discoverlosangeles.com/press-releases/facts-about-los-angeles

Websites (Interactive):

Quick Facts – California https://www.mrnussbaum.com/united-states/california/#online

Student Resources
Encyclopedia:

Kiddle – Geography of California Facts https://kids.kiddle.co/Geography_of_California

Website (Article):

National Geographic Kids “The Golden State” https://kids.nationalgeographic.com/explore/states/california/#deserts-joshua-tree

Media/Video:

YouTube – “California/California State/California Geography” https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=zzaH9SWf7_A

Worksheets/For Student Practice:

Grid of California Find Each of these California Cities on the Grid Worksheet

Standard 3.2 – Students describe the American Indian nations in their local region long ago and in the recent past.

Teacher Resources
Websites (Article):

California Indian Tribes https://www.accessgenealogy.com/native/california-indian-tribes.htm

A History of American Indians in California
http://ohp.parks.ca.gov/pages/1054/files/american%20indians%20in%20california.pdf

California’s Native People: The Southern Coastal Region https://www.cabrillo.edu/~crsmith/anth6_scoastal.html

Pictures:

Gabrielino-Tongva Tribe http://www.gabrielinotribe.org/historical-sites-1/

Media:

Tribal Territories of California http://art-en-provence.com/native-american-tribes-in-california-map/

Student Resources

Media:

YouTube “Cahuilla Indian Dance” https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=8CaPF_WuvrQ

YouTube “California’s Regions” https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=tPXDy-9iIAI

Website:

Gabrielino Tongva Vocabulary http://www.native-languages.org/gabrielino_words.htm

Standard 3.3 – Students draw from historical and community resources to organize the sequence of local historical events and describe how each period of settlement left its mark on the land.

Teacher Resources

Text/Book:

Diamond Bar by City of Diamond Bar and the Diamond Bar Historical Society https://www.arcadiapublishing.com/Products/9781467131964

Website:

Diamond Bar – Our History https://www.diamondbarca.gov/290/Our-History

Media:

Timeline: Historical Timeline of Los Angeles https://www.discoverlosangeles.com/blog/historical-timeline-los-angeles

Student Resources

Website:

History of Los Angeles Facts https://kids.kiddle.co/History_of_Los_Angeles

Juan Rodriguez Cabrillo http://factcards.califa.org/exp/cabrillo.html

Standard 3.4  – Students understand the role of rules and laws in our daily lives and the basic structure of the U.S. government.

Teacher Resources

Websites (Interactive):

Eagle Eye Citizen https://www.eagleeyecitizen.org/teach

Websites (Articles):

Mr. Nussbaum https://www.mrnussbaum.com/government/

 

Student Resources

Websites (Interactive):

Congress for Kids: Introduction to Citizenship https://www.congressforkids.net/citizenship_intro.htm

Ben’s Guide to the U.S.  Government https://bensguide.gpo.gov/

Kid Citizen https://www.kidcitizen.net/

Websites (for Research):

Ducksters Biographies https://www.ducksters.com/biography/

 

Standards 3.5 – Students demonstrate basic economic reasoning skills and an understanding of the economy of the local region.

Teacher Resources

Website:

California Economy http://www.netstate.com/economy/ca_economy.htm

Student Resources

Encyclopedia:

Kiddle – Economy of California Facts https://kids.kiddle.co/Economy_of_California

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