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.
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
Quick Facts – California https://www.mrnussbaum.com/united-states/california/#online
Kiddle – Geography of California Facts https://kids.kiddle.co/Geography_of_California
National Geographic Kids “The Golden State” https://kids.nationalgeographic.com/explore/states/california/#deserts-joshua-tree
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.
California Indian Tribes https://www.accessgenealogy.com/native/california-indian-tribes.htm
A History of American Indians in California
California’s Native People: The Southern Coastal Region https://www.cabrillo.edu/~crsmith/anth6_scoastal.html
Gabrielino-Tongva Tribe http://www.gabrielinotribe.org/historical-sites-1/
Tribal Territories of California http://art-en-provence.com/native-american-tribes-in-california-map/
YouTube “Cahuilla Indian Dance” https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=8CaPF_WuvrQ
YouTube “California’s Regions” https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=tPXDy-9iIAI
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.
Diamond Bar by City of Diamond Bar and the Diamond Bar Historical Society https://www.arcadiapublishing.com/Products/9781467131964
Diamond Bar – Our History https://www.diamondbarca.gov/290/Our-History
Timeline: Historical Timeline of Los Angeles https://www.discoverlosangeles.com/blog/historical-timeline-los-angeles
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.
Eagle Eye Citizen https://www.eagleeyecitizen.org/teach
Mr. Nussbaum https://www.mrnussbaum.com/government/
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.
California Economy http://www.netstate.com/economy/ca_economy.htm
Kiddle – Economy of California Facts https://kids.kiddle.co/Economy_of_California