3rd Grade Teachers
Sharing the Planet
Central Idea: Living things have characteristics that enable them to survive.
•The diversity of biomes
•Adaptations of plants and animals
•Inherited and acquired traits
How We Organize Ourselves
Central Idea: Members of a community can influence leadership.
•Distribution of services
•Structure of government
How the World Works
Central Idea: The Earth's position in the solar system regulates life on Earth.
•Structure of the solar system
•Movements within the solar system
•Interconnectedness of the solar system
Where We Are in Place & Time
Central Idea: Our daily life is connected to the past.
Where We Are In Place & Time Links
How We Express Ourselves
Central Idea: People tell stories in order to understand themselves and the world.
•Stories that encourage values
•Stories that explain the world
•How authors make stories more interesting
Who We Are
Central Idea: Understanding how our body functions helps us take care of ourselves.
•Body systems and their functions
•How body systems work together
•Choices that impact the body