Delaware Recommended Curriculum for Grade 3
Students in 3 rd grade continue building a foundation for citizenship by integrating civics, economics, and geography.
In civics, students will study the meaning of responsibilities, rights, and privileges and why the distinctions between them are necessary.
By studying economics, students learn that voluntary exchange is based on the fact that both sides expect to gain from trade and that exchange is made easier by the creation and use of money. Individuals and societies organize themselves to answer basic economic questions such as, How will goods and services be produced?
In geography, students will learn that places differ by size and activity within them: cities are larger and more complex, with greater levels of specialized services than towns. Places also vary by culture: house design, dress, food, or language can distinguish one place from another. Places do not exist in isolation but are influenced by connections with other places.
Students begin regional analysis by learning that regions are defined by a theme – cultural, ethnic, linguistic, religious, wealthy or poor. Each region is distinctive and connected to other regions. Finally, students will learn the nature and uses of maps, globes, and other geo-graphics.