THIRD GRADE

CURRICULUM

Religion

  • The Catholic Church

  • Knowledge of the Faith

  • Liturgical 

  • Moral Education

  • Teaching to Pray

  • Educating for the Life, Community, and History of the Church

  • The Church’s Missionary Life and Service

Language Arts

  • Reading

  • English

  • Handwriting

  • Spelling

Social Studies

  • History through People and Places

  • Third graders will examine and evaluate history through the influences that people and places have had over time, develop and utilize map skills, and be introduced to social justice and conflict resolution. Third graders will apply their newly gained knowledge through the evaluation and creation of performance based tasks.

Science

  • Forces and Interactions

  • Interdependent Relationships in Ecosystems

  • Inheritance and Variation of Traits: Life Cycles and Traits

  • Weather and Climate

  • Engineering Design

Math

Operations and Algebraic Thinking

• Represent and solve problems involving multiplication and division.

• Understand properties of multiplication and the relationship between multiplication and division.

• Multiply and divide within 100.

• Solve problems involving the four operations, and identify and explain patterns in arithmetic.

Number and Operations in Base Ten

• Use place value understanding and properties of operations to perform multi-digit arithmetic.

Numbers and Operations – Fractions

• Develop understanding of fractions as numbers.

Measurement and Data

• Solve problems involving measurement and estimation of intervals of time, liquid volumes, and masses of objects.

• Represent and interpret data.

• Geometric measurement: understand concepts of area and relate area to multiplication and to addition.

• Geometric measurement: recognize perimeter as an attribute of plane figures and distinguish between linear and area measures.

Geometry

• Reason with shapes and their attributes.

Performance Objectives

1. Make sense of problems and persevere in solving them.

2. Reason abstractly and quantitatively.

3. Construct viable arguments and critique the reasoning of others.

4. Model with mathematics.

5. Use appropriate tools strategically.

6. Attend to precision.

7. Look for and make use of structure.

8. Look for and express regularity in repeated reasoning.

Art

  • Identify and utilize the Elements of Art in the creation of artwork.

  • Identify and utilize the Principles of Art in the creation of artwork.

  • Utilize media and method for 2-D Art.

  • Utilize media and method for 3-D Art.

  • Demonstrate safety awareness and care for art materials

  • Understand and appreciate the place of art in historical context and cultural heritage as it relates to, reflects, and documents history as well as current times.

  • Participate in the visual arts.

  • Evaluate, analyze, and describe their own works of art and the work of others.

P.E.

  • Demonstrate competency in a variety of motor skills and movement patterns.

  • Apply knowledge of concepts, principles, strategies and tactics related to movement and performance.

  • Demonstrate the knowledge and skills to achieve and maintain a health-enhancing level of physical activity and fitness.

  • Exhibit responsible personal and social behavior that respects self and others.

  • Recognize the value of physical activity for health, enjoyment, challenge, self-expression and/or social interaction.

Music

  • Count, perform and identify rhythms of different values and in varying tempos.

  • Identify and distinguish components of melody and harmony.

  • Recognize themes and motifs in music

  • Discover aspects of tone production and quality of vocal and instrument families.

  • Learn basic harmonic structures.

  • Discover musical expressions through performing, composing and listening.

  • Study music history and its influence on culture.

  • Explore musical instruments.

  • Explore careers in the field of music.

  • Evaluate music critically through listening and performing.

  • Identify vocabulary and differentiate between musical styles.

Technology

  • Creativity and Innovation

  • Knowledge and Ideas

  • Models and Simulations

  • Trends and Possibilities

  • Original Works

  • Communication and Collaboration

  • Effective Communications and Digital Interactions

  • Digital Solutions – Contribute to Project Teams

  • Global Connections – Create Cultural Understanding and Awareness

  • Research and Information Literacy

  • Planning Strategies of Guide Inquiry Using Technology

  • Processing Locate, Organize Analyze, Evaluate Synthesize and Ethically Use Information

  • Critical Thinking, Problem Solving and Decision Making

  • Investigation

  • Collaboration

  • Digital Citizenship

  • Safety and Ethics

  • Leadership for Digital Citizenship

  • Impact of Technology

  • Technology Operations and Concepts

  • Understanding – Technology Terms, Processes, Systems and Applications

  • Application

  • Troubleshoot Systems and Processes

  • Transfer current Knowledge to Learning New Technologies

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