In the third grade, the student learns about geographic tools like maps and globes that assist them in identifying peoples, places, and regions in the world.  They learn firsthand about their own culture as well as different cultures around them.  At this age of curiosity, it is imperative that the teacher designs lessons that build upon the natural interests of the child to make abstract learning concrete.  (See handbook for details on making the unfamiliar both real and interesting to third graders.)

UNIT I: Geographic Studies (301-303)
UNIT II: Geographic Studies (304-306)