ERIC Number: ED184942
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1980
Reference Count: N/A
Alexandria City Schools, VA.
This student workbook offers a third grade social studies program about the geography, history, and contemporary life of Alexandria, Virginia. It is divided into eight chapters, which present background information and learning activities. Chapter I places Alexandria in the county, state, United States, western hemisphere, and world through various map activities. Chapter II discusses the weather and climate of Alexandria. Chapter III focuses on Alexandria's history, particularly that of the colonial period. Chapter IV discusses old, new, and changing neighborhoods. City government, laws, and civic leaders are presented in Chapter V, while jobs, goods, and services are compared in Chapter VI. Chapter VII offers information and activities relating to education, recreation, and transportation. The final chapter focuses on various people, groups, and community decision making in contemporary Alexandria. Each chapter includes background information and workpages for various activities such as map exercises, comparison charts, field trips, matching exercises, listing changes, interviewing outlines, and a crossword puzzle. A glossary concludes the workbook, which defines key words and concepts underlined in the text. (CK)
Descriptors: Area Studies, City Government, Colonial History (United States), Community, Community Services, Elementary Education, Grade 3, Learning Activities, Local History, Municipalities, Physical Geography, Social Studies, Units of Study, Weather
Alexandria City Public Schools, 3801 Braddock Road, Alexandria, VA 22302 ($5.00, single copies)
Publication Type: Guides - Classroom - Teacher
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: Alexandria City Schools, VA.
Identifiers - Location: Virginia