ERIC Number: ED459944
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 2000
Reference Count: N/A
Grade Three Curriculum: A Parent's Guide.
Department of Defense Education Activity, Arlington, VA.
This publication from the Department of Defense Education Activity (DoDEA) is designed to inform parents about the department's Grade Three curriculum standards in four major areas: language arts/reading, mathematics, science, and social studies. The integrated language arts/reading standards include the study of roots, prefixes, and suffixes to increase vocabulary knowledge. Students will recognize cause and effect in a selection and use punctuation clues for meaning in oral and silent reading. Students will write in a variety of modes for specific purposes: narrative, descriptive, and expository. Students will use periods, question marks, commas, apostrophes, and quotation marks whenever appropriate. Mathematics students will use skip-counting patterns to produce sequences of multiples. They will relate multiplication and division to the idea of equal groups and use mental counting strategies to determine unknown sums and differences. They will explore fractions by dividing whole regions into equivalent parts. Students will learn to determine perimeter and area by using manipulatives. They will use bar graphs to organize and report data and determine the probability that a particular event will occur. The science standards place increasing emphasis on conducting investigations. Students will be expected to develop questions, write simple hypotheses, make predictions, and gather data. The standards focus on living things, the sun, moon, and stars, and how objects change. The social studies standards enable students to develop understanding of the larger community. Students will be introduced to the context of government and the process of elections. The roles of local, state, and national officials will be defined. Students will be able to locate, access, and organize information from several points of view and practice civic discussions. They will also explore ways that language, art, music, and other cultural elements lead to global understanding. (KB)
Publication Type: Guides - Non-Classroom
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: Department of Defense Education Activity, Arlington, VA.