Grade 3 Local Government and Citizenship

West Haven Public Schools

Unit Planning Organizer

Revised July 2011

Subject   Social Studies                

Grade   3

Unit      2 - Local Government/Citizenship              

Pacing

Essential Question(s):

  1. What are the public services of West Haven and what services do they provide?

 

2. What can you do to be a good citizen?

 

 

Big Idea(s):

1. West Haven provides basic services to its community.

 

2. We have many rights and responsibilities as citizens.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

CT State Standards (includes West Haven’s “Priority” GLES’s in BOLD and “Supporting” Standards)

Priority:

1.7.1 Explain how the structure of local government provides basic services to its community.

 

1.9.1 Explain one’s rights and responsibilities as a citizen (e.g. voting, paying taxes, obeying laws).

 

 

Supporting:

 

1.8.1. Explain how citizens assist in the creation of town ordinances.

 

1.9.2 Predict the impact on a state or nation if people did not meet their responsibilities.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

“Unwrapped” Concepts and Skills, and Bloom Levels (BL)

Concepts(Need to Know)

Skills(Able to Do)

BL

*Structure of local government

 

*The basic services a local government provides to its community

 

*Rights and responsibilities as a citizen

*Explain how the structure of local government provides basic services to its community.

 

 

*Explain one’s rights and responsibilities as a citizen.

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Assessments

Common Formative Pre- Assessment (Followed by Data Team Analysis):

 

“Dipsticks” (Informal Progress Monitoring Checks):

 

 

 

 

Common Formative Post- Assessment (Followed by Data Team Analysis):

 

 

 

 

 

 

Instructional Planning

Suggested Resources/Materials:

*Exploring Where & Why Map Lessons

          Unit 2   Lesson 2 - What are Communities?

       Unit 2   Lesson 3 - Communities Large and Small

          Unit 3   Lesson 1 - Communities Need All Kinds of Places

          Unit 3   Lesson 6 - Communities Need Laws and Leaders

 

*Leveled Readers (pending purchase approval)

          We Are Part of This Place

          What It Means To Be a Citizen

          A Citizen of the United States

*City of West Haven.org

*Quick Reads articles and EDU Helper worksheets

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Suggested Research-based Effective Instructional Strategies:

Vocabulary/Word Wall

Enrichment/Extension

Interdisciplinary Connections

*citizen

*customs

*immigrant

*community

*neighborhood

*urban

*rural

*city

*town

*rule

*law