Grade 3 Historical Events, Sites, and People of our Local Region

West Haven Public Schools

Unit Planning Organizer

Revised July 2011

Subject Social Studies

Grade 3

Unit   4 - Historical Events, Sites and People of our Local Region                

Pacing

Essential Question(s):

  1. What are some historical events that have significance to our region?
  2. What are some historical sites that are significant to our region?
  3. Who are some historical people who are important to our region?

 

Big Idea(s):

1. Many different historical events, sites and people have significant connections to our region.

 

 

 

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

Priority:

1.2.1 Describe historical events, sites and people in the local region including American Indians.

 

Supporting:

 

1.2.2 Identify connections between events in local and regional history.

 

1.2.3. Analyze how changes made in the past affect a state or region today (e.g. location of the capital, transportation).

 

 

 

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

Concepts(Need to Know)

Skills(Able to Do)

BL

 

-Native Americans: how they lived, communicated, entertainment and their lives today.

 

 

-New England Region: Beaches, bays, sounds, rivers, climate and its economy.

 

 

 

-First settlers of New England and the significance of the establishment of New England to the development of the United States.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

-Define and identify Native Americans.

-Compare/Contrast present day life of students to that of Native American children.

 

 

-Examine the physical features of New England, and how these physical attributes contribute to New England’s economy.

 

 

-Assess how relationships of Native Americans and colonists changed over time and how they have helped to shape present day relationships.

-Justify how New England’s history has helped us to seem a glimpse of America’s past.

 

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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:

Quick Reads

EDU Helper articles and worksheets

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Suggested Research-based Effective Instructional Strategies:

 

 

 

 

 

Vocabulary/Word Wall

Enrichment/Extension

Interdisciplinary Connections

Native Americans

Tourists

Peninsula

Sounds

Forestry

Recreation

Organic

Colonies

Lighthouses

Pilgrims

Reservation

Imported

Exported

Slavery

Blight

Famine

Architecture

Steeples