Grade 3 Ethnicity and Culture

West Haven Public Schools

Unit Planning Organizer

Revised July 2011

Subject Social Studies                

Grade 3

Unit   6 - Ethnicity and Culture                

Pacing

Essential Question(s):

  1. What factors do people consider when they decide where to live?

 

2. What unique characteristics help define an ethnic group?

 

 

 

Big Idea(s):

1. Many factors affect where people settle.

 

2. Many different characteristics help define an ethnic group.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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

Priority:

1.6.1 Analyze how and why people settle in various areas in their community (eg. religion, ethnicity, socioeconomic level).

 

1.13.1 Explain characteristics that help define an ethnic group (eg. language, religion, clothing).

 

Supporting:

1.13.2 Compare and contrast individual identity (e.g. beliefs, values, abilities) with that of both peer group and other ethnic/cultural groups.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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

Concepts(Need to Know)

Skills(Able to Do)

BL

 

-How climate affects where we choose to live.

 

 

 

 

-Understand why people immigrate.

 

 

-Evaluate multiple climates and how each climate offers unique opportunities.

 

 

 

-Assess the reasons people immigrate and how individuals make the most of opportunities presented.

 

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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

 

Climate

Continental Climate

Mild Climate

Desert Climate

Mountain Climate

Immigrate

Immigrant

Community

Poverty