Grade Level Three


Physical Sciences

1.0 Energy and matter have multiple forms and can be changed from one form to another. As a basis for understanding this concept:

  • 1e. Students know matter has three forms: solid, liquid, and gas
  • 1f. Students evaporation and melting are changes that occur when the objects are heated.

Life Sciences

3.0 Adaptations in physical structure or behavior may improve an organism's chance for survival. As a basis for understanding this concept:

  • 3b. Students know examples of diverse life forms in different environments, such as oceans, deserts, tundra, forests, grasslands, and wetlands.
    • Standards Correlation: Glass Case w/ Plants and Animals, Folsom Lake Fish, Mural
  • 3c. Students know living things cause changes in the environment in which they live: some of these changes are detrimental to the organism or other organisms, and some are beneficial.
    • Standards Correlation: Folsom Dam, Mural, Water Usage display
  • 3d. Students know when the environment changes, some plants and animals survive and reproduce; others die or move to new locations
    • Standards Correlation: American River Canyon, Mural, Sand table

History - Social Science - “Continuity and Change”

3.1 Students describe the physical and human geography and use maps, tables, graphs, photographs, and charts to organize information about people, places, and environments in a spatial context.

  • 3.1.1 Identify geographical features in their local region (e.g., deserts, mountains, valleys, hills, coastal areas, oceans, lakes)
    • Standards Correlation: Relief map
  • 3.1.2 Trace the ways in which people have used the resources of the local region and modified the physical environment (e.g., a dam constructed upstream changed the river or coastline
    • Standards Correlation: American River Canyon, Sand Table

3.2 Students describe the American Indian nations in their local region long ago and in the recent past.

  • Standards Correlation: American River Canyon
  • 3.2.2 Discuss the ways in which physical geography, including climate, influenced how the local Indian nations adapted to their natural environment (e.g., how they obtained food, clothing, tools)
    • Standards Correlation: American River Canyon
  • 3.2.4 Discuss the interaction of new settlers with the already established Indians of the region.
    • Standards Correlation: American River Canyon

3.5 Students demonstrate basic economic reasoning skills and an understanding of the economy of the local region.

  • 3.5.1 Describe the ways in which local producers have used and are using natural resources, human resources, and capital resources to produce goods and services in the past and present.
    • Standards Correlation: American River Canyon, Powerhouse and Dam Model, Sand table, Kitchen, Water Usage display

Language Arts

1.0 Listening and Speaking Strategies – Students listen critically and respond appropriately to oral communication. They speak in a manner that guides the listener to understand important ideas by using proper phrasing, pitch, and modulation

  • Comprehension
  • 1.1 Retell, paraphrase, and explain what the speaker has said.
  • 1.2 Connect and relate prior experiences, insights, and ideas to those of a speaker.
  • 1.3 Respond to questions with appropriate elaboration
Last Updated: 11/4/20