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    Grade 3 Social Studies

    Curriculum Resources: Harcourt Social Studies-Our Communities

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    Unit 1: Citizenship and Government
    Big Idea: Communities depend on citizens to participate in their government.

    Unit 2: Physical Geography
    Big Idea: Different communities have different landforms and bodies of water. People change and adapt to their surroundings.

    Unit 3: Economics
    Big Idea: Communities provide goods and services.

    Unit 4: Learning about Communities
    Big Idea: Communities are alike and different and are found all over the world.

    Unit 5: Our Country's History
    Big Idea: Every community has a unique history. Some features of a community change, while others stay the same, over time.