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3rd Grade Communities Social Studies Curriculum YEAR-ROUND BUNDLE – TEKS-Aligned

This curriculum is suggested for 3rd grade or upper elementary students and focuses on Communities. The main topic of the curriculum is understanding the individuals, events, and ideas from communities, past and present. It includes EVERYTHING you need to teach social studies – just print & go!

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3rd Grade Social Studies Curriculum – Map and Globe Skills Unit – TEKS-Aligned

Unit 1 of the Smart and Simple Social Studies Communities Guided Curriculum is about Map and Globe Skills. The main topic of this unit is designed to help upper elementary students develop a foundational understanding of maps and globes.

3rd Grade Social Studies Curriculum – Physical Environment Unit – TEKS-Aligned

Unit 2 of the Smart and Simple Social Studies Communities Guided Curriculum is about the Physical Environment – landforms, climate, natural resources, and natural hazards. The main topic of this unit is designed to help upper elementary students understand the characteristics of the physical environment in a variety of communities and ways people adapt to and modify the environment that they live in.

3rd Grade Social Studies Curriculum – U.S. Historical Documents Unit – TEKS

Unit 3 of the Smart and Simple Social Studies Communities Guided Curriculum is about U.S Historical Documents – the Declaration of Independence and the U.S. Constitution. The main topic of this unit is designed to help upper elementary students understand the purpose of the Declaration of Independence, the U.S. Constitution, and the Bill of Rights, and describe the concept of “consent of the governed”.

3rd Grade Social Studies Curriculum – U.S. Government Unit – TEKS

Unit 4 of the Smart and Simple Social Studies Communities Guided Curriculum is about the Structure and Function of Government. The main topic of this unit is designed to help upper elementary students understand the structure of government, important government officials, and government services provided at the local, state, and national or federal levels.

3rd Grade Social Studies Curriculum – Good Citizenship Unit – TEKS-Aligned

Unit 5 of the Smart and Simple Social Studies Communities Guided Curriculum is about Good Citizenship. The main topic of this unit is designed to help upper elementary students understand the characteristics of good citizenship, examples of famous figures who show characteristics of good citizenship, civic responsibility, and civic and non-profit organizations that serve the common good.

3rd Grade Social Studies Curriculum – Ethnic and Cultural Celebrations – TEKS

Unit 6 of the Smart and Simple Social Studies Communities Guided Curriculum is about Ethnic and Cultural Celebrations. The main topic of this unit is designed to help upper elementary students understand the common characteristics of celebrations, as well as learn about the traditions and customs of a variety of holidays and festivals that are celebrated around the world throughout the year.

3rd Grade Social Studies Curriculum – Characteristics of a Community – TEKS

Unit 7 of the Smart and Simple Social Studies Communities Guided Curriculum offers a TEKS-aligned resource for 3rd-grade teachers focusing on the characteristics of communities. With engaging lessons covering rural, suburban, and urban communities, as well as the reasons for community formation and historical comparisons of meeting needs, it provides minimal-prep activities to enhance students’ understanding of social studies concepts.

3rd Grade Social Studies Curriculum – History of Shaping Communities – TEKS

Unit 8 of the Smart and Simple Social Studies Communities Guided Curriculum is about Shaping Communities. The main topic of this unit is designed to help upper elementary students understand the history of specific communities, and how individuals, events, and ideas can help shape, expand, or create communities.

3rd Grade Social Studies Curriculum – Famous Heroes in Communities – TEKS

Unit 9 of the Smart and Simple Social Studies Communities Guided Curriculum is about Heroes in Communities. The main topic of this unit is designed to help upper elementary students understand characteristics and examples of historical and modern heroes, military heroes, and first responders. Students will also learn about key individuals whose heroic deeds and actions have helped others in some way.

3rd Grade Social Studies Curriculum – Art, Culture, Science, & Technology – TEKS

Unit 10 of the Smart and Simple Social Studies Communities Guided Curriculum is about Artists, Writers, Science, and Technology. The main topic of this unit is designed to help upper elementary students understand characteristics and examples of historical and modern writers, artists, scientists, and inventors and what they contributed to culture and communities.

3rd Grade Social Studies Curriculum – Earn, Spend, Save, and Donate Money

Unit 11 of the Smart and Simple Social Studies Communities Guided Curriculum is about Earning, Spending, Saving, and Donating Money. This 2-week unit is designed to help 3rd-grade students understand the ways to use money. Students will learn about a variety of ways to earn, spend, save, and donate money.

3rd Grade Social Studies Curriculum – The Free Enterprise System Economics

Unit 12 of the Smart and Simple Social Studies Communities Guided Curriculum is about The Free Enterprise System. This 3-week unit is designed to help 3rd-grade students understand the concept of the free enterprise system and how businesses operate in the United States. Students will learn about supply, demand, scarcity, profits, and notable individuals who have started new businesses.

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Are you an upper elementary teacher looking for minimal-prep and engaging lessons and activities to teach social studies concepts to your students? Looking to find a quality TEKS-aligned 3rd grade Communities curriculum to use throughout the year? Look no further!

This 36-week complete curriculum bundle will include lesson plans, guided notes, practice activities, exit tickets, a project, unit assessment, and more. The lessons in each unit include slideshows in both PowerPoint and Google Slides, as well as student digital activities of the notes, practice activities, exit tickets, projects, and unit assessments.

This curriculum primarily correlates to the current TEKS Social Studies standards (adopted 2024). It includes EVERYTHING you need to teach social studies– just print & go!


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This curriculum is suggested for 3rd grade or upper elementary students and focuses on Communities. The main topic of the curriculum is understanding the individuals, events, and ideas from communities, past and present. It includes EVERYTHING you need to teach social studies – just print & go!

What are the Units included in the Grade 3 Communities Curriculum?

  1. Map and Globe Skills
  2. Physical Environment
  3. Historical Documents
  4. Structure and Function of Government
  5. Good Citizenship
  6. Cultural Celebrations
  7. Community Characteristics
  8. Shaping Communities
  9. Heroes in Communities
  10. Writers, Artists, Science, and Technology 
  11. Ways to Use Money 
  12. The Free Enterprise System 

What makes this Guided Social Studies Curriculum Smart and Simple?

✅ The social studies daily lessons and activities are bite-sized and can easily be implemented in 30-45 minutes.

✅ The social studies curriculum is TEKS-aligned (for Texas) but are still flexible enough to use in any order and in conjunction with any state curriculum.

✅ Each social studies unit has everything you need to simply teach social studies – easy-to-follow lesson plans, guided notes, practice activities, exit tickets, and more!

Questions? Contact me at kirsten@thesouthernteach.com!

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