Grade 3 – Connecticut and Local History

houseIn third grade, students will engage in a yearlong study of Connecticut and local towns. They will analyze the impact of geography, economics, and government structures to study the history and contemporary society of Connecticut and local towns. The study of Connecticut requires that students generate and research compelling questions across four core disciplines. Such questions may include:

  • How has our local community contributed to Connecticut’s story, past and present?
    In what ways has our towns and Connecticut changed and/or stayed the same over time?
  • Why is our town, and our state, the way it is?
  • Is there a Connecticut state identity?
  • What was the significance of Connecticut’s contribution to America’s story?

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Map of Pioneer Hartford produced in 1927

Grade 3 – Hartford: Then and Now

In what ways has Hartford, Connecticut changed and/or stayed the same over time?

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Grade 3 – Kids at Sea in the 19th Century

How did maritime culture influence the people of Connecticut?

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Grade 3 – Economic Development: Saugatuck’s Development Over Time

In what ways has own town and Connecticut changed and/or stayed the same over time?

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Grade 3 – Account Book of James Stewart’s General Store

How do we trade goods and services?

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Grade 3 – Connecticut Whaling and Maritime History

How have Connecticut’s maritime products and industries contributed to the history of America?

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Grade 3 – Exploring Communities: Using Historic Maps to Learn about the Past

Why do our communities look the way they do today?

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Lovely St. School, Avon, 1912

Grade 3 – Kids in Connecticut History: Image Analysis Skill-Builder

In what ways have the lives of children in Connecticut changed or stayed the same over time?

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Grade 3 – Connecticut Heroes of World War I

What is the significance of Connecticut’s contribution to America’s story? What role have Connecticut people played in major events in American (or world) history? What has Connecticut’s contribution to the nation been during wartime? What makes someone a “hero”? What characteristics do heroes have in common? How do we remember people who have made contributions […]

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For more great 3rd-grade resources visit the 3rd Grade Toolkits To Work or To School and The Meaning of Freedom offered by Connecticut Explored magazine.

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