In 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?
In what ways has Hartford, Connecticut changed and/or stayed the same over time?
How did maritime culture influence the people of Connecticut?
In what ways has own town and Connecticut changed and/or stayed the same over time?
How do we trade goods and services?
How have Connecticut’s maritime products and industries contributed to the history of America?
Why do our communities look the way they do today?
In what ways have the lives of children in Connecticut changed or stayed the same over time?