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?
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 […]