From the Connecticut Social Studies Frameworks: 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?