3rd Grade Social Studies Curriculum


Do you want to save time planning your 3rd-grade social studies lessons? Whether teaching in-person or virtually, this 3rd Grade Social Studies Curriculum bundle includes everything you need to teach ancient Egypt, ancient China, ancient Greece, ancient Rome, ancient Mali, world geography, economics, and civics. Each of the 8 units includes detailed lesson plans, worksheets, passages and questions, sorts, foldables, digital activities, word wall cards, and assessments. Your students will love learning about social studies with the activities provided in each unit and you save valuable planning time each week!


3rd Grade Social Studies Curriculum

This 3rd Grade Social Studies Curriculum Bundle comes with EVERY lesson and activity needed to teach the third-grade social Studies Virginia SOLs! Detailed lesson plans, worksheets, sorts and foldables, passages and questions, map activities, virtual field trips, digital activities, assessments, and more are all part of this curriculum bundle.

To get a closer look at the units and resources included in this bundle, check out the product preview images at the top of the page!

Each of the eight social studies units incorporates a combination of hands-on activities, digital activities, critical thinking skills, and literacy skills. Examples of hands-on activities include simulation activities, project-based learning, games, and foldables.

All units include detailed teacher lesson plans with the objective, key vocabulary, materials needed, and step-by-step instructions for implementing the lesson. Lessons are created for teachers on a budget featuring inexpensive, easy-to-find materials such as yarn and coloring materials. A timeline and a table of contents are also included with each unit to simplify the planning process. Answer keys are included throughout.

What third-grade social studies units are taught in this curriculum bundle?

The following units are included in this bundle:

This bundle also comes with bonus resources that cannot be found anywhere else. This bonus resource includes graphic organizers, map activities, and graphing activities to help students compare and contrast the ancient world cultures taught in these units.

What resources are included in this social studies bundle?

This 3rd Grade Social Studies Curriculum Bundle includes 750+ PDF pages, 290+ digital pages, and 54 lessons, featuring:

  • 120+ Worksheets
  • 40+ Close reading passages with comprehension questions
  • 40+ Entry/Exit Tickets
  • 35+ Sorts/Foldables
  • 7 Quizzes
  • 8 Final Tests
  • Word Wall Cards

What Virginia SOLs are covered?

This curriculum bundle is specifically aligned to the Virginia Standards of Learning (SOLs). All of the third-grade social studies SOLs are covered. Standards included:

3.1, 3.2, 3.3, 3.4, 3.5, 3.6, 3.7, 3.8, 3.9, 3.10, 3.11, 3.12, 3.13

Can any of the activities be completed digitally?

This 3rd Grade Social Studies Curriculum Bundle also includes the 3rd Grade Social Studies Passages and Questions resource. All 40+ passages and questions can also be shared with students digitally and completed using Google Slides.

Most of the worksheets and sorts, all of the quizzes, and all of the tests are also provided in BOTH digital and PDF formats.

When you purchase this product, you will be given access to a link that will allow you to open the file in Google Slides. You’ll then share that file with your students. The slides can be printed and adapted for students who prefer to answer the questions by hand. You can also view and print a student’s completed version of the slides. Video tutorials have been included to help you share these interactive Google Slides with your students.

Don’t miss out!

Why spend hours planning your third-grade social studies lessons when you can have everything done for you? Best of all, teachers report that their students love completing the activities in each of these units and that the activities help students retain the information!


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