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Social Studies Secular Homeschool Curriculum Skills List | Third Grade


Social Studies concepts create the themes for some of the units within Third Grade Complete. The activities and discussion questions stimulate higher-level thinking and encourage understanding of the concepts.


  • Know name, address, and phone number.
  • Identify city, state, and country of residence.
  • Understand that people are special and have feelings.
  • Recognize and learn about the Western states.
  • Recall state capitals.
  • Learn about the history of the Olympics.
  • Describe how Olympians demonstrate courage and perseverance.
  • Learn about the Paralympic Games.
  • Learn about the Olympic Winter and Summer Games.
  • Design and make home Olympic medals.
  • Learn about historical figures.
  • Learn about United States history: the Cold War, the Civil War, the American Revolution.
  • Learn about Civil War battles.
  • Learn about contributions of important women during the Civil War.
  • Understand the intent of the Gettysburg Address.
  • Learn about the Underground Railroad.
  • Learn about the Declaration of Independence.
  • Understand the purpose and importance of the Constitution.
  • Learn about the Bill of Rights.
  • Understand the functions of the three branches of the United States government.
  • Recognize important political leaders.
  • Create a political platform.
  • Make campaign advertising materials to reflect a political platform.
  • Understand the functions of elections in the United States.
  • Understand and apply how maps and globes are used to display regions of the world.
  • Use maps and photos to identify and locate major landmarks or major physical features of the U.S.
  • Learn about Yellowstone National Park.
  • Identify an isthmus.
  • Locate Argentina on a map of South America.
  • Research the design of Argentina‚Äôs flag.
  • Learn about China and Europe.
  • Apply basic economic principles.
  • Understand how people make economic choices and stay within a budget.
  • Differentiate between goods and services.
  • Classify materials as natural resources, capital resources, or human resources.
  • Recognize a mode of transportation.
  • Understand how cultural contributions of various groups have shaped the history of the world.
  • Compare and contrast pioneer lifestyle to today.
  • Learn the characteristics of a rural community.
  • Understand responsibilities within a family community.
  • Compare and contrast communities.
  • Understand how individuals within a community work together for the good of the community.
  • Design a model of a community.
  • Identify a community helper.
  • Characterize qualities of good citizenship.
  • Understand and demonstrate how to cooperate as a team.
  • Recognize contributions of famous missionaries.
  • Recognize and learn about other continents.
  • Understand how the environment affects cultural groups.
  • Place events in chronological order on a timeline.