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3rd Grade
This lesson prompts students thinking about elements that define regions in our state (cultural, demographic, economic and geographic features). 3.G.1 Art appreciation and interpreting art in this lesson could be applicable for studying art in third grade (critical analysis) This lesson could be used but this lesson should be modified to teach a strategy for determining the elapsed time on a timeline.

5th Grade

NC Regions in Art

Timelines

Reading North Carolina Maps

NC Coastal Plain Region

This lesson prompts students thinking about how the movement of goods, ideas, and various cultural groups influenced the development of regions in the U.S.) 5.C.1.3 Students could use the interpretation components of this lesson to use critical analysis to view and judge art. Using timelines will be an important skill to help students understand and visualize events that they are studying about in social studies as well as placing historical figures from literature in relationship to other events. This lesson may be modified for This lesson could be modified for third graders to measure length. 5th graders where students A modified map could be made would determine the distance of North Carolina that shows between places in both miles straight lines between places on and then convert to kilometers. the map. Students could use The lesson could be expanded to rulers marked with halves and understand ratios (fractions), fourths of an inch to determine particularly looking at how many inches the places are representational scales on a apart. A chart that translates the map. inch measurement to miles could be provided for the students to help them then determine the actual number of miles between places. This lesson may be applicable to This lesson may be applicable to third grade in showing how the show how the movement of location of regions affects goods, ideas, and various activity in a market economy, cultural groups influenced the by having students learn about development of regions in the the resources that have an effect U.S.) 5.C.1.3 on the types of jobs and goods that are produced in this region. This lesson provides students the opportunity to compare various regions according to their characteristics. 3.F.1

Lighthouses

This lesson could be used with 3rd graders to create art using a variety of media with refined skills.

NC Piedmont Region

Monuments in the Capitol

NC Mountain Region

The art portion of this lesson incorporating two mediums using the pen wash technique could be incorporated in art lessons that allow student to create art using a variety of tools, media, and processes. This lesson may be applicable to This lesson prompts students third grade in showing how the thinking about how the location of regions affects movement of goods, ideas, and activity in a market economy, various cultural groups by having students learn about influenced the development of the resources that have an effect regions in the U.S.) 5.C.1.3 on the types of jobs and goods that are produced in this region. This lesson provides students the opportunity to compare various regions according to their characteristics. 3.F.1 This lesson may be helpful for Having students study the third graders when discussing monuments and memorials in local government, by looking at the state capitol will help monuments and the rules of students analyze the impact of communities to allow memorials major wars and battles, 5.H.1.3 to be erected. This lesson has an as well as look at the changing activity that asks students to role of women and minorities on design a monument for someone American society. 5.H.2.3 who has made an impact on them or their community which would be helpful as a third grade social studies project. This lesson may be applicable to This lesson prompts students third grade in showing how the thinking about how the location of regions affects movement of goods, ideas, and activity in a market economy, various cultural groups by having students learn about influenced the development of the resources that have an effect regions in the U.S.) 5.C.1.3 on the types of jobs and goods that are produced in this region. This lesson provides students the opportunity to compare various regions according to their characteristics.

Biltmore

NC State Symbols

By looking at the Biltmore community students in third grade could use this micro examples of how citizens participate in their community. The square dancing portion of this lesson helps students to see how artistic expression is demonstrated in local and regional communities. Studying the state symbols shows the contributions of people and products to our state and highlights natural resources in our state.

This lesson focusing on George Washington Vanderbilt could be used to explain how key historical figures have exemplified values and principles of American democracy. 5.H.2.2

Looking at the our state symbols might provide some material for students to reflect on values we share as well as look at production using resources that have contributed to economic growth