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Cultural Program Goals and Objectives
Grade Level 3

About the Cultural Program
Social Studies and Science are often treated as separate subjects in school, but with our Cultural Program, we'll combine social studies and science. During the habitat classes, students explore the Sound, Salt Marsh, Pond, Beach and Forest, and focus on human interaction with the habitats. We'll explore the three groups of people to inhabit our area (African Americans, Europeans, and Native Americans) and find out how each group experimented with island plants, animals and other materials. Finally, we'll explore how our current culture (that's us!) uses plants, animals and materials native to our island habitat and how we can conserve and protect them. Because of the multi-disciplinary mix of social studies and science, we are offering these classes only to groups of students 6th grade and younger.

Main Curriculum Area: Science
Other Curriculum Area: Social Studies
Other Curriculum Area: Health Education

Primary Goals and Objectives:
These objectives will be covered during all Cultural Program classes. Some objectives are more specific to one habitat than another, so if your schedule does not allow you to take all offered classes, or if there are particular objectives that you want to make sure we cover, please let us know what your specific needs are.

Essential Standards
3.H.1
Understand how events, individuals and ideas have influenced the history of local and regional communities.


Clarifying Objectives

3.H.1.1 Explain key historical events that occurred in the local community and regions over time.

3.H.1.2 Analyze the impact of contributions made by diverse historical figures in local communities and regions over time.

3.H.1.3 Exemplify the ideas that were significant in the development of local communities and regions.


Essential Standards
3.G.1
Understand the earth's patterns by using the 5 themes of geography: (location, place, human-environment interaction, movement and regions).

Clarifying Objectives

3.G.1.1 Find absolute and relative locations of places within the local community and region.

3.G.1.2 Compare the human and physical characteristics of places.

3.L.1.3 Exemplify how people adapt to, change and protect the environment to meet their needs.


Social Studies: Civics and Government

Essential Standards3.C&G.2

Understand how citizens participate in their communities.

Clarifying Objectives

3.C&G.2.1 Exemplify how citizens contribute politically, socially and economically to their community.

3.C&G.2.2 Exemplify how citizens contribute to the well-being of the community's natural environment.

3.C&G.2.3 Apply skills in civic engagement and public discourse (school, community)
Health Education
Essential Standard 3.MEH.1 Understand positive stress management strategies.


Clarifying Objectives
3.MEH.1.1
Explain how self-control is a valuable tool in avoiding health risks.

3.MEH.1.2 Classify stress as preventable or manageable.

Essential Standard 3.ICR.1 Understand healthy and effective interpersonal communication and relationships.


Clarifying Objectives
3.ICR.1.1
Summarize qualities and benefits of a healthy relationship.

3.ICR.1.2 Plan how to show compassion for all living things and respect for other people's property.

3.ICR.1.4 Illustrate how to effectively and respectfully express opinions that differ.

3.ICR.1.5 Analyze situations in terms of the strategies used by people in those situations that help or hinder healthy relationships.

Essential Standard 3.MS.1 Apply competent motor skills and movement patterns needed to perform a variety of physical activities.


Clarifying Objectives
PE.3.MS.1.1
Execute combinations of simple locomotor skills and manipulative skills.

PE.3.MS.1.2 Apply basic manipulative skills while moving/traveling.

PE.3.MS.1.3 Execute mature form when combining locomotor skills with changes in direction.

PE.3.MS.1.4 Use variations of different locomotor skills with rhythmic patters and smooth transitions.

Essential Standard 3.MC.2 Understand concepts, principles, strategies, and tactics that apply to the learning and performance of movement.


Clarifying Objectives
PE.3.MC.2.1
Illustrate how practice, attention, and effort are required to improve skills.

PE.3.MC.2.2 Integrate the essential elements of correct form for the five fundamental manipulative skills

PE.3.MC.2.3 Illustrate a variety of activities that are associated with four or more of the five components of health-related fitness

Essential Standard 3.HF.3 Understand the importance of achieving and maintaining a health-enhancing level of physical fitness.


Clarifying Objectives
PE.2.HF.3.2 Identify enjoyable and challenging physical activities that one can do for increasing periods of time without stopping.

Essential Standard 3.PR.4 Use behavioral strategies that are responsible and enhance respect of self and others and value activity.


Clarifying Objectives
PE.3.PR.4.1
Use self-control to demonstrate personal responsibility and respect for self and others.

PE.3.PR.4.2 Use cooperation and communication skills to achieve common goals.

PE.3.PR.4.3 Explain the importance of working productively with others.

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