Grade Level: Third Grade | Content Area: Social Studies | Duration of Unit: 3 weeks
Students will understand why it is important for Americans to share certain democratic beliefs. Students will learn that this applies to our personal and civic lives. Students will be able to explain the need to promote the common good, obey laws all while also respecting the rights of others. Students will also describe the elements of representative democracy/republic in the United States. Students will be able to recount the three branches, levels of government, and responsibilities of each branch.