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Social Studies

Grade 3
Social Studies


What your child is learning

Your Grade 3 child will study life in other parts of the world and discover shared ground among all people. By examining communities in India, Tunisia, Peru and Ukraine, they will discover common needs and how people’s quality of life varies around the world. Your child will explore the concept of a global community and Canada’s role within it. For more about Grade 3 Social Studies, refer to the program of studies.



How your child is assessed

Your child’s learning is assessed using a variety of tools and strategies within the classroom. Ask your child’s teacher what methods they are using. The different assessment methods tell you and your child’s teacher about your child’s strengths, the areas in which they might grow and how well your child is doing throughout the course. Your child’s teacher can then change or refine their teaching plans to ensure that learning activities better meet the needs of your child. At the end of the course, your child is assessed and their achievement is reported so that you know if they have achieved the expected learning outcomes for their grade.

More information regarding social studies assessment is available through Assessment: Linking Teaching and Learning.

Resources to help your child

A variety of digital and print resources, developed by publishers, Alberta Education or Alberta teachers, are available to help students learn. Teachers may select, and bring into the classroom, numerous innovative and creative resources to create rich learning experiences for your child. Visit new to learn more about the resources your child may encounter.

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