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Grade 3 - Social Studies Georgia Standards of Excellence (GSE)

Note: Social Studies Resources are developed and reviewed by #GAsocialstudies educators. 

Are you looking for the GSE, curriculum maps, teacher notes, and unit plans for this grade level? You can find all of those sample resources on our new platform GaDOE Inspire! Click the link below for the Kindergarten page. 

The GSE and teacher notes are in the "course resources" tab. Sample lessons and activities are in the "curriculum map." Click here to see a video tour of Social Studies Resouces in GaDOE Inspire​.​

​​​​​​​​​Visit GaDOE Inspire for 3rd Grade ​Social Studies Supports

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​What does every day social studies inquiry look like?​

Check out this 3rd Grade Social Studies Lesson "Using Inquiry to Launch a Lesson: American Indians" For lesson resources and more videos visit the Everyday Inquiry in Elementary Social Studies Video Series​


​Teacher Content Videos

British Colonial America Part 1


British Colonial America Part 2


Early American Indian Cultures Part 1


Early American Indian Cultures Part 2


European Exploration of North America


Instructional Activity Videos

Inquiry Stations: American Indians – 3H1a-b, 3G3a, 3E1a

Investigating Explorers – 3H2, 3G3b

Reading Like a Historian


Using Fiction to Understand History

Using Historical Images 

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