In third grade, the children learn about American history through text, literature, art, discussion, and unforgettable experiences such as the Pioneer Room and the Pawnee Earth Lodge. Building on all that students have learned in the early grades, third grade teachers weave lessons into thematic units including: The Ice Age and migration of people to the Americas, Native American Culture, Columbus and the European Explorers, Colonial Life, Lewis and Clark, and Pioneer Families.
Third graders begin to delve into the research process more thoroughly through their work on animal reports and other projects. They continue to focus on building their organizational skills and maintaining a positive classroom environment.
Click here to learn more about The Winnetka Public Schools' living museum and third grade experience, The Pioneer Room.