Students in grade three learn more about our connections to the past and the ways in which particularly local, but also regional and national, government and traditions have developed and left their marks on current society, providing common memories. Em­phasis is on the physical and cultural landscape of California, including the study of American Indians, the subsequent arrival of immigrants, and the impact they have had in forming the character of our contemporary society.

In Social Studies 3, students learn about the early history of California. They will explore various Native American tribes and how California's geography impacted their lives. Later, they will learn about early settlers and how they have shaped the economy and landscape of California today. 

Sally Feng - Elementary Teacher, Method Schools