Rod and Staff Social Studies - Grade 3

Social Studies Grade 3:

Understanding Our Community

This hardcover textbook of 31 lessons has been revised and incorporated into the Understanding God's World Series. The revision has simplified the scope of each lesson. Some of the social and civics content has been replaced with map-skills lessons. Six review lessons and six chapter tests are included. Most of the exercises are in the workbook, but a few are in the textbook.

The Teacher's Manual contains a reduced copy of the textbook and the workbook, with answers filled in. Surrounding the pupil pages are lesson concepts and teaching aids. Most exercises have answers that are easy to grade.

This course gives the student an introduction to the community and shows how various organizations and public services operate. The goal is to foster an appreciation for the services offered and to help the student to act responsibly. Most lessons are presented in story form so that the student learns through the eyes of the main character as he observes his community. The pupil's book has color pictures where color is important.


"And the Lord God said, It is not good that the man should be alone; I will make him an help meet for him" (Genesis 2:18).

Adam was all alone in the Garden of Eden. God knew that this was not good, so He gave Adam a wife. Adam named his wife Eve. God gave many children to Adam and Eve. Mter these children grew up, they married and had families of their own. Soon there were many families. A group of families living close together is a community.

Families still live in communities today. This book will help you understand your community better. You will see how the home, the church, and the school are very important parts of a community. You will learn about some of the businesses and services that help to make a community. You will also learn about reading maps.

The stories in the lessons are about Simon Hoover. He lives with his family on a farm near Oakdale. (This is an imaginary boy and an imaginary town.) You will learn about this community, where Simon and his family live. Of course, your community is not exactly the same as Oakdale. But you will find that many things are nearly alike.

So come along and read about Simon. Learn with him as he goes with Father to the orchard and to the hardware store. Learn with him as he goes with Mother to the supermarket and to the eye doctor. And learn with him as his family works at home and travels the roads of the community.

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