Third Grade Social Studies

Community Life

Third grade social studies lesson plans take students into the communities that settled America and began creating its culture and industry. VocabularySpellingCity provides your students with fun online social studies vocabulary games that help them learn and understand these communities while learning the social studies vocabulary that describes them. Whether you are teaching a 3rd grade social studies unit about the founding of the country or about how immigrants have helped build the national community, your students can use these word lists to learn the vocabulary associated with your social studies curriculum. Read MoreRead Less

These social studies activities and games provide a spoken contextual sentence for the social studies vocabulary while also teaching proper spelling. VocabularySpellingCity works in partnership with teachers and students, to make 3rd grade social studies both educational and fun.

Learning vocabulary enhances understanding of the concepts and events to which the words relate. It is important that 3rd grade students know the specific meanings of words in order to relate them to a particular context and thereby grasp the broader lesson at hand. If students don’t understand the words used in a lesson, they are not likely to understand the lesson as a whole. That is why vocabulary comprehension is so often the difference between pass and fail on a test. Perhaps more importantly, it can be the difference between building interest and feeling defeated. Of course, teachers and parents want their students to be interested in learning and motivated to succeed. VocabularySpellingCity’s interactive games and fun learning activities keep students engaged while building their vocabulary. Students can practice other subject vocabulary with ready-made third grade spelling word lists that include third grade math, third grade science, and third grade reading.

The following games are recommended for 3rd Grade Social Studies Vocabulary Lists.

Final Sound Speller provides practice recognizing sounds/spelling correspondences. Practice of these basic phonics skills prepare students for blending words orally and in writing.

Play Final Sound Speller with a 3rd grade social studies list.

Aim2Spell is a fun way to practice spelling words.

Play Aim2Spell with a 3rd grade social studies list.

Word Videos allows students to create their own word video.

Play Word Videos with a 3rd grade social studies list.