This is for a 3rd grade elementary class and the theme is The Civil War.
Using a graphic organizer of your choice, create a basic outline for the social studies theme that could be taught over the course of one month or longer.
Choose a topic that includes two or three units that flow in an orderly sequence. Display the unit titles in the graphic organizer with lesson titles, topics, and objectives that are aligned to the standards. Full lesson plans are not required.
Create a rationale statement as well as a student-friendly title for the entire theme.
Include sections on your graphic organizer for culminating activity ideas, field trips, guest speakers, and other resources, including literature.
Design at least two authentic assessments that address your topic; one formative and one summative.