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3rd Grade: The Education and the Environment Initiative (EEI) Curriculum

Below you will find EEI Curriculum final units for 3rd grade. Many of the PDF files are large (10 to 60 MB or more) and may require significant download time, depending upon the type of Internet connection you are using.

EEI Visual Aid Instructions

3rd Grade Standard Units
Cover 3.1.1./3.1.2. The Geography of Where We Live. Click to enlarge image. 3.1.1./3.1.2.
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The Geography of Where We Live

Teacher’s Edition (PDF, 33.8 MB)
Teacher's Masters (PDF, 4.4 MB)
Student Workbook (PDF, 3.5 MB)
Dictionary (PDF, 8.2 MB)
Word Wall Cards (PDF, 7 MB)
Information Cards (PDF, 500 KB)
Reader: California Natural Regions (PDF, 28.3 MB)
NGS Maps: Natural Regions (PDF, 28 MB), Political (PDF, 18 MB), People and the Environment (PDF, 36 MB)

Cover 3.2.2. California Indian People: Exploring Tribal Regions. Click to enlarge image. 3.2.2.
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California Indian People: Exploring Tribal Regions

Teacher’s Edition (PDF, 100 MB)
Teacher's Masters (PDF, 2 MB)
Student Workbook (PDF, 8.5 MB)
Student Edition (PDF, 37 MB)
Visual Aids (PDF, 53 MB)
Visual Aids (Projectable Format PDF, 43.1 MB)
Dictionary (PDF, 7 MB)
Word Wall Cards (PDF, 4 MB)
Reader: California Natural Regions (PDF, 26 MB)
NGS Maps: Political (PDF,18 MB), Natural Regions (PDF, 28 MB) and California Tribal Regions (PDF, 23.5 MB)
Cover 3.3.a. Structures for Survival in a Healthy Ecosystem. Click to enlarge image. 3.3.a.
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Structures for Survival in a Healthy Ecosystem

Teacher’s Edition (PDF, 67 MB)
Teacher's Masters (PDF, 6 MB)
Student Workbook (PDF, 12 MB)
Visual Aids (PDF, 31 MB)
Visual Aids (Projectable Format PDF, 28.6 MB)
Dictionary (PDF, 8 MB)
Word Wall Cards (PDF, 10 MB)
Information Cards (PDF, 3 MB)
Readers: Roots and Trunks, Beaks and Claws (PDF, 19 MB) and California Natural Regions (PDF, 28 MB)
NGS Map: Habitats (PDF, 38 MB)

Cover 3.3.c/3.3.d. Living Things in Changing Environments. Click to enlarge image. 3.3.c./3.3.d.
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Living Things in Changing Environments

Teacher's Edition (PDF, 38 MB)
Teacher's Masters (PDF, 11 MB)
Student Workbook (PDF, 7 MB)
Visual Aids (PDF, 9 MB)
Visual Aids (Projectable Format PDF, 6.8 MB)
Word Wall Cards (PDF, 7 MB)
Information Cards (PDF, 4 MB)
Dictionary (PDF, 10 MB)
Reader: Sweetwater Marsh National Wildlife Refuge (PDF, 19 MB)
NGS Map: Habitats (PDF, 38 MB)

Cover 351-352-353. California's Economy—Natural Choices. Click to enlarge image. 3.5.1./3.5.2./3.5.3.
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California's Economy—Natural Choices

Teacher’s Edition (PDF, 59 MB)
Teacher's Masters (PDF, 5.3 MB)
Student Workbook (PDF, 5 MB)
Visual Aids (PDF,5.2  MB)
Visual Aids (Projectable Format PDF, 554 KB)
Dictionary (PDF, 8.3 MB)
Word Wall Cards (PDF, 4.5 MB)
Information Cards (PDF, 35 MB)
Reader: So Many Decisions to Make (PDF, 11.3 MB)
NGS Maps: Political (PDF, 18 MB), People and the Environment (PDF, 36 MB), and Natural Regions (PDF, 28 MB)
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Last updated: June 29, 2011
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