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Wit & Wisdom

3rd Grade

Wit and Wisdom is a K-8 English curriculum written and owned by Great Minds. We love it because it brings rich content into the classroom.  Wit and Wisdom helps you meet the expectations of the standards while celebrating the joy of reading and writing with your students. These files are meant to supplement classrooms who have purchased the Wit and Wisdom curriculum materials from Great Minds.

Module 1 | The Sea

Since ancient times, the sea has inspired explorers and scientists, authors and artists, adults and children. Students build knowledge about the vast ocean and the creatures that live in this fascinating, inspiring, and sometimes dangerous environment.

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Module 2 | Outer Space

Over half a billion people around the world gathered around their televisions to watch when Neil Armstrong became the first human to walk on the moon. Their collective fascination with outer space was not unique to that moment in time, but rather part of a continued fascination that has driven people to study and explore outer space since the earliest of times.

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Module 3 | A New Home

America represents a land of possibility and opportunity—a chance to begin again, to strike it rich, to establish a safe home, or obtain freedom. Hopeful immigrants left their homelands, often with little more than the belief that in America, with hard work and a little luck, they would have an opportunity to create better lives for themselves and their families.

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Module 4 | Artists Make Art

Artists work in different media to express themselves, communicate ideas and feelings, and enrich society. Students explore texts and art that detail the creative processes, the successes, and the struggles involved in translating thoughts into words, sound, and images.

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