Social Studies


Butterfly Social Studies grade three is the only Social Studies book available in Pakistan that develops life and civic skills through carefully developed contents and end of chapter activities.

This book includes fourteen key life skills from the most recognized 4H model of life skills. Each life skills has an example that comes from the life of a great personality. Each life skill has sufficient practice material to help children develop that particular life skill. The life skills included in this book are:

  1. Self esteem
  2. leadership
  3. learning to learn
  4. Decision making
  5. Goal setting
  6. Character
  7. Accepting differences
  8. Concern for others
  9. Planning
  10. Disease prevention
  11. Healthy choices
  12. keeping record
  13. Personal safety
  14. Wise use of resources

This social studies book also incorporates civic skills recommended by numerous international curriculums. Again, each civic skill is developed through activities and worksheet provided at the end of the chapter. The civic skills included in this social studies syllabus book are:

  1. Developing confidence
  2. Playing an active role
  3. Difference between right and wrong
  4. Dealing with feelings
  5. Developing relationships
  6. Discussing
  7. Love and care
  8. Managing resources
  9. Finding reasons
  10. Observing places
  11. Assigning responsibility
  12. Focusing on goals

The content included in this book are age appropriate, relevant and interesting for children of this age. These contents  come from the life of the great personalities, our environment and history.

Content of the Book

Common Core Standards

Class 3 (Social Studies)

Students should be able to:



Reading: Literature

Key Ideas and Details:

Ask and answer questions to demonstrate understanding of a text, referring explicitly to the text as the basis for the answers.





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Describe characters in a story (e.g., their traits, motivations, or feelings) and explain how their actions contribute to the sequence of events.
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2.Craft and Structure

Determine the meaning of words and phrases as they are used in a text, distinguishing literal from nonliteral language.



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Integration of Knowledge and Ideas:

Explain how specific aspects of a text’s illustrations contribute to what is conveyed by the words in a story (e.g., create mood, emphasize aspects of a character or setting).




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Reading: Informational Text

Key Ideas and Details:

Ask and answer questions to demonstrate understanding of a text, referring explicitly to the text as the basis for the answers.





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Determine the main idea of a text; recount the key details and explain how they support the main idea.



Describe the relationship between a series of historical events, scientific ideas or concepts, or steps in technical procedures in a text, using language that pertains to time, sequence, and cause/effect.

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Integration of Knowledge and Ideas:

Use information gained from illustrations (e.g., maps, photographs) and the words in a text to demonstrate understanding of the text (e.g., where, when, why, and how key events occur).




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Compare and contrast the most important points and key details presented in two texts on the same topic.

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Range of Reading and Level of Text Complexity:

By the end of year read and comprehends informational texts, including history/social studies, science, and technical texts, in the grades 2-3 text complexity band proficiently, with scaffolding as needed at the high end of the range.





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Text Types and Purposes:

Introduce the topic or text they are writing about, state an opinion, and create an organizational structure that lists reasons.







Use linking words and phrases (e.g., becausethereforesincefor example) to connect opinion and reasons.

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Write informative/explanatory texts to examine a topic and convey ideas and information clearly.

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Write narratives to develop real or imagined experiences or events using effective technique, descriptive details, and clear event sequences.

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Establish a situation and introduce a narrator and/or characters; organize an event sequence that unfolds naturally.

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Use dialogue and descriptions of actions, thoughts, and feelings to develop experiences and events or show the response of characters to situations.

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