This past week, the third grade students at Ben Porat Yosef kicked off their first social studies unit! Through Atlas exploration and read-alouds about traditions around the globe, the students learned about the world around them. The students then had a chance to research some countries that were of interest to them on their devices through Epic, which allows students to access research and books. After their initial research, the students had the opportunity to pick a country to focus on. As the students continue to research their countries, they will learn about traditions, currency, animals, languages and more! At the conclusion of the unit, the students are looking forward to coming dressed in the colors of their country’s flag and presenting their research to the grade!