• 3rd Grade Social Studies Standards


    Enduring Understandings

    C1 - Students know that different communities create rules to promote the common good and individual liberties.

    C2 - Students recognize that one has rights and responsibilities as a citizen in one’s own community.

    C3 - Students know that there are different communities nearby and that there may be different rules for different communities.

    C4 - Students understand that when one shows concern for the well-being of one’s classroom, school, and community, one is being “civic-minded.”



    Enduring Understandings

    E1 - Students make decisions about how to use resources to benefit oneself and others.

    E2 - Students understand the basic elements of a community’s economic system, including producers, distributors, and consumers of goods and services.

    E3 - Students know that the government has a role in the economy.

    E4 - Students know that when people specialize and trade, it leads to increased economic interdependence, which is a fundamental step in understanding how the world economy functions.



    Enduring Understandings

    G1 - Students know that the use of tools (e.g., maps, globes, charts, graphs) is important to understanding the world around us. Different cultures may use different tools, and have different names and different perspectives, when looking at the world around us.

    G2 - Students know that the human-environment interactions are essential aspects of human life in all societies and they occur at local-to-regional scale. Human actions modify the physical environment and, in turn, the physical environment limits or promotes human activities.

    G3 - Students know that people, products, and ideas can move, connecting local and global communities to each other.



    Enduring Understandings

    H1 - Students know that the study of chronology is necessary for understanding cultures, global connections, and historical events.

    H2 - Students know that history is a series of connected events shaped by multiple cause-effect relationships, linking past to present.

    H3 - Students understand that historical events can be interpreted differently by different individuals, families, and communities.

    H4 - Students can use the historical inquiry process that is based in materials, including primary source documents, to study and analyze the past and understand current issues and events.


    Social Studies Skills

    Enduring Understandings

    SSS1 - Students know that there are many sides to an argument and can share one’s own side with evidence-based research.

    SSS2 - Students know how to ask a variety of quality questions and find appropriate materials to find the answers to those questions.

    SSS3 - Students know that there are many ideas, issues, and conflicts going on in the world around one and can listen in order to understand the different points of view and use one’s own voice to enact change.

    SSS4 - Students know that there are many ways to share ideas and can evaluate evidence and determine best tools to express one’s own knowledge and understanding.